From our leaf tours:
It is the Solstice, Blessed Be. As they days grow slowly longer, may we also grow to love one another and to learn to live in peace. Holi...
Images of my container garden.
Belated Happy St. Patrick's Day. I have been too sick to enjoy one of my favorite holidays. I didn't even get corned beef, or to w...
Happy Halloween; it is my favorite night of the year! We were low key this year, but we did get out our graveyards and pumpkins. A scarecr...
Memoir; Writing your Life Story: Solstice, also for Dr. E's Greening Tips for the C... : It is the Solstice; Blessed Be! I look forwar...
Look closely at how delicate I am. I am probably a may fly, but I am as detailed as the scarabs from an Egyptian royal tomb. No one a...
Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national...
Fresh Greek Peasant Salad This is the salad I grew up with; it was our late night snack and early lunch. This one has home grown t...
At this time of almost New Year, I would like to comment on the new family kindle, nothing personal, it's a fun little gadget, but rathe...
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
In doing research, I came across this and had to post it! Youth Elixir Submitted by: ANGEL2ANGEL Introduction Brigitte's Protein Blast Minutes to Prepare: 5 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 1 1/2 C. Blue Diamond Almond Milk (sugar free) 1 C. Frozen Raspberries 1/2 Frozen Blueberries 1 Tbs. Body Balance Bio Oil ( a 4-1 Ratio of Sunflower oil and Flaxseed oil) One Scoop of Elite Protein Powder Nano Greens (or any ORGANTIC powdered greens) 1/2 to 1 C. Ice water. Directions Toss All ingredients in blender and blend till smooth...... You can substitute any frozen friut ENJOY!!!!!!!!! It will Keep you young and healthy. Number of Servings: 1 Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGEL2ANGEL.
Here is my book on Kindle; first novel published this way. It is about the Apache and the Southwest, and the story travels to old New Orleans. See below, first two reviews: Most Helpful Customer Reviews 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book May 17, 2013 By T Swift This is an excellent book filled with love, passion, history, prejudiced, life in the old West and filled with wonderful writing. I hope to see more from this writer, soon! 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Horses May 20, 2013 By Frodo Baggins It is all about horses! No I'm kidding. It is accurate historical stuff! Should have called it red feathers! And there is a horse in it! No I kid.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
For anyone who has lost some one; I'm a little late for Memorial Day, but the sentiment counts. I went to HS graduation for my little neighbor, and because my son was playing in the band as a freshman. My mother taught at my HS for nearly 40 years, and was loved and respected as a teacher and administrator. Last graduation I had gone to was mine, and she, and Aunt Rose and Uncle Tony were alive. I felt them there the whole time, especially her, but I couldn't stop crying. There is no closure, only coping. I once vowed never to teach ED again, due to Prof. B, the nastiest woman to ever haunt the halls of Faner, but I've relented since. My friend Heide gave me and all of us this poem at Writers group. It helps. This World is not Conclusion 501 This World is not Conclusion. A Species stands beyond— Invisible, as Music— But positive, as Sound— It beckons, and it baffles— Philosophy—don't know— And through a Riddle, at the last— Sagacity, must go— To guess it, puzzles scholars— To gain it, Men have borne Contempt of Generations And Crucifixion, shown— Faith slips—and laughs, and rallies— Blushes, if any see— Plucks at a twig of Evidence— And asks a Vane, the way— Much Gesture, from the Pulpit— Strong Hallelujahs roll— Narcotics cannot still the Tooth That nibbles at the soul— Emily Dickinson : http://www.poemhunter.com/
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: The Legend of Al Capone's Doll Collection; A reque...: Anyone who has information about this legendary collection, please contact me. You may use the emails posted on any of my blogs, or comment...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Wild Horse gets five star review!: On its first day of publication, Wild Horse Runs Free got a 5 Star Review! Thank you, Tom Swift!
Friday, May 17, 2013
My romance about two Apache teens and their Apache and White families will appear tomorrow on Kindle. There is oer 20 years of authentic research in this book, which has become a labor of love in many ways. One of the characters, Red Feather, took over the story, and then ovetook the hero! I hope my readers will find the story enjoyable, and they will enjoy the hero's journey from the Southwest of the 19th century to the cobbled streets of New Orleans and back. Also, the cover for the long awaited book on Metal Dolls is here. The book will be in print within two weeks, and will be available through me, and eventually on Amazon. I have been writing and research dolls and other topics heavily, and hope to have a productive summer. Recently attended a fantastic estate sale of a long time collector, artist, and seamstress. I was amazed at how many things there were and at how clever she was at storage and organization. The newest dolls date from around 2000. All items were labelled, sometimes with the donor's name, but also with date, year, and occasion for the givt. To paraphrase Carl Fox, it is amazing what people quietly collect behind the quiet walls of their homes. I wish I could have had a dialog with this lady. All her dolls were cherished and well-kept, and must have give her hours of pleasure. She had made miniature wedding gowns that had darts and linings where applicable, and tiny shoes and doll clothes for all kinds of dolls. She favored collectible Barbies and modern porcelain dolls, with some vintage artist reproductions of antiques like Hilda by JDK, and other Kestner and German bisque dolls. Many of these were over 30 years old, from a doll show which is no longer held. Also, am beginning research on a writing project involving Hugo and various automatons. We are studying them again in my intellectual property class as well. It is fun to show them to my students, and to tie them in with patents, technology, and robotics. I would love to hear for your doll collecting and writing adventures any time. Look for Wild Horse on Kindle free days as well.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
It has been awhile, but I've started writing the second YA novel based on Erzebet, and reading the above book about her life. This is the best researched book yet, even more so than Infamous Lady. Thorne is careful in explaining the history of the region, historical era, and Bathory family. He points out that the various forms of the languages spoken in Erzebet's time are often innaccurately translated. For example, articles denoting gender can be feminine or masculine. Also, he point out that virtually none of the servants personally implicated Erzebet. Only Fisczko, whose name itself has several meanings, mentions "the mistress" towards the end of his interrogation. Throne reiterates the accusations and allusions made under torture, and gives a better picture of who the feckless servants involved were. He debunks myths about Erzebet, and points out inccuracies and exaggerations in McNally's books and in romanticized horror novels about her, mostly written during the 19th century. Throne observes that for all her alleged fraternization with the servants, Erzebet, as an upper class woman, did not speak or understand their dialect. How likely would it be that she would be wallowing in their pastimes? He also points out more grudges and motives her accusers would have had against her. Thorne does not attempt to whitewash The Countess, but he is fair and well reasoned. I don't know yet if he is a lawyer, but he would make a good defense attorney. Also, the case as he describes it against her reminded me very much of the McMartin Preschool cases. It is great reading, overall. I've also spotted a book called Bad Girls in which the usual fictionalized bio of Erzebet appears.