You just won a trip to France!

1 week ago

AND... not only do you get to go to France, but you get to go back in time, how cool is that! How am I going to accomplish this amazing feat? What remarkable talent do I have that allows me to slide you down the rainbow of the centuries? No, it's not my stunning intellect or my cuddly nature, although those would be good guesses.[...]

Washing Gold Mountain: Chinese Hand Laundries in the mid 1800’s
Washing Gold Mountain: Chinese Hand Laundries in the mid 1800’s

3 weeks ago

  Imagine a mountain made of gold: would you go there despite having to leave your country, your wife, your children? Would you be willing to undertake the trials and hardships that you knew awaited you? If you said yes, you're not alone, because that's exactly what many people did in the mid 1800's. It was the beginning of the California gold rush, and many[...]

We’ve got a Tolkien Kind of Love
We’ve got a Tolkien Kind of Love

1 month ago

I've been married for 22 years and I love my husband more than ever. He's stayed with me through all life's difficulties, and even during the lowest moments he's been patient, loving, and understanding. Like all relationships things in the beginning were  shallow and delicate; but time brought change, and change brought growth. What was once superficial and immature transformed into an unbreakable bond, deep[...]

The Most Jilted Lover of the 1700’s
The Most Jilted Lover of the 1700’s

2 months ago

February 1796 "What an extraordinary influence you have over my heart.  Are you Vexed? Do I see you sad?  Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief and there is no rest for your lover. But is there more for me when, delivering ourselves up to the deep feelings which master me, I breathe out upon your lips, upon your heart, a[...]

10 Presidents and their Tummies

2 months ago

In honor of this weeks inauguration, I thought it might be fun to look back at some of the deeds of a few past presidents. No, not their economic or foreign policy. I'm talking about their snack policy.  A guy gives up a lot when he takes office, but favorite snacks and comfort foods are where the line is drawn. So let's take a walk[...]