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Potatoes can be beautiful too

Potatoes rule the world. They have come a long way since they made the trip across the Atlantic to Europe. They produce massive crops in cool climates and, apart from Late Blight which devastates the crop, most famously in the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, are easy and reliable to grow. 728 more words

Fruit And Veg

The Return of L’Hermoine

It will be hard to describe in modern terms the celebrity of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette (aka LaFayette) in 18th century America. 680 more words

Emerging Civil War


May 16th in history:

“The bells, bells, bells, bells…”

Wedding bells for author Edgar Allan Poe and his cousin, Virginia Clemm, on May 16th, 1836. Edgar was 27, Virginia was 13. 135 more words

Today In History


“Big thoughts” may be murkier than “little thoughts” from flowers,  but I’m going to leave the flowers for a moment.

Napoleon Bonaparte died during the month of May, exactly 200 years ago.   593 more words

2015 Issues

My Royal Story: Marie Antionette by Kathryn Lasky

My Royal Story: Marie Antionette by Kathryn Lasky, historical fiction, 221 pages, first published by Scholastic Inc. in 2000, this edition published by Scholastic Ltd. in 2010. 413 more words

Book Review

Maria Christina: She Even Got the Canova!

The Augustinian Church, adjoining the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, contains one of the saddest and most grandiose memorials I’ve ever seen.  It occupies a huge section of wall space in the family church of the Habsburgs. 500 more words



Having finished the research and the paper, I now feel justified in heaving a big sigh of relief. Now that the stress of the paper is over, I can look back on my research, findings, and process. 548 more words

Marie Antoinette