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
This post isn't so much about me, as most of my Moxie posts are. It's about people in general. All of you folks out there. This is my encouragement to you today.
In Montessori education, kids use their hands, move their bodies, and engage their minds instead of sitting at a desk trying to stay awake during a lecture.
William Morris was a bit of a Renaissance Man, in all things creative. Textiles, wall paper, design, illustration, furniture, and more. His style was distinctive and inspiring.
Traipsing across the land, searching out a hidden box with only a few clues to guide you. Think Geocaching combined with orienteering, but without any pesky technology, and you have Letterboxing.
Summer is both the best and the worst time to get out and look at the night sky. The frigid temperatures of winter are long behind us, but you do have to stay up considerably later for it to be dark. But there are plenty of constellations that are easier to see in the summer, such as Cygnus and Lyra.
See what I might have said to my younger self, if I'd had the opportunity.
Residential floor plans have always been one of my special interests. But only recently has that become clear to me.
Learn a bit about the earliest days of American newspapers.
There are many schools of architecture throughout the ages. Some exist because of materials available. Some because of stylistic preferences. Some because of regional needs.