An awesome smoked pork loin recipe that's foolproof! Photos included.
Great ideas and teaching resources for the Canterbury Tales characters!
An explanation and history of Beyblades and the Beyblade craze, with Beyblades for sale. Videos of Beyblade battles are included!
This article discusses synecdoche and metonymy as figures of speech in the English language. Examples of both are provided.
This article explores racism, reverse racism, and racial discrimination in the Deep South.
This article discusses the Appalachians and the people living in Appalachia. Videos included.
Information about the Appalachian Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. Photos and videos are included!
If you're a pageant newbie, read this before shopping for pageant dresses!
The effects of the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest on the English language are discussed. Printed and spoken examples are included.
Tips for an easy Thanksgiving dinner are provided in this article. Thanksgiving pictures are included.
The pros and cons of giant dog breeds. Photos and videos are included.
The best dogs for kids among the giant dog breeds are discussed. Helpful videos and photos are included.
Ideas for team building activities for kids. The importance of teamwork is also discussed.
The truth about hypoallergenic dogs, non shedding dogs, and dog allergies.
Descriptions of the Canterbury Tales characters, provided by a retired British Literature teacher.
How to make low carb tortilla chips. Easy instructions and photos included.
An honest review of TENS units, from someone who uses one for lower back pain relief. Helpful videos included.
Tips for writing a poetry analysis, from a retired high school teacher.
History of the real Macbeth. An animated version of the Macbeth play is included.
Helpful tips for choosing a horse or pony for a child. Several horse breeds are discussed. Videos included!
Information about reborn dolls and lifelike baby dolls, with dolls for sale. Videos included.
Information about spider bites from black widow spiders, including symptoms, home treatment, and medical treatment. I was bitten five times!
Ideas for Breyer horses, along with Breyer horses for sale at discount prices. A description and short history of Breyer horses are included.
Theories as to why dogs eat grass. Video explanations from veterinarians included.
A step-by-step guide for a great pulled pork recipe. Photos and videos included.
Great ideas and tips for decorating and customizing a toy box.
Learn about foods that can be toxic or even deadly for your dog. Educational videos are included.
This article provides a list and descriptions of lazy dog breeds.
Just about everyone who likes barbecued pork has a special fondness for baby back ribs. I ran across a baby back ribs recipe the other day that called for parboiling the ribs before grilling them. I’m not so sure...
I’m very into low carb recipes. If you’ve read very many of my hubs or articles on other sites, you already know this, right? Maybe that’s why you’re here – to see what I’ve come up with now! Yes, I’ll...
If you and your family enjoy the camping life, you’re probably eagerly awaiting the “spring thaw.” It’s already begun in much of the U.S., and folks are eager to get out of their homes and enjoy the great...
Amelia Island, Florida is a wonderful vacation destination any time of year. Read about a winter vacation on the island! Photos included.
We use a lot of grilling marinades at our house. Like most people, we enjoy BBQ cooking and grilling, but I also use grilling marinades in my kitchen – not just for grilling. Marinating meat is a great way to add...
Looking for kids pool toys and discount pool toys for inground pools or above ground pools? Good for you! In my half century on earth, I’ve had three above ground swimming pools. In fact, I have one in my back yard...
Information about above ground pools, with videos. Above ground swimming pools for sale.
This is a tasty low carb recipe for low carb lasagna. Photo included.
Bathroom remodeling is one of the best investments you can make in your home. With bathroom remodels, along with kitchen upgrades, you’ll get the largest return for your investment, according to real estate...
Important information on rip tides and rip currents. Video tutorial on how to escape a rip tide is included.
There’s something about a horse that all horse lovers recognize and understand, although none can put it into words that will fully explain and convey the feeling to non-horse lovers. The concept is easy to grasp for...
I don’t know why, but the other day I was thinking about pop songs and rock songs that mention God or Jesus. Several of the ones I recalled were from my teenage years, when around here, it was “cool” to be a...
Writing tips for kids are offered here, written by a retired writing/lit teacher.
You might think that owning a Great Dane is expensive, but in actuality, having a Dane in your home can actually save you money. Most people think such a big dog costs a metaphorical arm and leg to feed, but that’s...
Information about how to recognize, treat, and prevent bloat in dogs.
Pros and cons about loaning and borrowing money among friends, with some tips to save your friendship.
Can you speak “dog”? Are you interested in some basic dog training? Canines have a dog language all their own, instilled by eons of living in the wild in a tightly knit social group known as a “pack.” In...
How to thaw your frozen pipes and avoid costly repairs.
England’s Industrial Revolution began in the mid-18th century and had a profound impact on history, and especially on literature. From all the suffering caused by the rise of the factories, one good thing did...
Cat sounds are the way felines communicate with humans, with other cats, and with other animals. Although domesticated cats can make more than a dozen different sounds, adult cats in the wild are mostly limited to...
Tips for choosing the best saddle for you and your horse. Discount saddles offered for sale.
Consider wedgie techniques. We’ve all experienced the “butt crack” problem - you know, when your undies become bunched up in the cleft of your buttocks, causing an uncomfortable wedgie. Actually, I suppose not...
I really enjoy traveling, especially to destinations with beaches. I’ve visited scores of beaches and islands in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean, along with a few in the Caribbean. I’ve experienced some...
Tips for using verbs and adjectives with connotation to improve your writing skills, with examples. Written by a retired writing/literature teacher.
This is a wonderful low carb dessert recipe for old-fashioned egg custard pie.
How to make your own low carb bread that's tasty and high in fiber. Easy recipe!
Animal cruelty in slaughterhouses is discussed here, along with a plea for humane slaughter methods.
A guide to interactive dolls, with lifelike dolls for sale.
Buy discount ride on toys online!
I was born and reared in the Deep South, part of an old Southern family. As a result, I have a distinct Southern drawl. Even fellow Georgians think I have somewhat of an accent. In fact, my voice is pretty memorable....
I suffer from GERD—gastroesophageal reflux disease. This condition is also referred to as acid reflux. This is my story.
One of the neatest things we've discovered on our Florida vacations - Gulf stilt houses! See the photos!
Learn more about Clearwater Beach and Clearwater, Florida. Photos included!
This explains how people contract fusarium fungal infection, its symptoms, and how to avoid it. Also included are laser treatment for toenail fungus and toenail fungus home remedies, with videos.
An overview of Port Richey, FL, with lots of photos. Watch the videos!
Great horse quotes from famous people, the Bedouin, and anonymous authors.
Visiting Port Richey, Florida and not sure where to eat? I can help! I've eaten at all of these places and would love to go there again. Plus, they're on the waterfront.
Trying to remodel bathrooms? Do you have a small bathroom in your home that needs a remodeling facelift? Maybe you always feel like you’re in a closet when you’re in your small bathroom, and you want it to appear...
Trendy bomber jackets for sale at discount prices!
Several members of my family love saltwater fishing, including me. As a result, we try to take several fishing vacations every year, using all the saltwater fishing tips we've learned. This summer, one of our Florida...
Learn all about a great little Florida island in the Gulf of Mexico. Photos included!
How to age and process venison, plus meat coolers for sale. Instructional videos included!
If you celebrate Christmas, the center and most obvious part of your holiday décor is the Christmas tree. It’s where most families gather on that special day and where most people place their gifts. It’s also where...
Are you and your family headed to the beach soon for a wonderful beach holiday? Will you have little kids along for the trip? If so, you might be wondering how to keep them entertained. With teenagers, this usually...
Thanksgiving ideas, with Thanksgiving decor for sale.
A guide to outdoor fireplaces, with outdoor fireplaces for sale.
A history of the Gullah-Geechee and their cuisine. Lots of photos and videos included.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
Learn about Georgia peaches - types of peaches and peach varieites. Information about picking and storing peaches is also included, with videos.
Why fish is a healthy food. A list and descriptions of numerous lean fishes, along with photos, are included.
Unless you’re a vegetarian, you probably consume beef. But how much do you really know about different cuts of beef and grades of beef? Do you sometimes feel lost when searching the meat case? I was married to a...
I'm a southerner who absolutely loves shrimp - grilled shrimp, fried shrimp, and boiled shrimp. Yes, shrimp is a Southern food. In fact, the modern shrimping industry was born in North Florida. Living near both the...
Crabmeat is one of the most succulent and delicious of all types of flesh. In fact, it’s near the very top of my list, and I’ve spent years catching and cooking the shelled critters! I've come up with some great...
A lot of great information here about the most popular spices and herbs around the world. Cooking tips, growing tips, storage tips, buying tips, recipes for spice blends, photos, and videos included!
Do you eat and serve dessert cheeses? Many Americans love cheese, but most of us don’t usually consider serving it as a dessert course. This tradition has long been honored in Europe, and the practice is finally...
No one really knows for sure how long ice cream or other frozen treats have been around. Some historians say that Nero made a sweet concoction of snow, honey, and fruit way back in the first century. Others cite Marco...
My dog - Hamlet. Hubby's dog - Grendel. My grandpup - Kayla, a Great Dane. My grandpup - Dooly, a GA Bulldog. Dear Master, I just wanted to tell you how much I love you. You are my world. Actually,...
Learn all about dried beans here, including different varieties and tips for buying and storing.
There are tons of American recipes for corn, and it's a southern food favorite! Few things say "summer" better than corn-on-the-cob dripping with melted butter. When you bite into a perfect ear of corn, the kernels...
Good morning, online cooking school students! Today’s culinary art is crab recipes, or more specifically, BBQ cooking or grilled crabs. Some of you refer to this dish as barbecued crab, since it’s cooked on the...
Great tips for tenderizing tough cuts of meat!
The truth about William Wallace, researched and written by a retired teacher.
Facts about the real Rob Roy, Robert Roy MacGregor.
A photo tour of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, formerly known as the Georgia Agrirama.
How to be safe on a boat during a thunderstorm. Information about boat insurance is included, along with informative videos.
A look at dragons, including history, dragon lore, and mythology. Lots of pictures of dragons are included, along with dragon sculptures and other dragon gifts!
Women around the world spend millions of dollars and countless hours on their hair. Poets have devoted verses singing the praises of beautiful locks, and most fashion-conscious females are usually very interested in how...
A new world record might very well have been born this past Friday, April 23, 2010 – the tiniest horse. “Einstein,” a miniature horse, weighed in at just 6 pounds. That’s smaller than most human babies! The...
Amelia Island is located in the Atlantic, just of the coast of Florida. Its most popular beach, Fernandina Beach, is the state’s northernmost beach. I’ve been going to this wonderful isle since I was a small child,...
It’s ironic that in the 21st century, some of the most popular decorating trends for new homes and remodeling jobs come from the past. This guide will help you discover the old style you want.
I grew up with art. My grandfather was a professional illustrator for magazines and other publications, and my mom worked in oils and won several judged shows during her life. I began drawing and painting at a young...
I’ve read several forum posts here about which male celebrities are cited as being the hottest, the sexiest, or the best looking. I’ve noticed that the same names keep popping up. Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are...
This article is about the humorous temperament of Great Danes. Photos and videos included.
Hiring passage on fishing charters can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have. It can also be one of the most agonizing times of your life. If you go unprepared, not only will you not enjoy the trip –...
A fellow hubber requested that I write a hub about whether beauty pageants are good or bad for young children, and I'm assuming he/she is referring mostly to glitz pageants. Much of this debate was covered in one of my...
Dangers of rodent infestations are discussed here, along with an overview of different kinds of traps. This will help you decide whether to hire an exterminator or do the job yourself.
I honestly can’t think of a single person who doesn’t feel better after a warm bath. Being immersed in the caressing water soothes sore muscles, relieves stress, and rejuvenates the spirit. If you’re building a...
If you’re planning on doing some home improvements or renovations, there’s no better place to start than in the bathroom. The tiny closet-sized bathrooms of the past are just that – things of the past. Today’s...
Do have an older bathroom with tiled walls? If so, chances are that some of the tiles are cracked or chipped, and the tile grouting might be stained or beginning to come loose. Maybe you’re just tired of the old tile...
More and more homeowners are remodeling and adding additions to their homes, and nowhere is this more evident than in kitchens and bathrooms. Many homeowners are re-thinking their bathtub-only bathrooms and are adding a...
A description of different types of shower bases and how to choose the best one for you.
401K and IRA One of the most important things you can do to secure your future is to plan now for your retirement. The younger you are when you start saving for your retirement years, the better off you’ll be. Even...
A description and overview of the Okefenokee Swamp. Pictures and videos included.
I love the ocean and everything associated with it – saltwater fishing, beaches, tidal creeks, bays, inlets, estuaries, and marshes. I’m an avid crabber and shell collector, also. Another related activity I’ve...
If you’ve ever plopped down 500 bucks for a Persian cat or some other high-end breed of designer pet and think you have a fancy feline, think again. You’re slumming, man! The latest rage among the furry elite is the...
Easy, inexpensive, and creative Mothers Day gift ideas you can make yourself. Photos included.
A description of lice and how to get rid of them. Photos and videos included: how to remove head lice, what do head lice look like, and natural treatments for head lice.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a steam bath or a steam shower, chances are that it was at a spa, club, gym, or another commercial steam room of some sort. You had to pay for membership or either pay a per-visit fee to enjoy...
A short history of this Japanese breed, along with some insights I've gained from owning two Akitas.
A review of the movie, Hachi: A Dog's Story, with information about the Akita dog breed.
I just finished watching the movie Precious, and I just had to come into the office and write a review! It affected me more than any movie has in a long, long time. You must see this film. It’s based on the novel...
Looking for great low carb foods you can have on a low carb diet? Check out this thick and rich chocolate milk!
There are several different types of indoor tanning beds. This guide helps explain them. Videos included.
This article is about songs with "Georgia," the southern state, in the title or lyrics. Music videos are included.
Many health-conscious people today are turning to the natural world for health benefits. Every year, some new “super food” is discovered. One of the latest discoveries is the lychee fruit, and this one isn’t just...
Great tips here for campfire cooking that will save you lots of time and effort!
A true account of an attempted home invasion and how it was thwarted by a woman, a shotgun, and a watchdog. Tips to protect your home are included.
This article discusses the different types of window air conditioners. It will help you decide which is best for you.
This article discusses the problem of unwanted horses, along with possible options.
Your refrigerator is probably the most used appliance in your home. Think about it – it’s in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s always on duty, storing your food safely and keeping your beverages chilled....
Remember the old freezers? They were certainly useful for long-term storage of meats, vegetables, and other foods, but they weren’t at all attractive. Some were chest types and others were uprights, and they were...
Do you enjoy eating veal? What do you really know about it? I don’t eat veal because I’ve seen firsthand how these calves are treated. It’s a deplorable practice, and when you see it in person, it has a much more...
Most homeowners love having a cozy fireplace in their home, and they might spend weeks deciding on the perfect size, the perfect mantel, and the perfect surround for their fireplace. What isn’t usually carefully...
Most people who have a fireplace in their home also have a set of tools, usually placed on the hearth. The fireplace tools aren’t just functional; they’re also very attractive and give the fireplace an even homier...
Just about everyone who has a fireplace in their home has a fireplace mantel. Fireplace mantels make fireplaces and adjacent hearths look “complete.” They also provide a nice place to display artwork, books, or...
An explanation of toilet parts and how they function. Diagram included.
If you’re in the process of updating your bathroom, you have literally hundreds of options and combinations of options from which to choose. Modern homeowners are paying more and more attention to tubs and showers,...
Nowadays, homeowners and prospective homeowners usually place much emphasis on their bathrooms. They often spend much thought and a lot of money on things like frameless shower doors, quarried tile, vessel sinks, and...
If you’re building a home or remodeling an existing one and have made the decision to use a vessel sink in your bathroom or kitchen, you’ve made an excellent choice! Your investment will more than pay for itself if...
Small bathtubs are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners, and Plumbing Point dot com has a great selection. Just about everyone enjoys a relaxing soak in a warm bath, but space requirements for a tradition tub...
Fishing tips for speckled trout. Photos and video included.
This is another recipe that many Southerners enjoy. I have actually tasted this one, and I have to admit, it was pretty good, but I never could get around the idea of it being a raccoon I was eating. I’m really not...
Baked opposum is a popular soul food here in the South. I’ve never eaten possum, but my ex-husband liked it baked, with sweet potatoes and apples. The biggest problem with possums is that you don’t know what...
Dog fighting Dog fighting is a major problem all across the United States. Many people think the problem is confined to urban black youth of large cities, but the fact is that dog fighting is also popular with whites...
A guide for finding sharks' teeth, along with information about fossilized sharks' teeth and sharks' teeth for sale.
Can you all believe that lil’ ol’ Savannah, Georgia hosts the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the whole United States?? That’s right! The city is swamped with almost half a million visitors every...
St. Patrick's Day Parade People all over the world enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every March 17th. For many Americans, it’s a day of drinking, dancing, feasting, and general revelry. Many of us attend...
When I was a little kid, my grandparents lived in the tiny hamlet of Irwinville, Georgia. Granny and Papa, like their neighbors, were farmers. Just about everyone in the area kept chickens and a few cows and pigs. Most...
The black plague, also known as the black death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of...
How fishing-related outdoor activities can be great educational activities that are also super fun. Written by a retired teacher. Lots of kids’ fishing photos included!
A factual yet humorous account of unusual names I encountered as a teacher.
If you love turquoise jewelry, please read this article before shopping! Avoid confusing real turquoise with cheap imitations.
Coral jewelry is going to be all the rage this spring and summer! It’s the hot new color, and you’re going to be seeing it everywhere – in coral necklaces, coral pendants, coral rings, coral bracelets, and coral...
A wonderful scenic drive from Amelia Island Florida to Jacksonville. Lots of photos included!
Learn all about sleep apnea here. My husband and I both have OSA, so we have firsthand experience with the condition. Be sure to watch the videos!
My experience with sleep disorders, nightmares, and night terrors. Informative videos are included.
Information about the best dogs, from a former trainer and breeder.
Endometrial cells are supposed to grow only inside the uterus. Sometimes, however, these cells grow in other parts of the pelvic area, where they’re not supposed to. When this happens, the condition is referred to as...
Panama City Beach is located on the beautiful Riviera…no, not the one in Europe – the Redneck Riviera, on Florida’s panhandle! If you’ve never seen this section of Gulf of Mexico beaches, you’re in for a real...
Velcro Great Dane #2. Velcro Great Dane #1. I am the proud owner of two Velcro dogs. No, this isn’t some new breed like the Golden Doodle or the Maltipoo. This is more of a type of dog, and any breed can become...
Below are several words that you can hear any day in any small town in the Deep South. To help explain, I’ve provided a sentence with each word so that readers can understand the application of the vocabulary...
A great crackling cornbread recipe, with ideas for other cornbread recipes and how to make cornbread instructions. Photos included.
I love Southern food, and I use old southern recipes all the time. In fact, I just put a huge pot of chicken on the stove to boil. I’m making one of our favorites – chicken and dumplings! For those of you who are...
Do you ever have night sweats? I do. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night sweating, even in the winter. And we keep our house cold, so I don’t think it’s because I’m overheating. It’s a strange feeling...
This is a wonderful oyster stew recipe! Instructions, tips, and videos are included.
Most of Guyana is covered by dense rain forest. Guyana has beautiful waterfalls. Guyana has a diverse geography. One of Guyana's beaches. Overview Guyana is a small nation located on the northern coast of South...
We're only about sixty miles from the Florida state line, so we take lots of Florida vacations. All of the vacations to Florida have been wonderful, but some are more memorable than others. Many of our family vacations...
This is the BEST steak marinade I've ever used! It tenderizes and adds lots of awesome flavor to steaks. Photos included.
Primary peritoneal cancer, or PPC, is a rare type of cancer that attacks primarily women and is often considered to be a gynecologic cancer. It’s a very aggressive type of cancer and can spread quickly to other parts...
I’m a proud Southerner, and I love movies about the South – not just movies set in the South – but actually about the South and Southerners. All the movies mentioned give a glimpse of real-life Southern...
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I've always enjoyed deer hunting and venison. Some people don’t care for venison because they say it was a “wild” or “gamey” taste. I say they haven’t tried BBQ cooking their deer meat! When prepared...
Jake Sully is a combat marine who has been injured in battle. As a result, he’s a paraplegic. The VA doesn’t have enough money to repair his legs, so he’s in a wheelchair. After his twin brother is killed, Jake...
In the second half of the eighteenth century, a spirit of rebellion swept across the world. The American colonies fought for their independence from the British, and in 1789, the masses in France revolted against royal...
Tips for getting a great tan, with a combination of sunless tanning, tanning beds, and the sun. Videos included.
When Johnny and I lived in the country several years ago, on our mini-farm, we had all kinds of animals. Among our barnyard friends were numerous chickens. These ladies produced LOTS of eggs. We ate eggs all the time, I...
This is a wonderful recipe for southern fried fish. Photo included.
A humorous look at southern dialect, slang, and funny sayings. Written by a true southerner.
I grew up in the sixties in the Deep South. At the time, very few middle-class or upper middle-class women worked outside the home. My mom was an exception. She had a burning desire to be a nurse, and after becoming an...
This is a GREAT recipe for buttermilk fried shrimp. Detailed instructions and photos are included.
Buy discount women's perfumes and colognes. Popular fragrances are described.
A humorous take an saddle-breaking a Great Dane. Photo included!
A discussion about Beowulf as an epic hero.
Cat Island is located some 300 miles from Miami and 130 miles southeast of Nassau. The island is 48 miles long and 4 miles wide at its widest point. It has the distinction of being home to Mount Alvernia – the highest...
Do have a pontoon or deck boat? They sure can be a lot of fun! Unfortunately, they might also require a lot of upkeep to remain in pristine condition. If your pontoon boat is beginning to show her age, you can revamp it...
The meat of the blue crab is considered by many to be the sweetest and best tasting of all crabs. You won’t get the large sections of meat that you get from the king crab or the snow crab, but the flesh from the blue...
A great guide for killing, cooking, and cleaning blue crabs, with blue crab recipes. Helpful videos included!
Great ideas for stocking stuffers for adults.
When my doctor told me I couldn’t return to work, I was glad I had made the decision a few years earlier to purchase long term disability (LTD) insurance through my employer. I thought I was set – piece of cake. It...
Are you familiar with autoimmune disease? Our bodies have an amazing system of defense. We’re constantly bombarded by invading viruses and bacteria, but only a fraction make us ill. When part of the body is an...
If you’re a beach lover, you’ve probably seen sand dollars at the shore. Maybe you’ve found the occasional one at the water’s edge, or even stepped on one in the shallows. You’ve doubtless seen tons of the...
You’ve seen mold, also referred to as mildew, before. Leave a damp article of clothing wadded up so that it’s not exposed to sunlight or other drying conditions, and in a few days, you’ll have a nice crop of mold....
Useful information about caring for newborn puppies when the mother can’t. Original photos are included.
Learn more about foraminal stenosis, including symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Hello, online cooking school students! Welsome to my online cooking classes. Today's culinary arts revolve around that delicious bivalve, the oyster, which is a favorite southern food, by the way. We have lots of oyster...
When the nights cool and crisp, folks here in the South get the craving for fresh oysters. And there’s no better way to enjoy the succulent taste of the slimy critters than with an oyster roast. It’s a fun, easy way...
Where and how to get free food and restaurant coupons. Links provided!
The best cornbread dressing - EVER! I take your hand and walk you through the entire process.
Do you ever go to a restaurant and enjoy some wonderful sauce, and then find yourself craving it a few days later? You go to the grocery store to purchase said sauce, only to find it’s not available commercially. So...
Saltwater Fishing Tips: Best Fishing Spots on Amelia Island and in Jacksonville, FL, with Redfish Fishing Video
I've learned lots of saltwater fishing tips because I love fishing – especially saltwater fishing. One of my favorite vacation spots is Amelia Island, and what’s the use in going on vacation if you can’t fish?...
Are you in charge of the decorations for a prom or beauty pageant stage? If so, consider a tropical theme. You and some friends can do the work yourself, and instead of ordering from one of those expensive prom...
Tips for being a good, effective teacher, provided by a retired public school educator.