Monthly Archives: April 2012

Louisiana Purchase

The land area of the United States was effectively doubled 209 years ago, today.  Napoleon Bonaparte’s representative François Barbé-Marbois along with Americans Robert Livingston and James Monroe, representing President Thomas Jefferson, signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. Because the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Fear

The weather forecasters predicted a weekend of weather events.  The prognostication included damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail. That prediction festered in many people’s minds, including mine. I wondered if we don’t overdo warnings of potential danger.  I tried to pinpoint … Continue reading

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Floralia

At last, we have our weekend.  Much of the northern hemisphere is now decked out in beautiful green leaves and there are flowers here and there, as well. So, this is a great time for another Roman holiday, too.  From … Continue reading

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Coordinates …Floral Friday

Floral Friday often gives me a break from composing an essay.  Instead, I get to indulge one of my other passions, filling interesting pottery with flowers or dried plants.  I spent part of yesterday looking for flowers that will blend … Continue reading

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DIY Front Blinkers

I had just arrived back in Norfolk after a long day away from home.  The moment I pushed the turn signal indicator lever down for a left turn, I heard “tickatickatickaticka….” The green left arrow in the instrument panel flashed … Continue reading

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Administrative Professionals’ Day

I consulted my Day Planner just now and found out that today is Secretary’s Day in North America.  To be politically correct, I need to adjust the name to “Administrative Professionals’ Day” as I make a notation of it for … Continue reading

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Hakeem Wisdom

When a person thinks of top-notch basketball players who played in the United States in the National Basketball Association, a few names immediately stand out.  Michael Jordon, Shaquill O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson and Hakeem Olajuwon might come … Continue reading

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