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5 Crazy Courtship Rituals from the 1900’s

  Here we are again, it’s that time of year when chocolate hearts rule the world and florists try to convince men that their love is better expressed by the dozen.¬† Of course it’s a good time for marriage proposals as well. “And he did it on Valentine’s day!” will be said over and over by the soon-to-be-bride who flaunts her ring to anyone…

The Joy and Magic of the Pig: Are You Missing Out?

What’s your opinion of pigs? Do you like them better when their small and dainty, or do you prefer big and chunky? How about with wings? Never seen a winged pig? Where I live they come out every Christmas. There are winged pigs made of porcelain, fabric, candy, and my personal favorite big wire-framed light up pigs for the yard. Now, some might wonder how and when the pig got promoted from…

Do you Have What It Takes to Be the Lord of Misrule?

If you’re looking for some seasonal work, you might want to try for the Lord of Misrule. Of course, you’ll have to travel back in time, anywhere between the 13th and 16th centuries would be best. Relocation to Britain, Ireland, or Newfoundland may be required. Positions can be attained at estates, royal courts, and even big name colleges such as Oxford and Cambridge. Please be aware the job is also known…

Big Mistakes Don’t Mean You Won’t Make It Big

Success. It’s something most parents want for their children. It doesn’t matter when or where you live, no parent wants to see their child struggle. Of course people define success differently. Take the Vikings for example. Success for them¬† included going out into the world and doing some really great looting and conquering. That’s how it went for Bjorn Ironsides, anyway. Hairy Britches and his son Vikings were sort…

Louis XIV And The Triumph Of The Big Wigs

  Hair. As women we obsess over it. We slather it with products to make it bouncy, shiny, straight or curly. Back in the 80’s some of us were even mean enough to tease it. It’s not just us though, men are just as guilty. Maybe they don’t discuss it as much as we do, but they’re smart enough to understand we ladies appreciate a well-groomed…