Source: Library Shy and introverted, 23-year old Elizabeth spends her days toiling away at a museum while living with her aunt, who cares for her with her own inheritance. Sickly and a chronic sufferer of headaches and back pains, Elizabeth’s aunt finally takes her to a doctor, who refers her to […]
National Last week, I wrote extensively about what was happening in Ferguson, MO. Since then, tensions have eased and the National Guard has left, but the aftermath is reverberating around the country as many local police departments reevaluate their approach to black communities. The United States has also garnered attention […]Read more...
Source: Library It’s quite possible I’m one of the last people to read The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, but it had such mixed reviews when it came out that I wanted to give it some time before picking it up. When it was first released, there were two main camps: those who loved […]Read more...
Today’s Weekly News Roundup will focus primarily on what is happening in Ferguson, MO. The situation is important and I have encountered a lot of people who aren’t fully aware of what is happening. I’m refraining from sharing my personal opinions, but I hope the information below from my personal news […]Read more...
Source: Audible In 2012, Elizabeth Warren burst onto the scene by winning a highly contested congressional race in Massachusetts. Her victory was part of the country’s most expensive race, as well as the race that saw Massachusetts’ highest voter turnout ever. Before this, however, Warren was quite active within the beltway as […]Read more...
Today’s post is written by Dr. Malcolm Sanford, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and beekeeping specialist. We’ve all heard of the bee-pocalypse leading to the collapse of the honey bee and the food supply. Thus, the mantra continues. What’s happening to the honey bees? Dr. Malcolm Sanford, Professor […]
I’m not going to lie – when I first saw the Beam N Read light I instantly thought of my grandmother, who was always needing more light to do her quilting. When I realized it could also be used for reading (as well as camping, knitting, navigating, etc.), I was thrilled. My […]
Politics The White House is listening! The public wants to be able to do more online, so the White House will be revamping several government websites in an effort to make them more user-friendly. Read more. The press has, once again, jumped on a story about a riff between Hillary Clinton and […]
Source: Library In 1940, John the 9th Duke of Rutland, locked himself in the servants quarters of his 356-room castle with his papers and journals and refused to leave, jeopardizing his health and ultimately leading to his death. What he did in these rooms, known as the Muniments Rooms, was a mystery until […]
Stay in the loop by joining the 30 Authors in 30 Days event on Facebook! A few months ago, author Jenny Milchman approached me about putting together an event that would connect authors and bloggers. I thought it was a great idea, which is why I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming […]
Today marks the beginning of Shark Week on Discovery Channel, a week-long event that will surely dominate the airwaves and Twittersphere. Growing up, I always loved Shark Week because it was interesting, entertaining, and educational. While these may still be accurate descriptors of certain aspects of Shark Week, it has, in […]
The weekly news roundup is back! After a brief hiatus while I tried to figure out how balance the roundup with future career prospects, I’ve decided to bring it back with less personal commentary. Please leave your own thoughts, though! World Starting yesterday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire, but […]
Source: Penguin Press HC via Edelweiss One of three children born to interracial parents, Lydia was clearly the favorite. She was obedient, disciplined, talented, and never caused her parents to worry. When she goes missing and is subsequently found dead, it goes without saying that her parents were truly shocked. It is upon her disappearance […]