Nothing is Certain but (Computer) Death and (Overdue) Taxes

I’m blogging to you from the arse end of a crappy computer, and the exhausted end of “nervous prostration.” It was magnificent in its day: 285GB on the hard drive; a recovery drive with another 12. It was fully loaded with Acrobat Writer and the full version of Photoshop as well as all the latest … More Nothing is Certain but (Computer) Death and (Overdue) Taxes

Flashback Friday March 1, 1913: Curing Drunkenness and Shooting Mexicans. WTF?

What the Frak? I thought I might take a look at a hundred-year-old newspaper (today’s comes to you from the Charleroi Mail in Charleroi, Pennsylvania) and get a few ads about how women should be baking pies and gratefully (and solely) attending to mens’ needs, when my eyes caught sight of ignorance on a much … More Flashback Friday March 1, 1913: Curing Drunkenness and Shooting Mexicans. WTF?

Writer Wednesday: Rebecca Skloot and a Signed Copy of her Hardcover Bestseller!

I’m behind on my writer updates and giveaways, so I’ve decided to make it a regular Wednesday event for you. This week I’m giving away a signed copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by bestselling author, Rebecca Skloot. Win this signed book by seeing the contest details below (VERY EASY TO ENTER). I … More Writer Wednesday: Rebecca Skloot and a Signed Copy of her Hardcover Bestseller!

A Coshocton Photo Blog from Baxter the Dog

Baxter says I can share some of his favorite Coshocton photos for today’s blog. I wish you could hear him the way I do. I hear his voice as a cross between Patrick the starfish from Spongebob, and Droopy the Dog; in other words the oafy quality of Patrick, but the wise and exhausted tone … More A Coshocton Photo Blog from Baxter the Dog

The Same Wife Joke 100 Years Later? Coshocton: January 30, 1913

I love digging through historical newspapers. Usually I’m doing it when searching for one of my ancestors, but today I did it because I realized I haven’t done a “this date in history” lately and wanted to do something related to the place we’re in right now. So I turned to a January 30, 1913 … More The Same Wife Joke 100 Years Later? Coshocton: January 30, 1913

WIN THESE and They WILL Arrive in Time for Christmas!

I recently told you about these wonderful works about President Theodore Roosevelt and President James A. Garfield, by Candice Millard. (Click here for original blog post.) Don’t miss your opportunity to win one or both of these books, friends, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!! CONTEST #1 – Win a Hardcover of River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt’s … More WIN THESE and They WILL Arrive in Time for Christmas!

Annin Flag Factory Tour, Part 1: Patriotic Weekend Window!

This weekend’s photo blogs are from my tour of the Annin Flag Factory in Coshocton, Ohio.  I had so many great pics from there that I figured I will just make the entire weekend full of patriotic photos. Today I’m celebrating the birth of my brother (in the 60s) and the birth of the U.S. … More Annin Flag Factory Tour, Part 1: Patriotic Weekend Window!

Foreign (Weekly Photo Challenge)

This week’s challenge from WordPress is on the word “Foreign.” It would be easy to just put up any of thousands of location photos I’ve taken, because anything not familiar is foreign. But what the word made me think of first was about Việt Nam and how many times that little country was occupied by other … More Foreign (Weekly Photo Challenge)