recreation

An Old Time Photo of a Man Playing a Fiddle

If You’re Hankerin’ to Start Fiddlin’… or Playin’ Any Stringed Instrument…

…Then I’d like to tell you about an online site where you can find quality stringed instruments at great prices! I came across Michael Sanchez of superiorviolins.com several years ago, quite by accident.   I played violin decades ago and was considering trying to pick it up again.  For some reason I decided to google the […]

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Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Strange After watching The Perfect Storm  I became a commercial fishing deckhand in Alaska for a summer. After watching some episodes of Fringe and Altered States I decided I wanted to experience a sensory deprivation chamber. What do these two scenarios have in common? My interest was sparked by the stories – stories which, to many, cause fear or aversion. I have

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Uppity Women of Medieval Times (Book Review)

Vicki Leon wrote a very enjoyable and informative book labeled humorously Uppity Women of Medieval Times. The book contains brief biographies of perhaps several hundred women from Medieval Times who achieved renown for all sorts of positive and negative reasons. The tone of Leon’s book is well captured in this brief quote from the introduction:

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