Friday, April 05, 2013

Stories around the Net

Maya Angelou remembers her mother.

I first read Maya Angelou's books while doctoring in of our nurses was a fan of hers and lent me her paperbacks.

My aunts, the spies.

remembering the "greatest" generation's sacrifices...


Elizabeth Howard: mother of Anne Boleyn has her own story to tell.
As a girl, Elizabeth served in the household of his queen, Elizabeth of York, and later as lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon. During this period rumours began to circulate that the young Henry VIII  was romantically involved with Elizabeth Howard but most historians now discount them. 
heh. One of the few rumors that didn't make it into "the other Boleyn girl"
(headsup TeaAtTrianon)

Reconciling with the father one does not know.

I was lucky enough to have a wonderful father, yet I worry when I see so many American children brought up without knowing their fathers.

Reminds me of this poem from the movie SmokeSignals
the words to the poem can be found HERE.


the Ancient Standard has a post on the Mouth Of Hell:
 the ruins from Turkey are known as Pluto’s Gate or “Plutonium” in Latin, and during its time it appears that a cave among the ruins was known in Greco-Roman tradition & mythology as a portal to the underworld.
The cave ruins are located in an ancient Phrygian city called Hierapolis, and the ancient geographer Strabo described the site as being “full of a vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets instant death.”
Writing sometime between 7-18 AD, Strabo says he conducted an experiment at this site during ancient times: “I threw in sparrows and they immediately breathed their last and fell.”
 hum...sort of like the Canary in the coal mine.

but they weren't the only way into hell: Aeneis used a gate of Cumae, near Naples.

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Why more people are eating guinea pigs.

yes, I ate them visiting my adopted son's family in the mountains of Columbia. He said his mom would keep a few in the kitchen in a box, and when they "got weak" and needed meat, she'd kill and cook a couple for her kids.

headsup Davebarry.

Photo: PA

Good news of the day: Cranes have returned to England.
Once widespread in Britain, the species was driven to extinction as a breeding bird by hunting and habitat loss by 1600, although a small population has been established in the Norfolk Broads since 1979.
Cranes are wary of people and it is very unusual to get near a nest, but these birds have made their nest building attempt just 20 metres from one of the hides at Slimbridge, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said.


In our prayers: Roger Ebert has died.....


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