A chance at a new beginning! When life hands you a brown paper box!

Caroline woke up at 4 a.m., as was her habit.  She made herself a cup of coffee and wandered around her home, making a mental checklist of everything that she should get done that day.  Caroline knew that it was a list of ‘should,’ but that didn’t always mean it ‘would’ get done.  She hadContinue reading “A chance at a new beginning! When life hands you a brown paper box!”

Parent vs. child. It was my turn to be put on the stand.

Some of you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything in a while. I might say that it is because I have been working too hard. Or that I came down with some mysterious illness that has left me unable to research and write. Or that I have been on a well-deserved vacation toContinue reading “Parent vs. child. It was my turn to be put on the stand.”

Why is June 6th still important to us today? Some unknown facts about Operation Overlord (D-Day)

June 6th, 1945. It is hard to understand the scope and risk involved in the planning and execution of Operation Overlord. It was the largest amphibious invasion in history- more than 5,000 ships and landing craft, 11,000 warplanes, 13,000 paratroopers, 50,000 vehicles, and 156,000 Allied troops landed on the 50-mile section of Normandy’s coast withContinue reading “Why is June 6th still important to us today? Some unknown facts about Operation Overlord (D-Day)”

My first Spin Class experience- I think I died a little.

My friend invited me to a Spin Class on Saturday morning. She tells me that we will be riding to raise money for a local non-profit in Fairbanks. Working for a non-profit, I am down! I always want to support what others are doing for our community- and if I can get a bit ofContinue reading “My first Spin Class experience- I think I died a little.”

To the Gemini’s of the world! Good Luck! Love, the rest of us.

I thought I would spend my time learning about how horoscopes work. After hours of studying the stars and alignment of the planets- this is what I came up with: OVERALL: Your month will be filled with mixed fortunes! It may a really good month. It may be a really bad month. It would beContinue reading “To the Gemini’s of the world! Good Luck! Love, the rest of us.”

The American Eagle- my Nemesis!

The Eagle. Since 1782 it has been the symbol of America and freedom. It is a mean bird. They are a vicious hunter that has taken numerous fish off of my fishing line. There have been two different occasions that his flight toward me has caused me to jump into a freezing river or lake.Continue reading “The American Eagle- my Nemesis!”

President Lincoln- wrestler, lawyer, boatman, soldier, store clerk…what else do we not know about him?

There is no reason for this blog other than I stumbled on a small tidbit of information that I never knew- President Abraham Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame. According to Historians, Abraham Lincoln has only one confirmed loss in nearly 300 wrestling matches. Bill Green, a store owner from New Salem,Continue reading “President Lincoln- wrestler, lawyer, boatman, soldier, store clerk…what else do we not know about him?”

‘I think this would be a good time for a beer!’ My reason why FDR was considered a great President.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iqnw4-1019eb0 82 days into his 4th term as President, FDR dies at his home in Warm Springs, GA.  I wanted to explore why FDR was such a popular president within the first 30 days of his first term- and the answer will surprise you.  You should probably get a beer before listening to this one. Continue reading “‘I think this would be a good time for a beer!’ My reason why FDR was considered a great President.”

With the title of Night Witches- you know they had to be bad ass with that name…but who were they?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uisrd-1019ea5 Explore the role that Soviet Union women pilots played in WWII and how they helped win the war!   his episode is also available as a blog post: wannabehistorian.blog

The Northernmost Southern BBQ! Explaining how Alaska has the best BBQ is never easy.

I was challenged again friends- write a story on a favorite restaurant- and here it is! Maybe this one will spark the interest of a publisher? I live in interior Alaska. Interior Alaska is land all to its own- we do not have the beautiful mountains that waterfalls flow down like lace. We do notContinue reading “The Northernmost Southern BBQ! Explaining how Alaska has the best BBQ is never easy.”