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Stop and Smell the Roses!

Being a native New Yorker, there are so many things you take for granted. The hustle and bustle of life creates a myopic existence as we race from home to work or to whatever our jammed packed schedules have on the horizon. 483 more words


99 Word Flash Fiction: Charlie Chaplin

“I’ve found a secret drawer in Dad’s bureau” Charlie’s daughter told her sister. They looked out at the mountains ringing Lake Geneva contemplating breaking in. Their excitement rose as they saw an envelope hidden in the back.  194 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken in more ways than one

Angkor Thom was founded by King Jayavarman VII  built in the 10th and 11th century. It was built in an almost perfect square and outside its high walls was a wide moat which once housed hungry crocodiles. 186 more words

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Thursday's Special: Opposites -- The Old Bakehouse

Stroud situated on the mid North Coast of NSW had its beginnings in the early 1800s. It was the town which was the headquarters of the Australian Agricultural Company. 294 more words

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Chronicles of a Baby Boomer

I am blessed. No matter what hardships or obstacles lay before me I’ve always known, acknowledged and felt extremely grateful that I grew up at the time and in the place that I did. 1,042 more words


Book Review: The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg

Ginzburg, Carlo. The Cheese and the Worms. Translated by John and Anne Tedeschi. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Carlo Ginzburg’s assessment of sixteenth peasantry in relation to the Inquisition aims to zoom in on a single subject to present a wider hypothesis on a world that, until then, had not been researched. 1,620 more words

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Mooncussers of Cape Cod: A myth explored

Mooncussers of Cape Cod: A myth explored

By Angela Macdonald

November 6, 2010


Unless you grew up in very specific coastal regions, or spent a good deal of time in one, you’ve probably never heard of a mooncusser. 5,412 more words