Bostonian

15 Dec 18
thebeerchaser

Since the commencement of Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs in 2011, I have visited many watering holes not only in Oregon, but all over the US and a few in Europe.   While I tend to search out dive bars, my last review was on a wonderful upscale SE Portland Cuban bar specializing […]

15 Dec 18
The Establishment War on JFK

How NSAM 273 Dismantled JFK’s Plans for Vietnam By the fall of 1963, JFK was finally determined to withdraw all U.S. troops from Vietnam. With his National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) 263 of October 11, 1963, he laid the groundwork to do just that. A thousand U.S. military members would return home by the end […]

15 Dec 18
Brewed in Brooklyn

  Nothing says Christmas like New York City. From the blissful spirit along every corner to the bright towering buildings and architecture matched by our even bigger dreams Christmas without this city would not feel complete (at least for me.) I decided to do my video presentation on Christmas and holidays in New York City, […]

14 Dec 18
The Domain for Truth

I am reviewing this book for this weekend’s leisure reading review (because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!) which I also recommend if you are looking for a gift to purchase for someone who loves history.   Christian Di Spigna. Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s […]

14 Dec 18

Humanitys-Shortest-Sassmaster

ourbackpockets: Hi I’m reading a book on queer Boston history and I would like to share this passage describing hopelessly gay women in college, painfully relatable since 1873. . “Women’s colleges clearly encouraged close bonding. In an 1873 letter, a student described a ritu al called “smashing”: When a girl takes a shine to another, […]

14 Dec 18
marginalia books

I read a book in all twelve categories for the 2018 Back-to-the-Classics challenge. After making up for my late start in March, I paced myself by reading one book for the challenge each month and letting it set the tone for that month’s reading. In September I read: 10. Classic by and Author New to […]

14 Dec 18
Thrive Global

I spoke with Mallika Chopra to learn how she took these practices which she learned as a kid (she is the daughter of famed Deepak Chopra, after all), and disseminated them into the lives of her family. Now she’s making it easy for the rest of us to do so thanks to her latest book […]

14 Dec 18
The Importance of the Obvious

In the spirit of Giorgio Vasari’s great series of biographies, Le Vite (itself a tribute to Plutarch’s classic, Lives), we offer features to each of the portrait painters, sculptors, engravers, and cartoonists of the Coolidges (the President, First Lady, the Colonel [Cal’s father], and the Coolidge boys – John and Calvin Jr.) in the posts […]

13 Dec 18
Rosanne Bostonian's Wordpress Blog

  By now you know that I believe strange questions need to be answered, and I’m officially designated to voice the quandaries.  For instance, “Why is bird poop two-toned?”  This was researched and answered by one of my students and shared in a previous blog. Here is my next dilemma: “How do dental floss gadgets […]

13 Dec 18
Becoming Bostonian

I have always been intimidated by Madeleines. Firstly, because they’re French, and I feel like French Baking is superior to American Baking. Of course this is my just opinion, having never been to France but having attempted several French recipes that are much more complicated than American ones. What’s our claim to fame, Chocolate Chip […]

13 Dec 18
Jake From State farm

On December 16 we will dump British tea into the harbor. We will do it not as a crime but as an act of protest. They want to put taxes on our tea,well I say no. We will not pay taxes for our tea. It isn’t justified for us the tea consumers. On March 5th […]

13 Dec 18
Becoming Bostonian

Firstly, a little commentary on how this 25 Days of Cookies Challenge is going. Not every day has been successful. I have baked every day! But several days were less than impressive. So I’m not going to post every recipe on here, but rather the ones that I am definitely happy to make again and […]

13 Dec 18
London Graphic Novel Network

Die Hard Directed by John McTiernan … JOEL Barbican Comic Forum 00000000 / Kraken Brain Teeth “Yippee-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker!” It’s a great line. The rhythm of it. The sound. It’s almost sing-song nature. Quotable. Useful in most all social situations. And also it works as a pretty good summation of the appeal of Die Hard itself. […]