The Symbolism of the Victorians

I am just a little bit picky when it comes to literature. There are many excellent books out there, written by authors in all stages of life about many different kinds of people. But when it comes right down to it, I love Victorian authors the most. Not because they are easy to read (they... Continue Reading →

Consequences & Choices: The Thorn Birds

Have you ever fancied a priest? Lord knows I have (and I don't use that term lightly, He knows all about it!). There's something incredibly alluring about a man dressed all in black who is unattainable and seemingly incorruptible, something so attractive in the concept of a man devoting himself so wholeheartedly to God that... Continue Reading →


How does one exactly bid farewell to the end of a history-setting era? I'm not entirely sure. Last night, the series finale of Law & Order aired and for a moment it brought back a lot of memories. The writers and cast did not know this was the end but in many ways it was... Continue Reading →

In Memory of Anne

Today being the anniversary of Anne Boleyn's death, I feel in the mood to talk about her a little bit. My first introduction to Anne came many years ago when as a teenager I first viewed the film Anne of the Thousand Days. Though inaccurate in many things, it is still considered one of the... Continue Reading →

Becoming Dog People

When our ranch dog passed away last autumn, we knew it was inevitable that we would have to adopt another dog. There was some reluctance involved in this since we were uncertain how to train a new dog to interact with our cats, but were also intimidated by the prospect of adopting and raising a... Continue Reading →

The History We’re Not Being Told

Two years ago, HBO put out a lavish production entitled John Adams, following the career and life of one of our nation’s founders. It was tremendously received and reached critical acclaim for its authenticity and attention to period details. It is in every way a production almost above reproach (minus minor changes to history and... Continue Reading →

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