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Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay and the War for Lincoln's Image

I decided to read this book as I am interested in American History and Abraham Lincoln in particular. I did not know anything about John Hay or John Nicolay other that they were Lincoln’s secretaries and guardians of the gate so to speak for access to the President. 155 more words


Labatt says cheers for Mill Street Brewery buy

Labatt Breweries of Canada has purchased Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery, much to the chagrin of fans who prefer their craft brews to be local and independently owned. 281 more words


A New Winner: China's First Patentee in the US and One of China's First Patentees in China

 China’s First Patent Office?

In an earlier blog, I noted that Dr. Jin Fuey Moy (梅振魁; Mei Zhenkui, 1862-1924) was the owner of a 1908 patent on an enhanced nutcracker for chestnuts  (“Attachment for Nutcrackers”, USPN 883,558). 624 more words

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Camp John Hay, Baguio Philippines

The sun recharges everything – plants, animals, the surroundings, and even us. Really a shame to wake up late in the day if this is how gorgeous the site will be. 70 more words


Forecast: Sunshine

UPDATE: I shot this vivid flower in a window box this morning, before the sun was up or the Weekly Challenge theme had been announced, and then left to pick up visiting friends for a bit of garage “sailing”—returning, it seemed a waste not to share the hopeful colors. 8 more words


Sunday Quotes - Luck

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. 75 more words

Dealing with a government with whom mendacity is a science is an extremely difficult and delicate matter.

– John Hay