It’s a Mammoth Discovery!

Quite literally!  In the Yukon region of Canada, some miners came upon a natural wonder.  They found a 30,000-year-old, well-preserved Woolly Mammoth baby.  The mummified remains were well-protected by the near-frozen ground in which they were found during mining excavations. The article on Fox News describes the state of preservation, and other background information on …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204: Doors

Since last Thursday, Hubby and I have been in Washington's Bavarian Village of Leavenworth for the International Accordion Celebration.  The town, and just about every building is decorated with scenes Bavarian, inside and out.  We stayed at a different hotel this time, and it has a plethora of decorated doors.  Starting with the entrance door. …

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Repost with updates: Now, there’s an entire month: “Pride Month”?

Back in August of 2013, I wrote a post on this blog entitled "I do not understand "gay pride".  Below is the entire post. Why would you be proud of being perverted? Why would you be proud of engaging in behavior that is antithetical to the survival of the human race? I stand by that …

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CMMC: Midweek Madness. Letter “H”

In my life, the most important thing that starts with the letter "H" is Hillsdale.  Ever since we found out about the College in Michigan, which teaches Classical values, Western Civilization, and the Liberal Arts, my husband and I have been big supporters of the small school which accepts NOT ONE PENNY of government money, …

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Just a short post on windy Wednesday, Day 4, to final destination

Today’s route took us from Windy Wyoming to Colorado. We encountered considerable road construction in both states, but arrived at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs just in time. Below are some sights. Roadside butte, Wyoming Eagle Mountain, Wyoming Sign at windy rest area, Wyoming That’s a beautiful flower centerpiece on our table at dinner, where …

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Dispatch from the “Mask Optional” universe

The Dictator of Washington State removed the state-wide Covid Mask Mandate as of midnight on Friday, March 11.  The wearing of masks indoors remains mandatory for all medical/dental facilities and jails, and on government/public transportation (including ride-shares like Uber and Lyft, which are not government-owned).  So on Saturday and Sunday, I kept my eyes open …

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Are you fascinated by Ancient Egypt? Have I got a Podcast for You!

A couple of years ago, a Ricochet friend turned me on to author T. Lee Harris, who wrote a short novel  (The Eloquent Scribe) set in ancient Egypt in the time of Pharaoh Ramesses II.  The hero of the detective story is a young apprentice scribe named Sitehuti.  In the first chapter, he acquires a …

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The Universal Villain

I remember in a science class in high school, we were taught that there is one "universal solvent"; one substance that dissolves the vast majority of other stuff.  That universal solvent is Water.  Most stuff, immersed in water and given enough time, will dissolve. So I have come up with a new concept, the "Universal …

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Quotes of the Day: Presidents Day with Washington and Lincoln

Today is a holiday to celebrate the birthdays of two of the greatest presidents in the 250-year history of the United States of America.  Just so it's not reduced to a simple day off from work, here are some quotes from both presidents. Washington Said: If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and …

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Students and Parents in Washington State welcome medical tyranny, don’t want to quit wearing masks

I admit, I was just flabbergasted when I read the comments of various Washington State students and parents, regarding the possible end to state-mandated wearing of face coverings in schools.  Since the fall of 2020, when some schools went back to in-person instruction, the State has mandated that all students, staff, and teachers wear face …

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