Roman Food Related Facts…..

September 26, 2011

Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony, stuck a feather in his throat and threw up macaroni….. Source:  Wikipedia Okay, so it wasn’t Yankee Doodle, it was Emperor Claudius.  Although some historians debate the accuracy of this, historical writings do refer to the feather method as a means to make room for more […]

“Love Should Be Multiplied, Not Divided”

June 20, 2011

Image from The Clicker The topic for this month is Summer of Love.  I normally blog about historical topics, and I could have spent this blog detailing the phenomena known as Haight-Ashbury.  However, as soon as I heard the topic, my first thought was the show Sister Wives.  Most everyone knows it.  It seems very […]

Best of 30POV: “McSorley’s Old Ale House – Women Not Welcome”

May 9, 2011

“Best Post that Makes Ya Glad You’re in your 30s (and the 1930s)” Over the months, Christina has taught us a lot about history, but Bestie #9 is by far her most popular.  I think it’s because we’re so “modern” and all that. “McSorley’s Old Alehouse – Women Not Welcome”* I have never been to McSorley’s, but […]

Tastes like…… Horse?

April 21, 2011

Image from The horse:  a beautiful and majestic creature.  Historically, also a tasty one.  They were a major food source for our ancient ancestors.  Humans did not domesticate the horse to ride it, but rather to serve it for dinner.  Initially, humans hunted wild horses much as they would any type of game.  Some historians even […]

History Lesson in >1000 Words “The Preacher and the Prostitutes”

March 9, 2011

An entry in McDowall’s diary recalls a conversation he had with a married man who frequented the Five Points. The married man stated it was “justifiable to have, occasionally, a spree with the girls.” When McDowall asked him how he would respond to his wife doing the same, he responded, “I would call her ———–.”

Racecars and Bowling…. A Synopsis of Gender and Me….

February 9, 2011

Left Image:  My first racecar, I was 15 or 16 in this picture (1992 or 1993). Right Image:  Bowling at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, NV in 2005 or 2006. When I was 5 or 6 a somewhat older neighborhood girl I had never met before saw me playing outside and joined me.  The […]

I refuse to party like a Rockstar……

January 9, 2011

Everything I want to talk about is so much deeper than party chatter. I guess I am a mood-killer in that way.

HER Story

December 9, 2010

I have spent three years and countless hours researching an essentially unknown historical figure. No one cares that she died, how she died, or why she died. But I do. I care so much that her story is the single reason I switched to U.S. history. I need the world to know about her.

History Lesson < 1500 Words – Inequitable Reporting: Female Journalists in Vietnam

November 10, 2010

Some male journalists accepted the women as one of their own, and even commended them on their strength. However, these men were the exception to the rule.

I Kinda Always Knew You'd End Up My Ex-Boyfriend……

October 9, 2010

There is a certain method to the madness of relationships. Generally, when one is slated to end, the good is quickly forgotten by all the bad.  No one ever really believes it is better to love and lost than never to have loved at all. Love is painful, and it changes you – even when […]

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