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James A. Garfield and the Centennial Exposition of 1876, Part II

By May of 1876, Congressman Garfield appears to have become much less skeptical of the worth of the Centennial Exposition as a means of exciting the minds of visitors. 1,410 more words

James A. Garfield

HFVBT Book Tour Review: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

My Review:

First, of all-I absolutely loved the title and cover of this book!  I’m a huge fan of artwork, and when it represents the storyline so perfectly-it immediately grabs my interest! 920 more words

Book Reviews

Some antebellum beauty. And a handsome gent to go with it.

Y’all know I am the General Flunky for the video production business co-owned by Benny and Harry. I also do some freelance work for my old employer, a community newspaper that will celebrate its 150th birthday next year. 430 more words

Richard Armitage


I’ve mentioned before that Pratchett is a reliable author whose prolific works I don’t try to keep up with. I just know that if there’s a gap in my listening (or, much less often, reading) schedule, there will be a Terry Pratchett book to fill it enjoyably. 446 more words


My Steampunk journey starts here!

I have decided to explore the steampunk genre and find out why everyone’s talking about Steampunk. This post contains my initial explorative findings:

Steampunk is a sub genre of science fiction and fantasy. 431 more words



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My Darling Josephine

I write to you now from the village of Suez, grown up at the mouth of the Canal as it pours into the Red Sea. 1,204 more words

Mauve Prose

Lady Anne

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This is a porcelain figure of a Tudor woman named Anne. My grandmama gave her to me when I was around 15 or 16. 191 more words