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Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

When you’re at death’s door, life’s not expected to be much fun, even – or especially – when it’s the door to Room 9, the one with the smiley. 379 more words


Mini-reviews: Fangirl, My Heart and Other Black Holes & Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist (e-ARC)

Hello, friends!

Since I’m WAY behind on reviews, I thought I’d do something different today. Instead of writing a full review for all the books I’ve read in the last couple of weeks (which is too daunting!) I thought I’d get a couple out of the way by doing mini-reviews. 748 more words

YA Fiction

Eliza (Jones) Young - layed off 316A of John McKinnie Smith's land

In 1826, the courts ordered 316A of John McKinnie’s land be layed off and allotted to Eliza Young wife of John Y Young.

The legal proceedings required that a plat be made representing the tract of lands lying on the south side of Neuse River belonging to Larkin Smith & John McKinne Smith dec’d. 53 more words

Missouri's Marines and their abbreviated service

Early this week I used an entry from the ordnance summaries, second quarter of 1863 to introduce the Mississippi Marine Brigade.  That unit is often associated with Missouri, if for nothing else a lack of proper place to put the records.  1,105 more words

American Civil War

Monday Morning Motivation - John Young

One of the most inspirational triathletes that I’ve read about recently is John Young who is a ‘little person’ (his words).


If John can achieve a Boston Qualifying marathon time and complete an Ironman, what excuse do the rest of us have?! 33 more words



July 18 in history:

The Great Fire of Rome began on this date in 64 A.D., lasting about a week.  Many accused Emperor Nero of starting the blaze for political reasons, but modern historians believe he was not responsible, and did not stand by while singing or playing on a musical instrument.  128 more words

Today In History

NEW EXHIBITION - John Young - None Living Knows (ARC Gallery)

30 May – 8 July 2017

ARC ONE is delighted to present John Young’s None Living Knows, the latest instalment in the artist’s multi-project exploration of the Chinese diaspora in Australia since 1840. 240 more words