In those days, when I came to Fraser, there weren’t many good roads in the northern Colorado mountains. I carried a cowbell and a revolver when I went on night calls, to keep the mountain lions away. Even now, the ranchers in those mountains get snowed in by storms, but doctors make it through. There’s some 20 below mornings when I bundle into my scarf and boots with my sheep’s wool coat, strapping on snow shoes, when I dream about retiring to Indiana
Julia Archibald Holmes (February 15, 1838 – January 19, 1887) was born in Nova Scotia but moved with her family to Massachusetts when she was ten. Her parents were the major influence in her life – her father was a … Continued
Some might think that being essentially a professional killer would be predominately a male job – and perhaps by numbers, it is. That perception is slowly changing, as women fill more jobs in the military previously reserved for men. Though … Continued
A little short on time today, but this is a worthy article. History Salvaged March 11 at 5:08 PM · On This Day – March 11, 1778 – future President of the United States, John Adams, showed what real leaders are made of… Early in 1778—during … Continued
Abraham Lincoln’s views regarding blacks, slavery, and civil rights for non-whites were not static but evolved over time. He was never a supporter of slavery, but wasn’t willing to sacrifice the Union to completely abolish it – he took a … Continued
The American volunteers had to pay their own way (the equivalent of $27, 692 today ) and make a six-month commitment. Many doctors and nurses as well as women who were simply another pair of hands volunteered and worked alongside French women whose homes, husbands, and livelihoods had been lost to rebuild. Anne was a tireless force, raising funds, providing administration, and raising the consciousness of the needs.
Book news – For a limited time, you can get a free Ebook review copy of “Across the Great Divide: Book 1 The Clouds of War” from NetGalley. The requirements are posting a review when you finish the book – … Continued
Many people have heard of Jules Verne’s book, Around the World in Eighty Days. At the time it was written, without air travel, the idea of traveling around the world in two and a half months seemed preposterous. The book, … Continued