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This super happy mink in the wild sums up how I am feeling today :)


Because this week (June 2015) the mayor Fernando Haddad of São Paolo, the biggest city in Brazil, signed a historic law that…

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Animal Rights

The Fur-Rich Forests of Canada

William Doyle, The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2001)

I sometimes feel that a reference to Canada in a book like this doesn’t really “count,” in the sense that it’s not surprising that a book about the history and circumstances of the French Revolution would mention Canada.  452 more words


I measure every Grief I meet by Emily Dickinson

I measure every Grief I meet

With narrow, probing, eyes – 

I wonder if It weighs like Mine – 

Or has an Easier size.


I wonder if They bore it long – 

Or did it just begin – 

I could not tell the Date of Mine – 

It feels so old a pain – 

I wonder if it hurts to live – 

And if They have to try – 

And whether – could They choose between – 

It would not be – to die – 


I note that Some – gone patient long – 

At length, renew their smile – 

An imitation of a Light

That has so little Oil – 

I wonder if when Years have piled – 

Some Thousands – on the Harm – 

That hurt them early – such a lapse

Could give them any Balm – 


Or would they go on aching still

Through Centuries of Nerve – 

Enlightened to a larger Pain – 

In Contrast with the Love – 

The Grieved – are many – I am told – 

There is the various Cause – 

Death – is but one – and comes but once – 

And only nails the eyes – 

There's Grief of Want – and grief of Cold – 

A sort they call "Despair" – 

There's Banishment from native Eyes – 

In sight of Native Air – 


And though I may not guess the kind – 

Correctly – yet to me

A piercing Comfort it affords

In passing Calvary – 


To note the fashions – of the Cross – 

And how they're mostly worn – 

Still fascinated to presume

That Some – are like my own –
Poetry Anthology

Holy Matrimony at La Pointe

On September 28, 1843, at St. Joseph’s Mission in LaPointe on Madeleine Island in Lake Superior, Angeline Blair, the daughter of Margaret (Ma Chay) and Alexander Blair, married Pierre Trotochaud. 684 more words

Minnesota History


Watkuweis was single-handedly responsible for saving The Lewis and Clark Expedition, although they never even knew.

As recorded in The Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: 475 more words

Bear Lake Rendezvous

Fort Uncompahgre redux

June 12-14, 2015 several of us returned to Fort Uncompahgre in Delta, CO for an open house weekend.  We had a great time bringing the old fort to life. 

Historical Clothing And Equipment

Marie Dorion

You know of Sacajewea, but have you heard of Marie Dorion? She was the second woman to make the long trip from Missouri to the West Coast. 695 more words

Bear Lake Rendezvous