Day: May 2, 2021

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Reading Aloud + Family History = The Best Learning

A Teacher's Reflections

We often take it for granted that we have fresh water to drink.  Children certainly do. In our chapter reading book, “Little House on the Prairie”, Pa and Mr. Scott dig a well.  Learning where fresh water comes from was one thing, adding real stories and pictures about my family brought the story to life.

     “…he set a candle in a bucket and lighted it and lowered it to the bottom.  Once Laura peeped over the edge and she saw the candle brightly burning, far down in the dark hole in the ground.
Then Pa would say, “Seems to be all right,” and he would pull up the bucket and blow out the candle.”

‘Fresh Water to Drink’, was riveting.  White knuckle and heart pounding.  The life and death adventure of digging a well, and the deadly gas deep in the ground, became a lesson in history.  I…

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Six for Sunday: Spring Vibes

Six for Sunday: Spring Vibes

One Book More

Hey there! This week I’m participating in Six for Sunday, a meme hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. Today’s topic is Stories Set in Spring, but I’m gong to do:

Book Covers with Spring Vibes

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1.The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse by Katie Ginger

Publication Date:March 17, 2021

Synopsis: Escape to the countryside with a heart-warming new novel from Katie Ginger, author ofSnowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage.

Amelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, Meadow Farmhouse, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt’s old farmhouse. However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame…

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Old-fashioned Nut Squares

A Hundred Years Ago

Nut Squares on Plate

Warm weather is finally here, and I’m ready to sit on the porch with tea and a snack. So when I saw a hundred-year-old recipe for Nut Squares that said, “Very nice for afternoon tea,” I knew that I needed to try the recipe.

The Nut Squares were tasty and chock-full of nuts with a crispy crust and a chewy middle.  The one downside is that the crust had a tendency to crack and break when I cut the cookies into bars.

Here’s the original recipe:

Nut Squares on plate Source: Ladies’ Union Cook Book (Concord Junction, MA, 1921)

I was surprised that the recipe did not call for any butter or shortening – though the cookies still had a nice texture. Perhaps the top crust may have had less tendency to break and crumble off the bars if the recipe had inclued butter or shortening.

Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:

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Layers and waves

Heroes Not Zombies

Last time I went to the coast was about a month ago, and the time before that was probably about a year ago…..because of the restrictions on movements due to the pandemic. So, when I went I was struck by just how much had changed. There had obviously been high tides and storms and the whole area between the beach and the dunes which lead to the forest had been completely reshaped by nature. Gone were the wooden walkways, and gone were the slopes down to the sand, replaced with steep, cliff-like edges which were impossible to traverse.

This photo here is of a the coast much further south from here, but looking at it again today I was struck by the evident power and activity of the sea, and the shaping of the rock.

We tend to dismiss rock as something static, but you only need to have a…

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Monkees – Sweet Young Thing

Monkees – Sweet Young Thing

PowerPop... An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

I was 7 and I had just borrowed the Monkees debut album from a cousin. I thought the band was still together and playing in the mid seventies. I had no clue they broke up years before. This is one of the songs I would wear out on the album.

The song stands out from the other songs on the album. This isn’t pop…it’s more like a country driven garage rock band song. I truly think Nesmith would made it in the music business with or without the Monkees. He would soon write the Stone Poneys hit “Different Drum” that peaked at #13 in the Billboard 100 in 1967. This song was released on the debut album in 1966.

Mike Nesmith made it clear from the beginning he wanted to write songs. Nesmith was a talented songwriter. The shows creator Don Kirshner set him up to write with Carole King…

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Develop. Inspire. Transform.

Photo by Eleni Bellou on Unsplash

They come in flashes
here and then gone,
yet when they are here,
the pain is often
more than I can bear.

the body with such fervor,
breaking again and again,
when it will all end.

the past to be here and now,
and yet knowing
that it’s just as it should be.
As it is. Right now.

That doesn’t
take away the pain,
it’s not supposed to,
is what they often say.

And, though,
I know this truth at my core,
there are times when everything
slows down,
the tides rise, the waves come in,
and it all happens again.

One wave, then the next,
against the sand
of my heart’s rocky shore.

And, as they come, I allow
the process to unfold,
knowing deeply
that it’s not mine to hold.

Curtailing these very
human happenings, is like

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With much love….

With much love….

Offshore Writings

I made some good friends here
My poems they always admire
I am forever grateful to everyone
I wish you blessings a thousand ton

Glad or sad, I come here to scribble
Only place that makes me comfortable
And here I send you, all my gratitude
Whomever read, comment or just viewed

This baby blog has now grown
And for few Offshore Writings is well known
Thousand followers, from the world all over
Come, let’s celebrate the happy hour

Having you here is always a bliss
And I request you to not miss
To click the follow above
Every line here is with much love

Dear friends, I sincerely thank all the beautiful souls who helped and motivated us so far with their likes,comments and re blog…

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The ecomuseum of Burgundy Bresse !!


Well well, one thing looking at this older posts is well a thrill! However, one great thing out of it is that I find sights to tell that have overlooked over the years. This was a wonderful trip with the whole family! many years back, the pictures are personal but all that is left. I like to relive and tell tell about the ecomuseum of Burgundy Bresse in the Château de Bresse! Hope you enjoy it as I.

Let me bring you in into this east of France beauty slowly… The town ofPierre-de-Bresse is located in the department 71 of Saône-et-Loire in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. By the road is halfway between Chalon-sur-Saône (40 km) from where we came in sort of , and Dole (40 km). The village would take its name from a megalithic monument similar to the stone of Couhard (near Autun). Pierre was on the border…

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Two Ingredient Fudgesicles

Two Ingredient Fudgesicles

In Dianes Kitchen


With summer fast approaching and the neighborhood kids starting to congregate at our house to play with our grandkids, I thought I would reshare this simple recipe that even a child can make. The first time I made these I couldn’t believe how much they tasted like the fudgesicles my mom bought at the store and I ate as a child.

To see the step by step directions with pictures and a printable recipe card click HERE.

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Poem by Shamin Reza / Translated into Hindi by Pankhuri Sinha

Poem by Shamin Reza / Translated into Hindi by Pankhuri Sinha


Poem by Shamin Reza
पोरानी और नदी बोधूसारा
पोरानी, कृपा करो, चली आओ उस नोक्षिकान्था से बाहर, बाहर उस पुरातन चादर से
मैं नील कंठ शिव प्रेम में हूँ, दग्ध है मेरा कंठ ज़हर से, पत्थर के उस महल ने थका दिया है मुझे–
मेरे भीतर रहती है कौन सी प्रेयसी, क्या देखा है कभी मैंने उसे?
मैं केवल चलता गया हूँ
मथुरा की ज़मीन पर
शायद उसके साथ
जो रहती है मेरे भीतर!
पोरानी, ओ उस प्रचीनतम समय
उस नौक्षीकान्था की लड़की!
वो अब जुटते नहीं
प्रांगण में पूजा के
आओ कृपा कर, देखो मेरे ह्रदय का तूफान !
मैं आँधी में फंसा हूँ !
मेरी प्रियतमा को मिल गया है
अपना साथी।
एक छाया में छिप गई है
धूप की कराह!
मेरी आँखो में जल रही है
एक अंगीठी!
निद्रा विहीन रातें मंडराती हैं
हर कहीं, और तुम सो रही हो

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“The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” by Rembrandt van Rijn – Lost Artwork

“The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” by Rembrandt van Rijn – Lost Artwork


Another painting snatched in the same robbery as the Vermeer wasThe Storm of the Sea of GalileebyRembrandt van Rijn. This painting is believed to be Rembrandt’s only seascape. It depicts Jesus and the miracle of calming the Sea of Galilee from the Gospel of Mark. Painted in 1633, the painting is also amongst the most valuable missing artworks in the world. There have been recent developments related to the theft. In 2013, the FBI claimed that they knew the culprits of the crime and that the theft was carried out by a gang rather than one individual. However, there have been no other announcements about the case since then. There is a $5 million reward for information in relation to the robbery. The museum still displays the empty frames of the stolen paintings.

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