Tag Archives: Things that make you go wow

9/11 seventeen years later

I believe for my regular readers it is common knowledge that I was on my very first grand castle tour when 9/11 happened. Many years have passed and the most memorable event for me was coming home to Denver a … Continue reading

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Too Many Castles?

I say the more the merrier !

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Who wrote God Bless America ?

Would it surprise you to find out that Irving Berlin wrote this song? I think I’ve always known this but it is the most commonly googled question on the internet! This is the 100th anniversary for this song- and Mr. … Continue reading

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The Peterkins Celebrate the Fourth of July

As a card carrying member of the Bicentennial class of the graduating high schoolers of 1976, I’m sure that at some point those of our parents, teachers and elders wondered how we ever made it to become such privileged students. … Continue reading

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Puffins in Peril

Taking into consideration that this may be your first view of a puffin you may be intrigued as to what exactly a puffin is and where it might be found. Upon my first view of this incredible air, land & … Continue reading

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Game 3- Wow ! GSW did it again !

Wow! What a game tonight was- and I could just tell KD- that’s Kevin Durant- would be a major cause of this 3/0 upset! Actually I’m not surprised but something I found on Twitter last Saturday did ! Check this … Continue reading

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Stephen Biesty’s Castles

A Fabulous Book on Castles !   A Review of Stephen Biesty’s Castles ISBN 1-59270-031-4 If you feel that you have seen every viable book on castles and that they can’t be bested, then you must either buy or at … Continue reading

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Bears…

     If I asked most people about what family of mammals to which bears belong, I imagine most people would say the bear family quite simply. What is more unique than a bear? They would be justified in thinking this … Continue reading

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What’s in an Irish name ?

     Even though this is officially an American holiday- being St. Patrick’s Day- in Ireland the idea of a re-named saint is one among several. In truth, the patron saint of Ireland ought to be St Brendan whose feast day … Continue reading

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Venice in Snow

Winter has taken a vacation in Venice this year He was as welcome as death The children played and laughed in a different way All the politicians in Russia stopped laughing Colors in a Peter Maxx Faded to an almost … Continue reading

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