How to Ruin a man: The most jilted lover of the 1700’s

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 flame which burns me up…” It almost…

10 Presidents and their Tummies

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 through history and see what stocked…

The Secret Behind your Dress Size

A little history about Uncle Sam, chivalry, and that pesky little thing called dress size…

Will You Be Seeing Two Moons This Christmas?

We are deep into the holiday season and many Hearts and cups have been overflowing with good cheer. Yes, many a celebration includes a bit of the bubbly or a brewsky, a fizz or a froth, liquid lunch or loopy juice, plonk or a poison, a snifter or a… well you get the idea. Alcohol is involved…

Christmas in England: The Grinch Years

Christmas isn’t what it used to be, especially in merry old England. Ah, the good old days, when everything Christmas was banned… wait, what? No mistletoe? No carols? No presents under the Christmas tree? Yes my friends, it was the year  1642, civil war had begun in England and the Puritans weren’t getting along so well with the King or his Church. The king, with his pointy beard, smug looks…