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9 May 2016, Monday – Support and comfort

We receive news that makes us sit up and take notice. One of the relatives who lost his daughter, grandson and son-in-law in the Germanwings tragedy has filed a criminal complaint against the aviation physicians/experts at the Aero Medical Center in Frankfurt and the supervisory authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (Federal Aviation Office). 513 more words


[Free eBook] Explorers of the Mississippi by Tim Severin [Historical Adventure Travel]

Explorers of the Mississippi by British author Tim Severin, an historian and explorer who has received the Royal Geographic Society’s Gold Medal, is the 8th volume in the… 224 more words

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Grandma Gatewood's Walk

Every once in a while, I like to introduce a little bookish chaos into my life, and one fun way to do so is by ordering a… 488 more words


...of a Statesman

In the 21st century we may refer to someone we admire as a shining example or a paragon, but never a beau ideal.  In popular parlance “beau” has become associated with the antebellum courting of belles, making the phrase “beau ideal” sound more like a romantic sentiment than an expression of the esteem one might have for a great historical figure.  245 more words


The Virginia Howards

Robert E. Howard’s statements notwithstanding (see Part 1), his earliest Howard ancestors appear to have landed in Virginia, not Georgia. For it is in Virginia that we pick up the trail of three brothers with the surname of Howard: Richard, Thomas, and Mordecai. 1,113 more words