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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Back in August of 2005 I traveled to southern Illinois as a side trip to an NFA convention which was held in Nashville that year. Luckily, flutists travel light so my other mission during that trip was to visit a long-lost sister in her home town in Illinois. 776 more words


Beyond Good and Evil

First published 1886, Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche is worthy of revisiting if you have picked it up at some point in your life. 877 more words

Lest We Forget

The "Dammit! I wish I'd known that" Moment

(A few surviving tally sticks; the original “Stocks”)

It’s something that happens to all of us. After getting an idea, you work hard to put it together in the best possible form, you finish and feel satisfied, and then you stumble across something which – if you’d known about it at the start – could either have made the process much simpler, easier and quicker or enhanced the finished product. 1,366 more words


Infographic: When Did Famous Authors Publish Their Breakthrough Novels?

This is a fascinating infographic that was sent my way.

The graphic shows the age at which dozens of famous authors wrote their first book, their first breakthrough book, in which years of life they published other books, and when they died. 200 more words


A Children's Book by Virginia Woolf

I first learned about this Virginia Woolf children’s book from Brain Pickings. I would read this to my first daughter when she was sitting in her baby swing fading off to sleep. 108 more words


Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

I’ve had my


of harrowing


where once

was more

than I could

bear or


to repeat.

The way

I see it,

even… 146 more words