Over the past couple of weeks, I have explored some new nooks n’ crannies here in Southern California. Specifically, I saw Potato Chip Rock and San Juan Capistrano!
I experienced the former because I had friends visiting from Nebraska. You would think that visitors from the landlocked Midwest would want to see the beach in the dead of summer, but no! These athletic types wanted a hike..and a challenging hike, to boot. I had long wondered about Potato Chip Rock, but I will admit that I had no idea how strenuous it was actually going to be. Let’s just say that climbing 1100 feet into the air (and 2 miles of actual feet on the ground) was more than I bargained for, particularly under a full sun bearing down at 90 degrees. Continue reading
While in Iwakuni on business this week, I decided to venture to Hiroshima… school work be damned. What was it Mark Twain said? Never let school interfere with your education. Yep. That’s right. Thanks, Mr. Twain! Continue reading
After a stroll through Van Gogh’s old haunts (where we had the most delicious quickie quiche, brioche, and chocolate eclair – French “fast food” is amazing), we got to see some ancient #Roman #ruins in #Arles and #Glanum today. The rain even held off for us! #france #history
Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot…
On the night of November 5th, throughout Britain, Guy Fawkes’ foiled attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament is commemorated with bonfires, fireworks and burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes.
Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night | Somewhere in the world today
Happy 5th of November!! Now I’m in the mood to watch “V for Vendetta.”
Since the company was bought by Mattel 15 years ago, the dolls and their stories have shied away from the controversial subjects that once made them distinctive.
I loved American Girl dolls and was the proud owner of 3. Their stories inspired me when I was young! This is just so sad.
American Girls Aren’t Radical Anymore
I am ashamed to admit how difficult this was for me, but I am also pleased with myself for not totally failing. In fact, I scored well over the national average of 49%, with 82% (27 out of 33 questions correct.) Apparently, I need to enhance my knowledge of economic policy in this country… oy.
Give it a shot! It’s fun review and good brain exercise.
Full Civic Literacy Exam