When we celebrate the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day, we should also be celebrating Columbus’s discovery of the potato. More accurately, Columbus’s introduction of the potato from the New World to the Old World. This introduction of New World foods to Europe and the east is known as the “Columbian Exchange”. … Continue reading HOW THE POTATO CHANGED HISTORY – BY ELLIN CURLEY
RDP Monday: LUSTRE A friend of mine, also suffering from thinning hair, pointed out that at least my hair is shiny. It's the result of insanely expensive shampoo and conditioner, a carefully chosen hairbrush ... and unmitigated luck. I don't have a lot of hair ... but by golly, it has lustre. The secret -- … Continue reading SHINY HAIR: WHAT’S THE SECRET?
Cheryl (aka, The Bag Lady) published a list of 40 questions labeled “odd things about me” that she received from her sister. Although 40 seems like a lot of questions, they’re short and don’t require a lot of thought. The idea of making a post I don't have to really think about was deeply appealing. 1. Do you … Continue reading FORTY QUESTIONS UPON WHICH THE WORLD’S FATE DOES NOT HANG! – Marilyn Armstrong
FOTD – Sunset Through Foliage - October 22, 2018 It rained in the morning, cleared up briefly mid-morning, went back to drizzly and gray by lunchtime ... and suddenly, just before sunset, the light turned that beautiful amber that screams OCTOBER! It was cold, but I pulled on a heavy sweatshirt and a camera and … Continue reading SUNSET THROUGH AUTUMN LEAVES – Marilyn Armstrong