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Book Review: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

The best thing about this book is that is delivered exactly what I wanted and expected. I mean not every book needs to be groundbreaking and life changing, right? 212 more words


Porcelain blues

I confess— I love designs that are intricately done. whether it be an illustration or a crafted material. There’s just an extra appreciation credited when there’s meticulous detail given on a certain craft simply because of the craftsman’s passion and soul going with every material they make.

Nail Art

Nyboder: The yellow city inside Copenhagen.

Built by Christian IV in 1631 (completed in 1795), Nyboder was built to house the growing number of Denmark’s Naval officers and their families. Located in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, the rows of ‘Nyboder’ yellow houses still remain in use by officers and personnel of the Danish Navy, Army and Air Force today. 35 more words


Hannibal's Bad Eye

When he was crossing a swamp early in his Italian campaign, Hannibal Barca of Carthage lost sight in one eye, possibly due to a disease called opthalmia. 119 more words


Nagakura Shinpachi

Over time like most anime fans, I’ve developed a fondness for the Shinsengumi. Being an avid fan of Japanese history and samurai in general also plays a big factor. 151 more words


Wernher von Braun standing next to the F-1 engines on the Apollo Saturn V rocket.

One of the few people in history that I both despise and admire.

He accepted membership into the SS, lied about how long he was a member of the Nazi party, built the rockets which were used on civilian targets using slave labor to do so. 72 more words