Saturday, May 19, 2018

Quotes, Quips, and Wisdom 5 19 18

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

When Harry Met the Queen by Tim Truelan

The Copper Horse (Monument to George III) by Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856) 1824-30; 
erected October 1831. Bronze, on a rocky platform in Snow Hill, Windsor Great Park, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

When Harry Met the Queen
Based on a True Encounter by the Author while on Horseback

Harry Hunter, event rider that is, while riding across Windsor Great Park one summer’s day, the huge Royal Standard atop the great round tower was streaming magnificently in the wind, calling me to come and look inside the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world.

My tour started through a portcullis gate and inside, a regiment of Lifeguards – resplendent in shiny black, thigh-high riding boots, red tunics and gleaming breastplates – marched to the regimental band.

I continued into a horseshoe-shaped Tudor Cloister, to my right a grand flight of steps led up to St. George’s Chapel – where Prince Harry and Meghan will marry in May. Inside the Chapel shafts of sunlight shone down from beautiful tall windows, a sublime setting for any wedding. Embedded in the flagstones, tombs from history: Henry the Eighth, Jane Seymour and Charles the First.

I went inside the Castle. The entrance hall was built to impress, likewise the huge Waterloo Banqueting Chamber with its great vaulted roof and an immense carpet brought from India – which took forty men to carry up the hill from the railway station when it arrived.

I strolled along the battlements, looking out towards the playing fields of Eton, where many a foreign battle had been won, or so it has been said.

Everywhere throughout the Castle were amazing artifacts, two stuck in my memory: the Bible that ‘Gordon’ was holding when he perished at the Battle of Khartoum, and the musket ball that felled Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.

One could not fail to be impressed by the interior of Windsor castle: the Great Hall, its roof covered in hundreds of Coats of Arms; the green Drawing Room; and the Crimson Room of red and flaming gold!

I strolled into the garden before ending my visit and came across a guardsman, resplendent in his black Busby and scarlet tunic, gazing out over the treetops towards Eton; I wondered if he was musing on the fable of the playing fields.

Riding once again across Windsor Great Park, close to the Castle, Harry bumps into its owner, The Queen. They exchanged greetings, she from a Bentley Sedan and Harry on horseback…

Which prompted the author to title his latest novel, Horseback.

From the novel Horseback by Tim Truelan, available onAmazon.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Survivng Toxic In-Laws by Miriam Davids


Ever wonder why most people around the world do not get along with their in-laws? Is it all about the adage that has been in existence for ages – “When you marry someone, you do not marry the individual. Instead, you marry the person’s entire family?" If so, should this give some in-laws the right to be cruel and nasty to new members of the family?

This book introduces readers to simple ways they can recognize, handle and survive toxic in-laws while protecting their marriage.

Surviving Toxic In-Laws is a couple’s guide to building and creating a more united front as a couple. Written for all couples, married or not, that desire to uproot any ounce of toxicity sprouting from their in-laws. Written for couples currently under the wrath of toxic in-laws and are eager to acquire ways on how to cope with toxic in-laws; gain tips on how to counter their toxic in-laws’ evil actions with wits about them, especially if they want their marriage to survive against all the odds. This book gives readers:

-Practical insights on how to deal with the toxic parent in laws.
-Everyday steps for handling overt controllers, manipulators, and narcissists
-Tips to tackle different issues.


About the Author:
Miriam Davids is a former journalist and now a creative entrepreneur. She is the Author of Surviving Toxic In-Laws: The Big Bullies, as well as Toxic: Don't Let In-Laws Ruin Your Marriage. She has an MPA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Category: Extended Family, Parenting and Relationships, Marriage and Long-Term Relationships

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Custom Iron Work & Welding: Richard Rozzo

Spring Craft Show
Lake Hope State Park Lodge
McArthur, Ohio

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Richard Rozzo

10 AM to 3 PM

For questions please call the Lake Hope Nature Center: 740-596-3030

Thursday, May 10, 2018


From the Arc of Appalachia
Announcing an Emergency Land Campaign
Saving Fern Gully in Hocking Hills
Ohio USA

The Arc of Appalachia is announcing a new land campaign: the 80-acre Fern Gully which is a pristine hemlock ravine that flows into 5300-acre Clear Creek Metro Park. The tract is surrounded on three sides by parkland and is one of the last undeveloped tracts in the region.

Project Total: $400,000  Amount Raised on 5/5/18: $152,930
Pledge Deadline: May 31, 2018    Progress: 38%

      Fern Gully is a beautiful hemlock-canopied ravine. Clear Creek Watershed supports 43 species of fern and fern allies, hence the site’s well-deserved name. Saving Fern Gully would result in the protection of over 90% of this crystal clear tributary’s watershed, the 80 acres enclosing the upper half of the stream’s upper watershed.
     Over 100 species of breeding birds have been recorded from the Clear Creek region, including such Ohio rarities as the blue-headed vireo, magnolia warbler, and hermit thrush. Twenty species of warblers breed at Clear Creek - an extremely high number for any Ohio locale.

    If the people of Ohio demonstrate they can save a worthy tract of land by working together, they won’t stop with Fern Gully. Future worthy conservation endeavors could be similarly empowered.

For a full report with campaign details, balances, video and maps: see

For in-depth information, contact:
Rick Perkins, Arc of Appalachia Board Member: 740-703-2717
Brian Blair, Forest Conservancy LLC: 740-332-1025
John Watts, Franklin County Metro Parks: 614-832-3402
Arc of Appalachia Preserve System: 937-365-1935

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tony Nardecchia Photography

Landscapes, Nature, Flora, Fauna, Portrait, and more…
Tony Nardecchia
Fine Art America
Mesa, Arizona USA
 Clickin' shutters and making pictures 
with varying degrees of success

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