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A Long, Cool Drink

Several years ago, I was on the hunt for water bottles that would keep ice water cold for long periods of time. My search carried me to a local hiking/biking/climbing store. 543 more words

1800s

The Professor's Daughter

Author: Joann Sfar

Illustrator: Emmanuel Guibert

In Victorian England, the daughter of a professor of archaeology has found herself in some rather unusual company. Her name is Lillian, and her companion is none other than Imhotep IV–one of her father’s mummies now up walking and talking, still wearing his grave wrappings underneath the dashing tailcoat and top hat. 195 more words

Book Review

Lady Caroline Lamb’s whole disgraceful truth… Part fourteen... Caro falls with a child

Sorry, it has been a few weeks since I last shared a part of Caroline’s true story, but I have had writing deadlines, so I had to press pause, but anyway, now Caro is back, and I will just dive into her story today. 1,913 more words

Writing

One Thousand White Women - Jim Fergus

I was hesitant to read this book about a woman in the late 1800′s who agrees to marry an American Indian and bear him as child as part of a government program to assimilate Indians into white society because the topic is way outside my comfort zone but the book is so well-written I’m glad I took the chance.   188 more words

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Newgate Prison in 1800

A map of  London’s notorious Newgate Prison from 1800, with separate courtyards for debtors, men felons and women felons. Newgate was closed in 1902 and demolished in 1904.

History

What's Your Quit Day?

By Ginny A. Roth

For nearly 42 million Americans, smoking is a hard habit to break.  The American Cancer Society (ACS) calls tobacco use the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, yet for most smokers, quitting seems an unattainable goal. 330 more words

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