History

Sharing the Love

Today is February 14th, Valentine’s Day, and I wondered about the origin of this day that celebrates love and romance. I remember, as a child, we decorated shoe boxes at school and bought boxes of small Valentine’s cards to put inside. Everyone received a card from everyone else. And I remember those little candy hearts […]

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Who Can You Believe?

I’ve always heard terms like ‘different as two sides of a coin’ or ‘two sides to every story.’ And as an amateur historian, I am constantly reminded that history is written by the victors. I found many examples of this researching the MacKay Mysteries. And I am finding even more as I study the ancient

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To Market To Market

We discovered produce markets when we moved to Italy. The fresh-from-the-vine strawberries rarely made it home before we attacked them, the juice running down our chins. We found the same in Greece, where weekly market shopping became a habit. Over time, we discovered we preferred this vendor for peppers and onions and another for tomatoes.

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