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Pirate Party

My political junkie friend, Anders, called me from Finland a few days ago to probe the depths of my mind about a few topics.  He has a way with words that always makes me smile.  He wondered if something called … Continue reading

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January Ideas …Floral Friday

A brand new year calls for a brand new approach to my favorite hobby.  The first projects for the 2015 Floral Fridays are light and simple.  I brought out three containers with origins in different countries and made of different … Continue reading

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Crisis On The Niagra River

Around Christmas in 1837, British militia from Upper Canada were encamped on the Canadian side of the Niagra River near the river formation, Navy Island. The troops were ordered to observe the Canadian island as Canadian rebels occupied it. In … Continue reading

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Vermont Day

One of the disappointments of my youth is that our family never visited Vermont.  We got as close as northern New York State, but not into the rest of New England proper.  I was interested in the Green Mountain State … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Has No Army

Costa Rica, in Central America, is an anomaly in the world and, especially, in Latin America. The nation has no standing army.  The Costa Rican constitution specifically outlaws it. It’s not like outsiders aren’t trying to make the nation conform … Continue reading

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Ghost Rockets

As a kid, I evesdropped on a few of the stories about the “old country”, Sweden, as told by my great uncles.  A few of the tales were about odd things that were witnessed by family members during World War Two and … Continue reading

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