By: Proserpina, 4:49 PM GMT on February 01, 2015


Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone. -
Roy R. Gibson

Winter Song

"Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for ...

Updated: 10:33 PM GMT on March 02, 2015

Recorded First Example of Literature

By: Proserpina, 7:34 PM GMT on December 27, 2014

Enheduanna (2285-2250 B.C.)

Enheduanna in cuneiform.

Recently I mentioned that I am following a set of lectures on “The Foundations of Western Civilization”. Something that the professor said in one of his lectures really interested me, it was about a woman named Enheduanna as possibly being the first known (by name) poet and author in human history. Wow a woman!

Enheduanna is the lady with the ruffled skirt

Updated: 3:56 AM GMT on January 27, 2015

Mimi and Rocky

By: Proserpina, 12:09 AM GMT on November 29, 2014


Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
~Author Unknown


Rocky and Mimi provided the Thanksgiving entertainment at my house!

Mimi was a bit confused about the fact that for two days I had not given her the usual attention, so...

Updated: 11:01 PM GMT on December 23, 2014


By: Proserpina, 2:35 AM GMT on November 23, 2014

The first Thanksgiving by Jean Louis Gerome

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.

Painting by Norman Rockwell

The following sites have lots of info about Thanksgiving, including some fun facts...

Updated: 2:39 AM GMT on November 23, 2014

A visit to Mount Vernon

By: Proserpina, 3:07 PM GMT on November 08, 2014

October 27, 2014 Mount Vernon Excursion


I have visited Mount Vernon many times, the last time it was with my sister and her husband who were visiting from the Midwest part of the USA. It was a family outing as it also included my brother, a friend, and my husband.

Mount Vernon Plantation was the residence of George Washington, the first President of the USA. It is a very popular spot to visit and over a mi...

Updated: 3:58 PM GMT on November 12, 2014

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