Fun Facts Friday: Charles Darwin

Dar­win loved ani­mals…. He started a club in col­lege which dined on “birds and beasts, which were before unknown to human palate”. While trav­el­ing around the globe, he con­tin­ued to eat exotic animals.

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Fun Facts Friday: William S. Burroughs

William S. Bur­roughs (5 Feb­ru­ary, 1914 – 2 August, 1997) was an Amer­i­can author, satirist, painter and celebrity. Image from http://www.burroughs100.com/features/the-burroughs-guy-an-interview-with-james-grauerholz-by-tom-king-text-and-audio Bur­roughs fam­ily for­tune came from the Bur­roughs Adding Machine. His par­ents sold their stock in 1929, right before the crush. Bur­roughs has a degree in Eng­lish lit from Har­vard. The mil­i­tary rejected him four times. When […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 Jan­u­ary, 1860 — 15 July, 1904) was one of Russia's most beloved writ­ers. He wrote plays, short sto­ries, novel­las, non-fiction, and one novel. "Chekhov 1898 by Osip Braz" by Osip Braz — [1]. Licensed under Pub­lic Domain via Com­mons. Chekhov was a physi­cian by trade with a degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]

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Giveaway (Over): Wonderment: A Book of Life, Thought, Love, Philosophy and Reality (But Mostly Reality) by Barry R. Boughen

The author is giv­ing away one copy of this book to two (2) win­ners  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY Do you believe in God? If you do with­out ques­tion then this book is prob­a­bly not for you, as no argu­ment will make you think […]

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Book Review: Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Nel­lie Bly is the pen name of Eliz­a­beth Cochrane Sea­man, an accom­plished jour­nal­ist, inven­tor and adventurer.

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Book Review: The New Frugality by Chris Farrell

The advice is mostly con­ser­v­a­tive and sensible.Avoid excess, bud­get, don't take on too much, or any, debt and, of course, live within your means.

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Fun Facts Friday: Lord Byron

At New­stead Abbey, Byron’s home, he served guests drinks in gob­lets made of skulls from the family’s crypt. Lord Byron even asked for the skull of Percy Bysshe Shel­ley at his cre­ma­tion. Shelley’s friends, know­ing who he’s talk­ing to, promptly refused.

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Book Review: In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

I truly enjoyed this book and the linked sto­ries that go along with it.

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Fun Facts Friday: Charles Darwin

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Darwin

Dar­win loved ani­mals…. He started a club in col­lege which dined on “birds and beasts, which were before unknown to human palate”. While trav­el­ing around the globe, he con­tin­ued to eat exotic animals.

Fun Facts Friday: William S. Burroughs

Fun Facts Friday: William S. Burroughs

William S. Bur­roughs (5 Feb­ru­ary, 1914 – 2 August, 1997) was an Amer­i­can author, satirist, painter and celebrity. Image from http://www.burroughs100.com/features/the-burroughs-guy-an-interview-with-james-grauerholz-by-tom-king-text-and-audio Bur­roughs fam­ily for­tune came from the Bur­roughs Adding Machine. His par­ents sold their stock in 1929, right before the crush. Bur­roughs has a degree in Eng­lish lit from Har­vard. The mil­i­tary rejected him four times. When […]

Fun Facts Friday: Anton Chekhov

Fun Facts Friday: Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 Jan­u­ary, 1860 — 15 July, 1904) was one of Russia's most beloved writ­ers. He wrote plays, short sto­ries, novel­las, non-fiction, and one novel. "Chekhov 1898 by Osip Braz" by Osip Braz — [1]. Licensed under Pub­lic Domain via Com­mons. Chekhov was a physi­cian by trade with a degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]

Giveaway (Over): Wonderment: A Book of Life, Thought, Love, Philosophy and Reality (But Mostly Reality) by Barry R. Boughen

Giveaway (Over): Wonderment: A Book of Life, Thought, Love, Philosophy and Reality (But Mostly Reality) by Barry R. Boughen

The author is giv­ing away one copy of this book to two (2) win­ners  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY Do you believe in God? If you do with­out ques­tion then this book is prob­a­bly not for you, as no argu­ment will make you think […]

Book Review: Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Book Review: Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Nel­lie Bly is the pen name of Eliz­a­beth Cochrane Sea­man, an accom­plished jour­nal­ist, inven­tor and adventurer.

Book Review: The New Frugality by Chris Farrell

Book Review: The New Frugality by Chris Farrell

The advice is mostly con­ser­v­a­tive and sensible.Avoid excess, bud­get, don't take on too much, or any, debt and, of course, live within your means.

Fun Facts Friday: Lord Byron

Fun Facts Friday: Lord Byron

At New­stead Abbey, Byron’s home, he served guests drinks in gob­lets made of skulls from the family’s crypt. Lord Byron even asked for the skull of Percy Bysshe Shel­ley at his cre­ma­tion. Shelley’s friends, know­ing who he’s talk­ing to, promptly refused.

Book Review: In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

Book Review: In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

I truly enjoyed this book and the linked sto­ries that go along with it.

Fun Facts Friday: Molière

Fun Facts Friday: Molière

It seems that Molière enjoyed antag­o­niz­ing peo­ple even those from his inner, aris­to­cratic cir­cle mak­ing fun of infi­delity and such.

Book Review: Forgiving Mariela Camacho by A.J. Sidransky

Book Review: Forgiving Mariela Camacho by A.J. Sidransky

This novel is an excit­ing, fast paced page turner with many themes

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