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The Great Fire of London's OTHER monument: The Golden Boy of Pye Corner

Most Londoners have heard of The Monument in the City – after all there’s a tube station named after it and it’s pretty visible on the skyline (despite the increasing amounts of skyscrapers). 789 more words


Small town Saturday

I spent most of my Saturday in Smithfield,  a small town in the southeastern region of Virginia. While my husband participated in the Smithfield Sprint Triathlon, my daughter and I explored Main Street (and a few other side streets we used to get to Main Street.)   While most people know about the big cities in our country–New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles–isn’t it really the small towns that best  define us as a nation? 58 more words


Crowd-funding The Burning Time

When I was working on my last book Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina, I initiated a form of “crowd-funding” to help me finish it, and was fortunate that this met with a good reception from a number of friends who, in return for a contribution of £50, received the dubious honour of being listed in the Acknowledgments. 638 more words


Jury Awards Woman More Than $13 Mil In Gender Bias Case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal court jury has awarded a southwestern Pennsylvania woman more than $13 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer. 138 more words


Pine Level Poem

(in honor of National Poetry Month, April 2015)

Photos courtesy of http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com

Pine Level is
tall pines towering
and level fields growing soy beans
and sweet potatoes… 201 more words

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Wet Market Scenes

In the hazy hue of red tungsten lamps of which dangle from the ceiling like an inverted bowl on a string, dead fish lay on a bed of ice, their bodies gleaming, gills shivering as if sucking in their last breath, pungent with fishy water, and blood. 254 more words