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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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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