Monthly Archives: November 2013

Countdown to Downton Abbey (36 days to go) – Pharaoh and Isis

The title of today’s post refers to the countdown clock on the Masterpiece “Downton Abbey” page on the PBS website.  For those of us anxiously awaiting Season 4 (or “Series 4,” as they say in England, where this season’s episodes have … Continue reading

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foraging in the wreckage

Originally posted on 35andupcynicismonhold:
  Haiyan came, conquered and left the country torn and devastated. More than the usual…   The world’s biggest, fastest and strongest typhoon came this way/   Tagged as the biggest and strongest cyclone to…

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France – November 11, 1918 : The clearing of the Armistice -40 photos

Originally posted on ICI & LA NATURE PICTURES:
100 years ago the armistice of the first world war was signed here             The Armistice that brought to an end of the greatest war in history,…

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Milwaukee Christmas Tree arrives at Red Arrow

Yesterday marked the 100th year that the City of Milwaukee has placed a pine tree downtown during the holiday season.  Our longstanding tradition is supposedly second to New York City, but the first tree was not erected at Rockefeller Center … Continue reading

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Great article in today’s Wall Street Journal titled “The Real Million-Dollar Band” that I just have to share.  Its title, FYI, is a reference to (and repudiation of 🙂 ) the official name for the University of Alabama’s marching band, … Continue reading

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