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The Origins and History of Tea

Posted on 07/07/2015 06:00:05 PM

When it comes to tea, the history goes back for thousands of years. While the actual origins of where tea came from are still not totally clear, it does appear that the first culture to drink tea was the Chinese back during the Shang Dynasty where it was used for medicinal purposes. It would be many..

Surface Hunting for Treasure

Posted on 05/04/2015 11:15:29 AM

Metal Detecting has an added extra in all the little non-metal trinkets we find on the surface. I run into more and more people out looking for arrowheads than ever before. I see people walking creeks and dry stream beds hunting all kinds of treasure. I ran into a lady the other day who hunts lucky ..

Beer Recipe Design

Posted on 03/27/2015 05:44:37 AM

Over the years, I have come to understand that the basic guidelines of beer quality recipes design are often confusing and rarely properly articulated. In the week we’re moving to look at ways to design a great beer dish at home employing a tried and correct process. What follows is surely wha..

Transport Yourself Into Your Family's Future

Posted on 11/02/2014 12:57:03 AM

Photo albums were the stuff of family memories with yellowed and often torn photos of people without names. Standing stiffly on prop sets intended to provide a bucolic view for the folks back home in Europe, we marveled at their clothes, the mustaches and their erectness. Of course, in many instance..

Transnistria o Pridnestrovia

Posted on 09/21/2014 05:35:59 PM

Transnistria o la República Moldava Pridnestroviana es una de esas sub-regiones que allá cuando empecé el blog más me interesaba. Por ello sale en los subtítulos: cuando pido colaboración a los lectores. Por la ayuda de uno de ellos _gracias Luís Carl..

Gistaín y Hallstatt : dos Shangri-La en Europa

Posted on 09/21/2014 05:30:52 PM

Shangri-La es el topónimo de un lugar ficticio descrito en la novela de 1933 “Horizontes perdidos” ( James Hilton ). Por extensión, el nombre se aplica a cualquier paraíso terrenal, pero sobre todo a una utopía mítica del Himalaya: una tierra de feli..

The Buried Treasure of the Pirate La Buse

Posted on 08/04/2014 11:28:39 AM

We all love a good pirate story. Even though most of the things we know about them are based on books and movies and not even remotely factual, they still manage to capture our imagination. However, history has only been favorable to a select few pirates. We’ve all heard of Blackbeard and Henr..

The Children of Conflict Zones

Posted on 07/29/2014 07:19:59 PM

Childhood is supposed to be a time of wonder, exploration and growth, both emotional and physical. But some of the exploration that children in conflict zones experience does not contribute to the emotional growth we wish for them.  Some will have their emotions blunted in later life and some w..

1950s Britain

Posted on 11/16/2013 11:16:11 AM

Family Britain 1951-1957 David Kynaston 2009     Kynaston's writing is so engaging: he gives enough detail so readers unfamiliar with the culture can enjoy the diary entries written by ordinary folk. There is a mass of information collected in the Mass Observation Archive which Kynaston ..

Who Killed President Kennedy?

Posted on 11/10/2013 07:15:00 AM

The United States has had its share of Presidential assassinations, but none, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, has stirred up so much interest and so many theories as the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy 50 years ago this month. Generations have grown up not having any experi..

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