State Fair or County Fair? You Be the Judge.

There are certain things that you can expect at any agriculture-based county or state fair: the smell of carney food, livestock, 4-H exhibits and the thrill of the Midway. This month (July) you have your pick between the Cecil County (Maryland) Fair (July 20th to 28th, 2018) and the Delaware State…

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Why Rome Should Be on Every Person’s Bucket List.

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When my husband, Bill, suggested we spend a few days in Rome, Italy before we embark on our recent Mediterranean cruise I must admit I felt lukewarm about the prospect. Rome or even Italy for that matter seemed a bit cliche. It certainly did not head up my list of…

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Egypt 2011: Ancient History and Revolutionary Change

me at pyramids

As the events of 25 January 2011, the start of Egypt’s Revolution unfolded I sat tethered to my computer absorbing every utterance on Al Jazeera English, watching the tweets roll in on Twitter, my television tuned to CNN, taking in any source of media available to me. My interest in…

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Fifty before 50 – Part I

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Many people dread the idea of their 50th Birthday. If I am honest about it I have mixed feelings about fifty. Regardless of how I feel it is going to happen sooner or later. So, in anticipation of the BIG 5-0, I thought a round-up of fifty things to do…

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