Monthly Archives: April 2014

Moving On

Perhaps because of the changing seasons, both within and without, I’ve been feeling the need to move on.  While visiting with some friends, I found out that we share this urge to look beyond our current circumstances.  There’s some sort … Continue reading

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Our America (Review)

I’ve noticed several new “histories” appearing on the shelves at the public library the past few months.  This presents a bit of a happy quandry for me, though.  Which ones do I read sooner rather than later?   The answer came … Continue reading

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Inauguração de Brasília

It is the first city in the world designed to be entered via jet aircraft.  In fact, the architects of Brasilia, Brazil drafted the shape of the city center to look like a jet airplane.  The overtly planned city was … Continue reading

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The Enforcement Act Of 1871

President Ulysses S. Grant had been receiving numerous reports of widespread racial threats and violence happening in the Deep South, especially in South Carolina. These troubling events led the President to request a third Enforcement Act. The official title of … Continue reading

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Happy National Garlic Day To You

Julia Child introduced me, and the rest of her viewing audience, to the glories of garlic.  At the impressionable age of eleven, I became addicted to Child’s ETV cooking show. Many of her recipes included garlic.  Once, she explained that … Continue reading

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Fun With Form …Floral Friday

I’ve had to deal with an extended case of cabin fever this Spring in Northeast Nebraska, because actual Spring weather has been spotty, at best.  This is a blessing in disguise, in that I spend more time on indoor projects, … Continue reading

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The Second Longest War In History

A realignment of alliances and piracy are at the heart of a clash that pitted the tiny Scilly Islands against the Netherlands in a war about which we were not taught in our history classes.  This peculiar war was named … Continue reading

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