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  • Arizona’s Cliff Dweller Lodge and Its Unusual Origin
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    Arizona’s Cliff Dweller Lodge and Its Unusual Origin

    5 weeks ago

    This is the story of how a 1920s Broadway showgirl and her ailing husband became stranded in a remote section of Northern AZ when their car broke down and ended up converting some huge boulders into motel rooms that became the beginning of the Cliff Dwellers Lodge and Restaurant.

  • Caterpillars Everywhere as We Hike Along the San Pedro River
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    Caterpillars Everywhere as We Hike Along the San Pedro River

    2 months ago

    Seeking a way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while maintaining COVID-19 Social Distancing my wife and I drove to the nearby San Pedro River to hike. While hiking we found caterpillars raining down from trees. The result was a great photo opportunity & chance to learn about tent caterpillars.

  • An Early Morning Hike In Tucson's Catalina State Park to Romero Pools
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    An Early Morning Hike In Tucson's Catalina State Park to Romero Pools

    20 hours ago

    One of the nice things about the wide open spaces that living in western United States offers is the chance to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while still maintaining the social distance needed to help control the spread of the COCID-19 also known as the Coronavirus. A hike in the mountains is

  • The History of Oatman Arizona and Its Free-Roaming Burros
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    The History of Oatman Arizona and Its Free-Roaming Burros

    4 months ago

    Join us on our visit to the historic mining town of Oatman, where burros roam the streets entertaining tourists as they tour the town. The town's history is enhanced by its connection to Olive Oatman, who was captured and spent her teen years among the Mojave Indian Tribe in the 1850s.

  • Visiting the Grand Canyon in Winter and Summer
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    Visiting the Grand Canyon in Winter and Summer

    6 months ago

    The Grand Canyon is a major American tourist attraction. Most people visit in summer, but the South Rim of the Park is open all year and offers fantastic views in winter as well. The less-visited North Rim is closed during the winter months.

  • Visiting Las Vegas and Its New Ice Experience Attraction
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    Visiting Las Vegas and Its New Ice Experience Attraction

    7 months ago

    Las Vegas is no longer just casinos and shows. It is a destination for families and others who enjoy travel and new places. One of its newest attractions is an ice house where everything including, the glasses in which they serve your cocktail, is made of ice.

  • When Buying Blue Jeans Was A Serious Crime
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    When Buying Blue Jeans Was A Serious Crime

    6 months ago

    If the media is to be believed both jeans and socialism are popular with millennials and many others. However, less than 40 years ago people living in socialist nations risked arrest and execution whenever they attempted to buy or sell a pair of jeans

  • Celebrating Helldorado Days in Tombstone Arizona
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    Celebrating Helldorado Days in Tombstone Arizona

    8 months ago

    Tombstone, Arizona is a popular tourist destination and for 90 years th city has drawn tourists from all over the world to enjoy and participate in it many festivals and entertainment. The Old West is on display every weekend in Tombstone.

  • Attending an All Souls Day Festival in Tubac Arizona
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    Attending an All Souls Day Festival in Tubac Arizona

    8 months ago

    El Dia de los Muertos and All Souls' Day share a common theme and date, and both are becoming more popular by the year. Here I discuss a public celebration of these two events that my wife and I attended in Tubac, Arizona.

  • Why We Should Keep the Columbus Day Holiday
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    Why We Should Keep the Columbus Day Holiday

    9 months ago

    Arguments for keeping the Columbus Day Holiday and honoring America's pre-Columbian inhabitants and their contributions to our country with their own separate holiday.

  • While Visiting Havana Cuba My Wife Recognized as a Fellow Russian Woman
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    While Visiting Havana Cuba My Wife Recognized as a Fellow Russian Woman

    11 months ago

    While the Cold War ended almost 3 decades ago many of its after effects still linger. Among these are the thousands of Russian women still remain in Cuba abandoned by their post Soviet Russian homeland. Some are happy while others long for Russia. All are poor in the still communist Cuba

  • Touring the Salton Sea 3 - Salvation Mountain
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    Touring the Salton Sea 3 - Salvation Mountain

    11 months ago

    In the middle of the Southern California Desert near the Salton Sea is a multi-colored man-made mountain built by one man who spent the last 25 years of his life building it to share his love of Jesus.

  • Touring the Salton Sea 2 - Bombay Beach
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    Touring the Salton Sea 2 - Bombay Beach

    11 months ago

    Bombay Beach is a small community along the eastern shore of California's Salton Sea. Once a thriving community and popular destination for retirees and tourists it is slowly becoming a ghost town as the Salton Sea shrinks and loses its appeal to visitors.

  • Touring the Salton Sea - International Banana Museum
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    Touring the Salton Sea - International Banana Museum

    11 months ago

    Located about 50 miles from Palm Springs along the northeast shore of California's Salton Sea is a tiny building housing the International Banana Museum. Despite its small size and narrow focus the museum provides another fascinating stop while touring the Salton Sea.

  • A Coatimundi In Search of Dinner
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    A Coatimundi In Search of Dinner

    11 months ago

    Observing a Coatimundi (a member of the raccoon family) retrieving a half eaten chimichanga from a park trashcan where a tourist had discarded it and dining on it for his dinner.

  • Participating in a Traditional Native Saguaro Cactus Fruit Harvest
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    Participating in a Traditional Native Saguaro Cactus Fruit Harvest

    12 months ago

    Saguaro Cactus played a major role in the life of the original inhabitants of Southern Arizona. My wife and I recently spent a day in the desert with a group harvesting Saguaro fruit using ancient native tools under the direction of native guides.

  • Tax Revenue Theory: From Ibn Khaldun to Arthur Laffer
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    Tax Revenue Theory: From Ibn Khaldun to Arthur Laffer

    12 months ago

    Economist Arthur Laffer is famous for his Laffer Curve which illustrates the fact that at a certain point increases in taxes result in a decrease in tax revenue. While considered a radical new theory by many, this theory was first advanced 600 years ago by the Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun.

  • Visiting Organ Pipe National Monument With Its Flowering Organ Pipe Cacti In Bloom
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    Visiting Organ Pipe National Monument With Its Flowering Organ Pipe Cacti In Bloom

    13 months ago

    An overnight trip to Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to see the Organ Pipe Cacti in Bloom. The Monument on the AZ-Mexico Border reopened in 2014 after being closed for 11 years due to violence associated with drug smuggling, human trafficking and other illegal activities along border

  • Story Behind Tombstone Arizona's World Famous Rose Bush
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    Story Behind Tombstone Arizona's World Famous Rose Bush

    13 months ago

    Tombstone Arizona is famous for Wyatt Earp & the 1881 OK Corral shootout in that city. But there is more to Tombstones rich history & attractions than a famous gun fight. Among its many other attractions is the World's Largest Rose Bush. This is the story of that bush and the people who grew it,

  • Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Blooming Torch Cacti
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    Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Blooming Torch Cacti

    14 months ago

    In spring, the cacti in the southwestern deserts sprout a variety of beautiful flowers. Some of the most beautiful are produced by Torch Cactus.

  • Remembering Previous Visits to the Cathedral of Notre Dame De Paris
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    Remembering Previous Visits to the Cathedral of Notre Dame De Paris

    14 months ago

    Reflecting on my previous visits to Notre Dame de Paris before the fire. News of Notre Dame's fire was depressing but I have been consoled by memories of my past visits to the historic cathedral. My only regret is that I hadn't taken more pictures of the beautiful old historic cathedral.

  • Remembering When Russia Ran Its Own Candidates in American Presidential Elections
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    Remembering When Russia Ran Its Own Candidates in American Presidential Elections

    13 months ago

    Russia's setting attempts to discredit the 2016 election with the setting up some fake Facebook and Twitter accounts and purchasing a few hundred thousand ads is nothing compared to their 6 decades in the past century of running & funding their own U.S. Presidential Election Campaigns

  • Sunrise Hike in Saguaro National Park
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    Sunrise Hike in Saguaro National Park

    20 months ago

    Early morning hike in Tucson, Arizona's Saguaro National Park yields sectacular sunrise along with numerous photo opportunities in a lush desert landscape.

  • Remembering the 1918 American Invasion of Russia
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    Remembering the 1918 American Invasion of Russia

    12 months ago

    In 1918, during World War I, some 15,000 U.S. troops took part in a now forgotten British-French led invasion of their former ally, Russia. The participating troops found themselves continuing to fight until pulled out 2 years after World War I ended & having failed to achieve their objectives.

  • Beautiful Monstrose Apple Cactus in Bloom
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    Beautiful Monstrose Apple Cactus in Bloom

    2 years ago

    TheCereus repandus f. Monstrosa or Monstrose Apple Cactus as it is commonly known is found in gardens in Arizona and for a month in the Spring each year produces beautiful flowers, each lasting one day, for about a month.

  • Rosie, a Rare and Beautiful Flower With a Sickening Stench
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    Rosie, a Rare and Beautiful Flower With a Sickening Stench

    2 years ago

    My wife recently witnessed a once-in-a-decade blooming of an Amorphophallus Titanum (or Corpse Plant) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It is a beautiful flower, but it smells like rotting meat...

  • Saving the Salt River Wild Horses
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    Saving the Salt River Wild Horses

    2 years ago

    The wild horse or mustang has been a part of the American West for close to 400 years. Because it is both loved by many and hated by others, it has struggled to survive. This is the story of one group of mustangs in AZ

  • Toadstools Trailhead Hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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    Toadstools Trailhead Hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    16 months ago

    An easy hike through some fascinating rock formations in Southern Utah's Grande Staircase - Escalante National Monument.

  • Arizona's Beautiful Canyon Lake
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    Arizona's Beautiful Canyon Lake

    3 years ago

    Despite its location in the deserts of the American Southwest, Arizona has a surprising number of beautiful lakes. The lakes are the result of the numerous dams found on many of the state’s rivers. Like dams elsewhere these dams were...

  • Arcosanti, Arizona: A 50-Year-Old City of the Future
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    Arcosanti, Arizona: A 50-Year-Old City of the Future

    3 years ago

    Halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff along Interstate 17 is the partially completed futuristic city of Arcosanti.

  • Monuments to America's Veterans
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    Monuments to America's Veterans

    3 years ago

    From colonial times to the present Americans have relied on some of their fellow citizens to protect our cherished freedom and security. Our gratitude to these men & women is displayed in monuments t

  • The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus
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    The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    9 months ago

    On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus along with the 88 members of his crew and their families attended Mass in the Church of St. George the Martyr in the Andalusian town of Palos de la Frontera on the southern coast of Spain. Here they prayed...

  • Kelso Mountain-a Photo Linking Three Generations Separated by World War II
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    Kelso Mountain-a Photo Linking Three Generations Separated by World War II

    20 months ago

    A photo of a mountain taken in California by an American soldier 50 years earlier during World War II leads family to solving mystery of his being assumed dead in New Guinea, fighting World War II with the Australians and being stranded and making a new life in Australia after the war.

  • Arizona's 18th Century Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate
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    Arizona's 18th Century Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate

    3 years ago

    Sitting on a bluff overlooking the San Pedro in Southern Arizona are the ruins of the 18th century Spanish Presidio (Fort) Santa Cruz de Terrenate. Here is the story of the fort's history.

  • Ostrich Racing at Chandler Arizona's Annual Ostrich Festival
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    Ostrich Racing at Chandler Arizona's Annual Ostrich Festival

    5 years ago

    While not a serious competitive sport, ostrich racing events are held at carnivals and fairs around the country. In Arizona the annual Ostrich Festival in the city of Chandler features ostrich races

  • History of Military Conscription in the United States
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    History of Military Conscription in the United States

    11 months ago

    World War I was the second time in American history that conscription was used to fill the ranks of the U.S. Army. Here is how it worked, its effects on veterans, politics and its legacy ever since.

  • Meanderings of a Flower Wasp - Campsomeris Ephippium
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    Meanderings of a Flower Wasp - Campsomeris Ephippium

    12 months ago

    Flower Wasps (Campsomeris ephippium) are newcomers to the U.S. having expanded north from their Central American habitat. They are a beautiful bright orange & black color and are hunters of beetles.

  • Increasing Student Engagement in an Online Course with Pictures
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    Increasing Student Engagement in an Online Course with Pictures

    3 months ago

    Instructor's experience using humorous pictures as weekly reminders of upcoming assignments to increase student engagement in online economics course. Surprisingly more students completed assignments and tests and fewer disappearing from the course. Grades also improved

  • Visiting Arizona's Montezuma Castle
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    Visiting Arizona's Montezuma Castle

    9 months ago

    Arizona's Montezuma Castle National Monument is one of numerous Federally protected historic ruins in the Southwest. Unlike many, Montezuma Castle is largely intact and an easily accessible side trip

  • Montezuma Castle:  History of a Pre-Columbian Cliff Dwelling
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    Montezuma Castle: History of a Pre-Columbian Cliff Dwelling

    4 years ago

    Sitting along Interstate 17 in Arizona' s Verde Valley between Phoenix and Flagstaff is an ancient Indian ruin known as Montezuma Castle. Here is the history from its origins as a dwelling to today's

  • World War II Siege of Leningrad
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    World War II Siege of Leningrad

    6 months ago

    During World War II Nazi Forces laid siege to the Russian city of Leningrad for 872 days. The city never surrendered but 3/4 of a million inhabitants died of starvation and disease as a result.

  • The Story Behind the Candle in the Window at the Garlock House
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    The Story Behind the Candle in the Window at the Garlock House

    5 months ago

    For over 80 years a candle has glowed in the window of the Garlock House at 211 N. Main St. in Canandaigua, NY. Supposedly in memory of a son killed in World War I, the son's name has been a mystery

  • War Hero Leonid Golikov
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    War Hero Leonid Golikov

    5 years ago

    Leonid Golikov (АЕНЯ ГOАИКOB) 16 year old Russian partisan in World War II. Killed 78 German soldiers in his 10 months of combat. Attacked and captured documents from General Wirtz. Died in combat

  • Exploring Arizona's Peppersauce Cave in the Coronado National Forest
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    Exploring Arizona's Peppersauce Cave in the Coronado National Forest

    16 months ago

    Peppersauce Cave in southern Arizona is relatively well known but not a tourist attraction. It's in a wilderness area on the north side of Mt. Lemon in the Santa Catalina mountains north of Tucson.

  • Peruvian Apple Cactus and Its Night Blooming Flowers
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    Peruvian Apple Cactus and Its Night Blooming Flowers

    2 years ago

    Arriving at work shortly after sunrise on a recent spring morning my wife noticed a beautiful white flower on one of the cacti in the gardens on the grounds where she works. Unlike many other species of cacti, such as the majestic saguaro or the...

  • Calling a Plumber to Fix a Broken Pipe in the Bathroom
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    Calling a Plumber to Fix a Broken Pipe in the Bathroom

    2 years ago

    When water pipes behind walls spring a leak it is important to call a plumber immediately. Left unfixed, leaking pipes can do serious damage to a building.

  • War Memorials in Veliky Novgorod
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    War Memorials in Veliky Novgorod

    3 months ago

    Thursday August 11, 2011 Veliky Novgorod, Russia Northwestern Russia, where Veliky Novgorod is located, was hit hard during World War II or, as the Russians call it, the Great Patriotic War. But the Russians fought back with equal...

  • Is Inflation Ever Good for a Nation
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    Is Inflation Ever Good for a Nation

    17 months ago

    Inflation is never good for a nation. Inflation causes prices to rise on all goods and services in the economy which makes it more expensive for people to buy things. From the perspective of an individual, inflation is no different...

  • Professional Development for Hubbers
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    Professional Development for Hubbers

    17 months ago

    To be successful on HubPages and other online writing one needs to regularly spend time learning and improving.

  • Frank Luke Jr World War I Balloon Busting Ace
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    Frank Luke Jr World War I Balloon Busting Ace

    13 months ago

    Frank Luke Jr an American World War I Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor winner known as the Arizona Balloon Buster

  • Why Tattoos and Body Art Are Not Acceptable for Job Interviews
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    Why Tattoos and Body Art Are Not Acceptable for Job Interviews

    23 months ago

    First impressions are important. Failure to make a good first impression at a job interview will prevent your being hired. Visible tattoos and piercings do not make for a good impression at a job interview.

  • On the Fourth Day of Christmas Is the Gift a Calling Bird or Collie Bird?
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    On the Fourth Day of Christmas Is the Gift a Calling Bird or Collie Bird?

    2 years ago

    December 26, 2010 New Hubber, Mary Jane Danley, saw my Hub On the First Day of Christmas and sent me a request asking if the gift on the Fourth Day of Christmas was originally four colley (or collie) birds or four calling birds. In my Hub On the...

  • Producing Your Own Custom Christmas Cards Is so Easy That Even the Family Chihuahua Can Do It.
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    Producing Your Own Custom Christmas Cards Is so Easy That Even the Family Chihuahua Can Do It.

    3 months ago

    A humorous account about how technology is driving down costs, increasing demand and changing how work is done. Skilled workers benefit from more job opportunities while unskilled lose jobs.

  • Reflecting on My Success with HubPages
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    Reflecting on My Success with HubPages

    17 months ago

    November 9, 2010 (updated Jan 16, 2011) As one of the long time writers on HubPages I have recently had the honor of being interviewed by the HubPages marketing team as well as by a couple of outside publications regarding my experiences...

  • San Jose de Gracia Church in Las Trampas NM
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    San Jose de Gracia Church in Las Trampas NM

    2 years ago

    Situated between Santa Fe and Taos along New Mexico's scenic High Road is the little village of Las Tampas founded by 12 Spanish settlers under the leadership of Juan de Arguello in 1751. While here, travelers can visit and attend Mass at the old Spanish Mission Church fo San Jose de Gracia that...

  • El Tiradito Tucson's Shrine to a Murdered Sinner
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    El Tiradito Tucson's Shrine to a Murdered Sinner

    2 years ago

    September 20, 2010 On South Main Avenue, a few hundred feet south of Cushing Street in Tucson, Arizona, there sits an odd little park known as El Tiradito. El Tiradito roughly translates into English as the castaway or the outcast and the...

  • Historic Cook Church in Sacaton Arizona
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    Historic Cook Church in Sacaton Arizona

    21 months ago

    It was my Father who instilled in me a love of history.  However, for him history was not an exercise in memorizing dates, names and places, but rather the story behind the dates, names and places. Told or written as a story, history comes alive...

  • A Cheese Cookie Recipe
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    A Cheese Cookie Recipe

    2 months ago

    September 14, 2010 A visitor to my Hub Cookie Cutter Cookies left the following comment on that Hub: But WHERE is the cheese cookie recipe? I lost my recipe that was in the newspaper, and went to this website but only see ads for cookie cutters. ...

  • Finding an old Mao Zedong Clock at a Flea Market
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    Finding an old Mao Zedong Clock at a Flea Market

    6 years ago

    Viewing some old spring operated, Mao Zedong clocks at a flea market turned into a teachable moment as I showed my son what clocks used to look like and what China endured under Mao's dictatorship.

  • Part-Time Fighter Pilot Jobs in the Air National Guard
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    Part-Time Fighter Pilot Jobs in the Air National Guard

    2 months ago

    The National Guard offers people the opportunity to train and help defend the U.S. while also having and home and civilian job. For some, the Air National Guard offers the opportunity to fly military aircraft—and for a select few, being a weekend warrior involves being a jet fighter pilot.

  • Can True Love Still be Found in Today's World?
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    Can True Love Still be Found in Today's World?

    5 years ago

    True love is all around us but it is so common that we don't notice it. True love is more than the fiery romantic passions that draw two people together. As the fires of passion cool they are repla

  • Thanksgiving Through the Years in America
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    Thanksgiving Through the Years in America

    9 months ago

    The Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in America and this holiday's traditions have continued to evolve since the Pilgrims.

  • How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?
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    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    3 years ago

    Roman Catholics have a long tradition of eating fish on Fridays. The Friday Fish Fry is still common, especially during Lent, at many Catholic churches and other organizations and restaurants in areas with large Catholic populations. Learn how this tradition began despite the fact that there is...

  • The American Revolution - A World War
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    The American Revolution - A World War

    2 years ago

    It is common knowledge that France was America's ally during the American Revolution. What is not so well known is the fact that Spain secretly funded both the French forces and American forces fighting against Britain in the Revolution.

  • The Island of Hawaii and Its Six Volcanoes
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    The Island of Hawaii and Its Six Volcanoes

    24 months ago

    Volcanoes, like their close cousins earthquakes, are responsible for both massive destruction as well as for the creation of many of the beautiful landscapes on our earth. The Earth as we know it today was created eons ago. The job, however, is...

  • Oldest House in America: Santa Fe's Casa Vieja De Analco
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    Oldest House in America: Santa Fe's Casa Vieja De Analco

    2 years ago

    La Casa Vieja de Analco in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a structure originally constructed by Pueblo Indians a century or more before Columbus arrived in the New World. Used almost continuously for over six hundred years, it is the oldest continuously inhabited house in the United States.

  • How to Make an Omelet with an Ostrich Egg
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    How to Make an Omelet with an Ostrich Egg

    6 years ago

    A visit to an ostrich ranch where we purchased an ostrich egg and how we made an omelet with it.

  • Spring in the Arizona Desert: Cacti in Bloom
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    Spring in the Arizona Desert: Cacti in Bloom

    4 months ago

    The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona, while dry, is anything but a barren wasteland. Many plants have adapted to its arid environment. In the spring, these cacti and other plants burst into bloom.

  • St Patrick's Day in Tucson Arizona
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    St Patrick's Day in Tucson Arizona

    4 months ago

    Despite the fact that Tucson Arizona is in the old Spanish Southwest, its roots are Irish as the fort that became Tucson was constructed under order of the Irish born Spanish Commander Hugo O'Conor

  • The Evolving Traditions of St. Patrick's Day
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    The Evolving Traditions of St. Patrick's Day

    4 months ago

    Green Beer along with corn beef and cabbage are traditional St. Patrick's Day favorites. Learn how these come to be associated with a day celebrating the life of a saint.

  • How Teachers Can Automate their Grade Book Using a Google Docs Spreadsheet
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    How Teachers Can Automate their Grade Book Using a Google Docs Spreadsheet

    3 years ago

    Teachers can use the spreadsheet function in the free Google Documents service to easily create a grade book in the Cloud that is accessible anywhere at anytime. No more having to remember to carry your paper grade book or accidentally leaving a thumb drive with grades on a public computer.

  • How to File Taxes on Part-Time Income Earned on HubPages and Other Internet Marketing  Sites
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    How to File Taxes on Part-Time Income Earned on HubPages and Other Internet Marketing Sites

    2 months ago

    If you are regularly making money from HubPages or other online activities, you are considered to be a small business owner and required to pay taxes on this income. Here is how to keep your business.

  • The Economics of Marriage and Divorce
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    The Economics of Marriage and Divorce

    3 years ago

    Since the beginning of time marriage has been a mixture of both love and economics with almost as many people down through the ages marrying for money as for love.

  • St Nicholas - Patron Saint of Many
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    St Nicholas - Patron Saint of Many

    7 months ago

    As December approaches each year, the name St. Nicholas is encountered with increasing frequency. This is understandable given the Saint's close association with Christmas which falls in December. The Feast of St. Nicholas, the day set aside by...

  • The Majestic Saguaro Cactus
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    The Majestic Saguaro Cactus

    3 years ago

    Mention the word cactus and, for most people, the first thing that comes to mind is the mighty saguaro cactus. Thanks largely to western movies, the saguaro has become synonymous with cactus, despite the fact that, not only are there numerous...

  • A Deadly Duel and the Headless Ghost Left Behind
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    A Deadly Duel and the Headless Ghost Left Behind

    4 years ago

    A story about the headless ghost that haunts the 18th century Old Fort Niagara in western New York. Two young officers in a remote outpost, one beautiful young maiden and alcohol leads to tragedy.

  • Butterfly Day June 19th
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    Butterfly Day June 19th

    2 years ago

    June 19th is Butterfly Day, a fact that I learned when I went to an online greeting card site to send a birthday card to a colleague and discovered cards for Butterfly Day. I did a few quick Google searches to learn more about this holiday but,...

  • Mathew B. Juan – Native American Hero of World War I
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    Mathew B. Juan – Native American Hero of World War I

    2 years ago

    The story of a World War I American Indian from Arizona who became he first Arizonan and first Native American to die in combat in WW I. Mystery still surrounds his reason for changing his name to Mathew B. Rivers when he joined the Army.

  • How to Get Started Writing Grants
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    How to Get Started Writing Grants

    2 years ago

    In responding to a reader's request on how to fill out grants II would like to start with a question: are you looking for another source of funds for the business you mentioned in your profile or are you working with an organization or a school that wants you to help them in applying for grants?

  • How to Become an Online Class Instructor for a University
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    How to Become an Online Class Instructor for a University

    3 months ago

    Online instruction is a growing field. Here are some strategies for transitioning into this new and exciting area of education and training.

  • Cranberries – History and Recipes
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    Cranberries – History and Recipes

    19 months ago

    A brief history of this American berry along with cranberry bread recipes and links to other cranberry recipes.

  • Views of Food Then and Now
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    Views of Food Then and Now

    13 months ago

    As with other living things, people need food in order to survive. As a result, food has always played an important role in human life. For most of history the problem with food has been its scarcity. Hunger and famine have been a staple of the...

  • Ooh - Tastes Like Chicken Soup! and Other Practical Jokes
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    Ooh - Tastes Like Chicken Soup! and Other Practical Jokes

    8 months ago

    Like practically everyone else in the world, I enjoy hearing a good joke and, when I can remember, them, telling one as well. The problem is that most of the jokes I hear or remember are usually widely known so I focus on telling personal experiences that are funny.

  • Showing Love for My Step Children
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    Showing Love for My Step Children

    8 months ago

    It is often said that the Lord works in mysterious ways and in allowing me to fulfill my desire to follow in the footsteps of my father, of which I am the first born of five, and have a large family of my own, the path has been anything but...

  • French Christmas Lore: Père Noël and His Assistant, Père Fouettard
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    French Christmas Lore: Père Noël and His Assistant, Père Fouettard

    7 months ago

    When Père Noël, as St. Nicholas is known as in France, visits households for Christmas, he is accompanied by a ruffian-like character named Père Fouettard. While Père Noël rewards good little children with treats, Fouettard is the disciplinarian responsible for punishing the children who were bad.

  • Is It Good or Bad to Tell Children That Santa Claus Is a Myth?
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    Is It Good or Bad to Tell Children That Santa Claus Is a Myth?

    7 months ago

    Is Santa Claus real? This is a question on every young child's mind and dilemma for many a parent. But why destroy the fun and magic of Christmas in the interest of total transparency?

  • The Candle in the Window
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    The Candle in the Window

    2 years ago

    Sitting at the corner of Fort Hill and North Main Street in the small City of Canandaigua, New York is a stately old home with a candle glowing perpetually in its right front window. An electric candle has replaced the original wax candle that a mother lit for her son when he left to fight in...

  • How Black Cats Became a Part of Halloween
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    How Black Cats Became a Part of Halloween

    8 months ago

    Black cats were not a part of the ancient Celtic festival that became today's Halloween. Yet today, black cats are a major Halloween symbol on par with jack-o-lanterns and witches.

  • A Castle in the Middle of Rochester, New York
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    A Castle in the Middle of Rochester, New York

    23 months ago

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