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Ringling Museum: Bayfront Gardens [Repost]

Rounding out the expansive grounds that are home to the Tibbals Learning Centre gallery, circus and art museums, not to mention the Ca’d’Zan mansion which had once been the Sarasota…..

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Ringling Brothers Circus Museum [Repost]

While we were down in Florida for Nicole’s 2014 birthday we visited with her parents and took the opportunity to make the drive up to Sarasota to check out the…..

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The Thief of Always by Clive Barker [Review]

Written ten years before his critically acclaimed Abarat, it’s clear that even though The Thief of Always was Clive Barker’s first foray into Young Adult literature, that it certainly would…..

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Moroccan history: the Almohads [Repost]

Given how much I’ve written about their ruins, I thought I’d pay a little attention to the Dynasty responsible for settling one of our favourite parts of Morocco. Founded in…..

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I Hate PDF Restaurant Menus [Repost]

Can I tell you how much I hate PDF menus?  Because I really hate them. Restaurant owners:  Please give me one good reason that you cannot convert your precious menu…..

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International Space Station history [Repost]

Due to budget constraints experienced by NASA, the Russian RKA, the Japanese JAXA, the European ESA, and the Canadian ASC-CSA in the early 1990s their respective projects (the Japanese Kibo…..

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History of Athens, Greece [Repost]

With the oldest known human presence in Athens being the Cave of Schist dating somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BCE it has been continuously inhabited in some form…..

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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King [Review]

Picking up immediately after Wizard and Glass where the last of the Gilead gunslingers – Roland Deschain – shares with his ka-tet how his quest for the Dark Tower originally…..