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We Visited William Seward’s House

July 18, 2012

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We traveled out to Auburn, NY, recently and had a little extra time before heading home. On a whim, we stopped at the William Seward Home and Historic Site in downtown. I knew very little about the man (something about Alaska and Abraham Lincoln?) but what I learned on the visit knocked my socks off. […]

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Wordless Wednesday: We’re Still Independent

July 4, 2012

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Fly those colors high.

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The Story of the Hallelujah Chorus

November 30, 2011

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On Sunday during church, the bombastic strains of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah kept running though my head. It’s such a glorious piece, one that makes me want to jump up and down with glee. :frolic: So I downloaded the song as my newest ringtone for my phone and have been having fun whenever […]

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Ten Things I’ve Done That You Probably Haven’t

November 3, 2011

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I saw Karen’s post 12 Things I’ve Done That You Probably Haven’t and was intrigued by her answers. Yep, I haven’t done those things (except maybe I’ve read as many books or more in my lifetime). Her post got me thinking, so I thought I’d join in and have a little fun. I’d be really […]

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What’s So Awful About Good Grammar?

July 11, 2011

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I’ve seen a noticeable increase in articles, posts and Twitters about “grammar police” lately. Most of the stories run this way: a person will write about the importance of proper grammar and spelling, and the commenters usually criticize and whine that English is too difficult and that proper English doesn’t matter, anyway. Au contraire. Proper […]

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2011

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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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Boredom– Killer of Innovation

March 30, 2011

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The Old Geezer had a great blog post about boredom. He noted that in this modern world of electronics and gadgetry, some people still complain of boredom. Boredom was an infrequent condition for folks living in the “olden days,” as their lives were so filled with hard work that leisure time was scarce and precious. […]

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Where Were You in 1855?

September 16, 2010

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Well, that IS a silly question. It’s a take-off on that old phrase from American Graffiti (what a stupid movie, by the way), “Where were you in ’62?” 1855 was the year my house was built. šŸ˜€ I have done extensive research on the property as well as the architectural style, because I am terribly […]

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My Computer Has a Bug!!!

September 18, 2009

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Can you see it? :rofl: HEE HEE! Lame, I know. But cut me some slack– it’s Friday!! Do you know where the term “computer bug” came from? This is from WikiAnswers: The term ‘bug’ was first used by Grace Hopper on September 9th, 1945 when a real bug, a moth, short-circuited an early computer on […]

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Search the e-Book Library

June 19, 2009

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Homeschoolers and Lovers of Educations and Books everywhere, hear ye, hear ye! This is one of the greatets educational resources you will have. If you are anything like me and my kids, we do a LOT of research online, we read a LOT of online books. My daughter, a budding historian, is an expert at […]

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