Israeli Cowboys!

LINK: Israeli cowboys live frontier life on Syria’s doorstep

Books I’ve Known And Loved

I bought this little book for research. What rules were ladies expected to follow in the 19th century? Admittedly, I fully expected to find it quaint and amusing. What I didn’t expect was how some of the chapters would lead me to question some of our accepted though crass behaviors of today. I didn’t expect…

“Desperately Poor and Uncivilized” Proud To Be Irish Anyway

The Irish in my family were rogues and dreamers, back stabbers and the kindest people I’ve ever met. They knew how to throw a good funeral, but their parties were awkward with new wealth and old wounds. They were treated as the scum of the earth but knew how to fight. My blood’s been mixed…

Books I’ve Known And Loved

Thought this was going to be a book bashing passionate lay historians (re-enactors) so put off reading it for a long time. Instead its a book of pathos relating a displaced American dream, a search for meaning in the lives of people who feel left behind and forgotten in this modern age. It’s also funny…