January 30, 2020

In the 1980’s movies were released with a PG rating that parents felt were too graphic for their younger children.  Movies such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Poltergeist (1982) and Gremlins (1984) were ones that parents were having problems with. These...

October 15, 2019

It is well worth remembering Weisstein and the idealism and optimism with which she approached her work toward social justice and equality.

August 6, 2019

In 1810, Madame Clicquot created her own company Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin. In addition to running a very successful business, she is credited with the invention of the riddling table (a device for optimizing the removal of dead yeast) as well as the first blended Rosé...

July 22, 2019

Having survived many close calls during the course of her profession, 32-year-old Bonnie met her match at the 1929 Pendleton Round-Up, the annual rodeo that still takes place in Pendleton, Oregon. McCarroll drew Black Cat, a horse that on this day had been extremely ba...

July 11, 2019

When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, my family loved to go to the local racing tracks. We would attend any type of car or motorcycle racing event, but it was drag racing in particular that really sparked my imagination.

June 29, 2019

Phyllis Diller: The Original Queen of Stand-Up 

Having decided to continue researching the pioneering women who found ways to succeed in traditionally male fields, I began watching out for inspiration. As I was flipping through my vinyl LP records for some new music to...

June 27, 2019

Zheng Shi: Terror of the South China Sea

The other night, I was watching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for probably the tenth time. Johnny Depp’s tipsy, swaggering portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow never fails to delight me. Just prior to this p...

March 27, 2019

If you have old books you may wonder if you can recycle them. Often I donate my old unwanted books, but possibly recycling them could be an option too. So I did some research to find out if it can be done and if it should be done.

So, can books be recycled? Books, being...

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