Tag Archives: History

A Tidbit: Layers in Time

Greetings!  The latest weekly WordPress Photo Challenge of Layered made me think of this photo from a recent trip to Columbia, California.  It’s a shot of an old blacksmith shop and it speaks to me not just of a moment in time but of a moment in history too! Columbia State Historic Park is a lovingly preserved example […]

THE “ALL THE SHIPS (NOT) AT SEA” BIT

The ocean has always held a special allure for me!  Despite a tendency to get seasick, I’ve truly relished opportunities to get out on the waves in ships of various sizes and types.  But I’ve also discovered that ships can transport a person to other places and times without even leaving the shore!  Here are […]

The Strolling “In” Memory Lane Bit

So I’ve had this theory about my brain.  I think it reached maximum storage capacity a while back, and now whenever there’s something new I need to remember, an old memory gets randomly deleted for the space.  But the return of an ancient memory during one of my travels made me rethink this theory. And it […]

THE NOT “IT” BIT

“Is that it..?” Clearly disappointed, the woman fidgets in her bus seat as she squints down the road. “Well, if that’s it, we can check it out and still have time to do some shopping in town!” This was the reaction I couldn’t help overhearing when a fellow tourist got her first glimpse of Stonehenge – […]

THE BIT ABOUT VIKING SCOREBOARD

So are Vikings trending right now?  They’ve long been part of American culture as namesakes and mascots for everything from grade schools to an NFL team.  There are even North American cities named “Viking.”  But these days, you can also take a DNA test just to determine if you can claim a deeper Viking connection than the old alma mater.  And they have their own […]