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Bringing WWII to the Luther Hotel

It was a night of firsts.

It was the first time the entire cast had been together, in place, ready to guide small groups through the halls and rooms of the historical Luther Hotel. 1,836 more words

Gettysburg Remembrance

Gettysburg a three day battle that was fought in July 1-3, 1863, in which 45,515 confederate and union soldiers were killed or wounded.  Each year their is an annual reenactment, but in the month of November a day is put aside to remember the men on both sides who fought during this bloody three day battle. 229 more words


Now Left

While for some events there are no second chances, Fitzgerald himself knew it wasn’t true that there are no acts in American lives.  And so it is with Fort Ticonderoga, changing hands several times throughout its existence, until British troops, retreating in 1777, did their best to raze the structure. 301 more words

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October Update

Hello again loves! It’s been forever since I last posted on here, but I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy these past few weeks. I’ve had a whole variety of adventures since you last heard from me, including learning lettering, knitting, and even how to make jams and jellies (more on that one in a few days). 538 more words


Book Review: A Memory of Muskets

This novel was my first introduction to Kathleen Ernst’s character Chloe Ellefson. Chloe is a curator at Old World Wisconsin, a re-creation of the homes and farms of many early European immigrants to America. 1,928 more words

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The Art of Deviance

Some regular readers know I was part of Chicago’s punk rock scene in the early 1980s: my first foray into unusual music and natty dressing.* I think that’s me and my keffiyeh at a Naked Raygun show in… 616 more words

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