Monthly Archives: November 2013

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

To us lovers of all things Mark Twain, today is a major red letter day. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born as the sixth child of John Clemens and Jane (Lampton) Clemens on this day in 1835.  The small town, where … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Books, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

November Projects …Floral Friday

We’re enjoying a late Autumn in the Great Plains today.  There are still a few leaves on the trees, so the colors are still hanging on by a thread. All the remaining yellows and oranges give off a slight richness to otherwise … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Floral Arts, Vintage Collectables | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving 2013

Many of us have been thinking about appreciation and gratitude as we came upon the Thanksgiving season.  Of course, Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the U.S., today. To at least a few of us, Thanksgiving is more than … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, cultural highlights, Meanderings | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Monkey Mind

As I sat down to write today’s post, I realized my coffee had become cold.  While warming it in the microwave, I decided to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I couldn’t find the apricot jam, so I had … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, Health, Meanderings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going Alone

On some level, I’ve understood that I’m part of at least a couple of social experiments.  The experiment I consciously joined, first, is the phenomenon of unmarried adults, living alone. After leaving my childhood family home in 1973, I began … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, cultural highlights, Hometown | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Confederate Arson Plot In New York

Terrorist attacks are not a recent wartime development by any means.  As a matter of fact, a terrorist action was aimed at New York City during the latter part of the U.S. Civil War. The original plan to burn down … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What About D.B. Cooper?

So far, there has only been one unsolved, successful hijacking  of an airliner over American airspace. The FBI and other investigators have run into more than 1,000 dead ends in their efforts to finally figure out just who adopted the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in cultural highlights, Entertainment, History | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments