Andrew Carnegie. Steel magnate. Important man of the 19th century. Immigrant. Philanthropist. Fascinating guy. Wish I could have met him.
I've been gingerly beginning my exploration of the world of fountain pens. Well, on an extremely amateurish level. Mostly, I just like fancy writing, and dislike my own writing. Somehow, a fountain pen will make my handwriting gorgeous and fancy and flowing. Right? That's how this works, right?
You no longer need to be chummy with a newspaper or a newspaper syndicate to have a comic strip. Anyone can draw their art, or make their humor, and just put it out there on the web for all to enjoy. Webcomics are one of many areas where the freedom of the internet has generated some great work. Here are my favorites.
When I was a kid, I was painfully shy. I'm still shy, but I'm mature enough to suck it up when I have to, and talk to people. But when I was a kid, it was a different story.
This week's Bristol Box has plenty of picture books for kids (and the adults who love them). Find educational, story-based, board, and activity books in this round up.
Humor, history, poignant essays, pop culture, adorable crafts, contemplative ideas... These are a few of my favorite blogs.
I keep coming back to this little video, over and over. It means different things to me at different times, but it always makes me happy, or hopeful, or motivated. It seemed appropriate to share on my wedding anniversary.
I've been collecting foreign coins for more than half my life. I've amassed quite a collection from several different continents.
For those not in the newspaper industry, perhaps you haven't heard of William Randolph Hearst. He was a newspaperman extraordinaire. Newspapers as we know (knew?) them may be on their way out, but in the heyday of the daily newspaper, Hearst was a major player.
I believe that a long summer break is vital. If you work hard throughout the school year, you need time to regroup and refresh, as well as pursue your special interests.
Letter writing is a bit of a lost art, or at least a dying one. The only people who write letters anymore are those who are trying to keep the art alive, and those without computers. Be one of those keeping it alive with this week's Bristol Box.
My macro lens is my favorite lens. Whether far away or close up, subjects look fantastic. It's easy to take a good picture with a macro lens.
Imagine immersing yourself in a living history museum dedicated to life during the Colonial period of the United States. Long, long before the musical Hamilton came out, there was Colonial Williamsburg.
Electronic planners are useful. But sometimes you want, or need, a more tangible place to organize your thoughts or your week.
This week's Bristol Box contains everything you need to keep your cat entertained and happy, if the tin foil balls are growing tiresome.
Over on my First Person History blog, where I’ve been typing up my great grandfather, Arthur’s letters from rebuilding Germany after WWII, a couple of letters recently have really stood out as interesting and influential. The most interesting of which included a letter from Arthur’s Haus Frau, Edith. She was so optimistic about the future,...Read More