Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Christmas Tree (INFOGRAPHIC)

Christmas is already behind us and the year is almost over. Some of us remove our Christmas decorations as soon as Christmas is over, but others keep them up until Epiphany. Either way, putting a Christmas tree up at Christmastime dates back several centuries and I thought this could be interesting to know where this all came from and when it all started....more

First Nations Culture and Why It Still Matters

I have been asked "Why is First Nations culture is still relevant in modern society?" ...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 18: Drinking Tea - part 1, a history

Tea!I know that I have mentioned it before and it is mentioned in just about every profile blurb for me all over the Internet: I am a tea enthusiast. I love, love, love tea. All kinds and in all ways....more

Um, Say What?

Okay. Today's post might seem more like a rant than a post, but I will try to taper it a bit. And not be so ranty. But, I'm upset. I've been upset about this before and have managed to just roll my eyes and move on. This time it feels different and I really feel like maybe now is the time to say something. This is what appears in the AARP Magazine this month:...more

Helping boys remember

A few weeks ago, I thought my memory could use some work. But after talking with some friends about my memory gaps, I've determined that I have a pretty good memory. I can remember little details around my childhood; lectures that I attended in college and loads of details about my time with my wonderful husband....more

Great Women of History My Pinterest Board

It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. MAYA ANGELOU, Phenomenal Woman...more

Me and the Mardasson Memorial

I have been participating in my own personal scanfest of late. Since March of this year, I have uploaded 7.7 GB to my cloud drive. That's 4,430 images and 25 videos. (Some of the files came from my digital camera, to be fair.) If only I were close to being caught up! I have been curious for years about one of the photos I scanned just this morning. It's a picture of me, on a rainy day, standing in front of some sort of monument / memorial. I think I was about 8 or so years old. All I knew for sure is we were in Europe. (I so stink at geography.) ...more

Does Social Media Take Away Our Right to Be Forgotten?

There is a history podcast that I listen to mostly in my car. In addition to telling me little-known stories about famous rulers, the podcast also spins tales about lesser-known figures. Sometimes the details that are included astound me such as what the person ate, how he spent his free time and even the exact reasons for his death. (It seems there are a lot of historians and even forensic scientists who study past lives to figure out how people died.) ...more

Uploading history to the family cloud (Or, that didn't happen to you, honey)

My husband and I have been together for 17 years. And during that time, we've shared a wonderful son, a collection of amazing travel photos and a series of shared memories. We share those memories even when we don't mean to....more