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:
The Armistice that brought to an end of the greatest war in history, was signed on November 11, 1918, on this exact spot in the forest of Compiègne. The clearing did not…

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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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