Sonnets Sunday

I bought a nice little book of sonnets by William Shakespeare (here). I’ve always loved Shakespeare, from the very first work of his I read back as a kid, up until my readings today. Though, above all else I despise Romeo and Juliet, that’s one that I could do with never having to read again […]

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Kofola – Retro on Tap

Originally posted on Beyond Prague:
A mug of draft Kofola, a staple non-alcoholic drink in Czech restaurants. A Mug of Nostalgia If you find yourself outdoors in the Czech Republic on a sunny summer day, it’s not at all unusual to see Czechs indulging in frothy mugs of freshly drafted Kofola rather than the beer…

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the funniest video I’ve found all week. This group does great jobs on all of these (or at least all the videos I’ve watched), and this is just another great one in the series. And this time around–two of my favorite personas: fictional Count Dracula and historical […]

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Oregon Waterfalls – Redone

I spent the morning (about 3.5 hours) today at Multnomah Falls and Horsetail Falls down in Oregon. That’s a great, quick day-trip from Washington State for me, and it’s really absolutely gorgeous down there. I wasn’t alone, since I had some family with me, but it helped since I had some family help me find […]

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Review: Burial Customs from a 19th Century Lens

Time for a…well, October-themed review. This time around we’re talking about death and burial customs in Russia, from the lens of 19th Century British commentary. Yeah, it’s a fun little mouthful of explanation, but it makes sense. Up for review: The Use of Sledges, Boats, and Horses at Burials in Russia by J. Oliver Wardrop, […]

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Unofficial Remembrance

Today my grandma would have been 72. I always take a moment on her birthday to remember her. She was not perfect, and never said she was, but she loved me and my sister deeply and she was a wonderful grandma. Also, she was fun and fierce–my grandma who used to drag race with all […]

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Self-Doubt, Busyness & Finding Time

I’ve been fairly gone, as is obvious to you all. Basically, as I said back in June, I had to take a quasi-hiatus (okay, being honest, it was totally a hiatus). It was hard enough with life as was, without having to come up with new posts even sporadically. It’s not fair, I guess, but […]

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Top 10 Medieval Book Curses

Source: Top 10 Medieval Book Curses Sometimes things like this catch my eye. They’re interesting and satisfy my minor (somewhat) amusement and interest in curses, hexes and anything that protects books. There’s not a lot in the article, but it gives you a nice overview of what kinds of things to expect, and which areas […]

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