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Military history books primarily but I’m not against reading other books and blogging about them too…

Deal Me In 2020 – Week 6

This week I drew the four of spades (apparently, the spades are making their dominance known early on!) which brings me to “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and I absolutely loved this story! This is about … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 5

This week I drew the nine of clubs which lead me to “The Egg” by Sherwood Anderson. If the first thought that pops into your head is the age-old question “Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” then you … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 4

For the fourth week of Deal Me In, I pulled the two of spades (seems a trend is developing) which brought me to “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin. Set in the deep south somewhere around the time of the Civil … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 3

This week I drew the King of Hearts and read “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett. This is a story about a young girl, Sylvia, from the city who now lives with her grandmother on a farm. One day, … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 2

This week, I drew the Ace of Spades which was “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. I was incredibly excited to read this as I loved Crane’s other, more well known work, “The Red Badge of Courage” and this did … Continue reading

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Back from Break

It’s obviously been some time since I have posted on this site (well, really even visited the site!) but I found my reading mojo again. I’m looking to get back to doing a couple of things in 2020 without trying … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two different holidays in who they honor. Veterans Day honors all veterans and Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Started immediately after the Civil War, Memorial Day was originally known as … Continue reading

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I Need Your Help!

Originally posted on amateur airplanes:
Isn’t it great how a school project for your kids becomes a school project for you? My son is in kindergarten this year and they are starting a project called “From Here to There”. This…

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Shoes on The Danube Promenade

Originally posted on Maiden on the Midway:
On the banks of the Danube River in Budapest, about 300 meters from the Hungarian Parliament building, lie sixty pairs of rusted old-fashioned shoes cast out of iron and attached to the stone…

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Deal Me In Update

I was in Orlando this weekend so I will be doing two posts this coming weekend for Deal Me In…stay tuned!

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