Top Ten Things Books Made Me Want To Learn

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them (I only have time to write about three today) Horseracing I was always pretty good with horses. After reading Seabiscuit, I became a little bit obsessed. I learned so much about bugboys and claiming races. I visited my family’s county…

Weekly Wrap-up: Jan 29

Cool articles and links from the week Quirky History: The Hatpin As A Lady’s Weapon Of Choice, Posted by E.H. Kern, Quirk Books In advance of the release of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, learn about real women who used mundane items to fend off attackers.   The Invention of Serendipity, by Horace Walpole, The Paris Review…

31 Days of Halloween – October 5, 2013

In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly…

Conan Doyle Interview, via The Paris Review

I saw this clip about a year ago while visiting Edinburgh.  I went to a fantastic exhibit at the Surgeon’s Hall Museum that was on Dr. Bell and his student Doyle.  It was wonderful and fascinating.  I’m so glad The Paris Review found and posted it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Speaks “It was only in the…

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 5

I always visit an old cemetery when I can.  There is something so comfortable about them.  It’s quiet and peaceful, sometimes with lovely paths or discoveries to make.  It’s not a macabre thing for me; I truly enjoy thinking about the people and the history that is there. When on our honeymoon last summer I…