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It Was Acceptable At The Time

[Image taken from:  http://christopherankamedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/video-analysis-calvin-harris-acceptable.html.  Check out the blog; it’s a good one on textual analysis of the song and video for “Acceptable In The 80’s, by British DJ Calvin Harris.] One of the things I most enjoy about listening to … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Because Of The Angels

Early this morning as I was attempting to enjoy the last few minutes of sleep before having to wake up for work, I was sent a message by a friend of mine who lives across the country where it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal This Style

Steal This Style:  Moms And Daughters Swap Wardrobe Secrets:  Looks That Make Hip Classic And Classic Cool, by Sherrie Mathieson From time to time I think about fashion, not because I am a particularly fashionable person but because it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: StyleWord

StyleWord:  Fashion Quotes For Real Style, by Sharon Haver [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It should go without saying that the ideal audience for this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Natural Color

Natural Color:  Vibrant Plant Dye Projects For Your Home And Wardrobe, by Sasha Duerr [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications in exchange for an honest review.] I would like to state at the … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Ties And Military History

A friend of mine and frequent contributor of questions for this blog to answer read a rather overheated blog entry [1] that sought to condemn the necktie as being pagan and purely sexual in origin. As is often the case, … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Teepee, It’s A Sibley Tent

I spent much of today at Fort Vancouver [1] where, for the first time ever, I was in costume as a Civil War private with the 1st Oregon Infantry volunteers [2]. I thought it would be worthwhile to explain how … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Tough Mother

One Tough Mother: Success In Life, Business, and Apple Pies, by Gert Boyle with Kerry Tymchuk [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Carpe Diem Press in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who enjoys reading both … Continue reading

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Product Review: 10W Clark’s Kalden Step Slip On Shoes

As I commented on earlier [1], my own knowledge of shoes is not particularly profound. As I was trying to think of what to say about this product, at least something that I could say intelligently, I pondered as well … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of Historical Reenacting

At the outset, it must be admitted that historical reenactment involves a certain amount of pretense, a way for adults (and children and teens) to play pretend within the confines of what is known about the past. For most people, … Continue reading

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