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New Case Study: a woman with severely aggresive external Endometriosis

A newly published study about a 35-year-old woman with a case of crazy-insane-aggressive Endometriosis hit my inbox.  I was going to fit it into a previously-written blog about hysterectomies and Endo or extra-pelvic Endo…but it was so fascinating that I decided to create today’s blog entry. 379 more words


November 21, 1942 The Alcan Highway

Discussions of a road to Alaska began as early as 1865, when Western Union contemplated plans to install a telegraph wire from the United States to Siberia. 786 more words

Burma Death Railway Spike

A couple of cool and evocative finds here from a contact in Thailand. These are Thai 1940 dated railway spikes from the ruined railway line that ran over 415 km from Thanbyuzayat in Burma to Ban Pong in Thailand. 75 more words

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November 17, 1558 Strange Beauty Secrets

Popular ideas of what is beautiful have changed with time and place, but strange beauty secrets are as old as history itself.

In ancient Greece, blond hair was perceived as beautiful, probably because it was unusual. 735 more words

Flying Solo

Flying solo around here for a few days. Tuffy P and our friend Suzanne G from Halifax are down in New York State looking at art. 130 more words

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Odds & Ends: J. Herbin Lie de Thé Review & Giveaway

Welcome, fellow Wanderers!

Tonight I’m giving away one of my favourite inks of the brown variety: Lie de Thé. If you’re a tea person, this is your kind of fountain pen ink. 604 more words


November 15, 1963 Louie Louie

In 1955, Richard Berry wrote a song about a Jamaican sailor returning to his island to see his lady love. It’s a ballad, a conversation in the first person singular, with a bartender. 469 more words