Category Archives: History

My Book Review of Running With Roselle

Running With Roselle by Michael Hingson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Moving and Inspiring What a delightful read. I ran the gamut of emotions – excited, thrilled, amused, fearful, sad… This is a well told true story with people and pups you adore. The structure of the book was brilliant. It educated the reader on guide dogs as well

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#DidYouKnow – Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there are 10 types of dementia, did you know Alzheimer’s disease might be the most common form? This neurodegenerative disease isn’t well understood; why people get it is uncertain and there’s no cure. What’s known is that a failure in normal protein functions causes it. This leads to a disruption of brain cell operation and toxic cascade, which causes

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Thickwood by Gayle M. Smith

The fascinating worlds of horses and women’s professional baseball intertwine brilliantly in Thickwood,the debut novel from Saskatchewan author Gayle M. Smith Thickwood, Saskatchewan author Gayle M. Smith’s debut novel, intertwines the fascinating worlds of horses and women’s professional baseball with a touch of romance and a lot of heart. It’s now available in print, ebook, and audiobook editions from Saskatchewan

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How to Live Like a Monk: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A MONK: MEDIEVAL WISDOM FOR MODERN LIFE How medieval monastic practices―with their emphasis on a healthy soul, mind, and body―can inspire us to live fuller lives today We know that they prayed, sang, and wore long robes, but what was it really like to be a monk? Though monastic living may seem unimaginable to us moderns,

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#DidYouKnow – Jeanette Rankin?

First Woman Elected To American Congress Jeanette Rankin was a remarkable woman who fought for woman’s suffrage. Then, in 1916, when most women still didn’t have the right to vote, Jeanette became one of two members of the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana. She served two terms (during WWI and WWII) as a Republican, known for being a women‘s

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Writers 2 Remember: Iris Murdoch

One of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945“ Iris Murdoch was a philosopher and writer who made an impact on how we looked at characters as well as issues with good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. She looked at writing in a way that dealt with the complexities and layers in ways that weren’t mainstream or

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