Judith Williams

16 Dec 18
My Greene and Shackford Family History

Amariah Bemis, my fourth great grandfather was born November 21, 1785 in Paxton, Massachusetts, the son of Abijah and Mary (Pike) Bemis.  He married Sally Shumway, the daughter of Ebenezer and Comfort (White) Shumway on June 25, 1809 in Oxford, Massachusetts. Amariah lived in Strafford, Connecticut, Wilbraham Massachusetts where he worked as a farmer, with […]

15 Dec 18
Will New Zealand Be Right?

Parliament finished for the year on Thursday. As the Members of Parliament go to their breaks and recharge for the 2019 year, here is the report for the Government and Opposition. THE GOVERNMENT The Government front bench will be a disappointment to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. So many Ministers of the Crown other than herself, […]

15 Dec 18
EcoPsychology NOW!

“Last night’s amazing aurora show over Senja, Norway, was nothing short of magical,” reports photographer Adrien Mauduit on Nov. 11th, 2018. “During one outburst of lights, this image appeared. Huge colorful pillars took the shape of a fiery bird.” With every bone of my earth-bound body, I am convinced that we are now at perhaps […]

15 Dec 18
Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

15 Dec 18
NYCity 1-2-3 : What's Happening / Manhattan's WestSide

Today’s Elite 8 NYC Events > SATURDAY/ DECEMBER 15, 2018 “We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as 1-2-3. For future NYC Events, check the tab above:  “NYC Events-December” It’s the most comprehensive list of top events […]

15 Dec 18
Travel and Tour World

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced today the appointment of Judith Batty and John Braun to its Board of Directors. Batty is an appointee of the Mayor of the District of Columbia, and Braun is an appointee of the Governor of Virginia. Board Director Joslyn N. Williams, also representing the District of Columbia, was re-appointed […]

15 Dec 18
The Tudor Travel Guide

Do you simply love William Shakespeare? Are you crazy for The Bard? If so, England represents the pinnacle of Shakespeare country. It is the place you want to see when you hope to walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest playwright. Once you finally make that trip over to the holy land of bard lovers, […]

15 Dec 18
QuocTin

No. Name of The Book Author Category 1 Inside Apple, How America’s Most Admired Adam Lashinsky Business & Investing 2 One Simple Idea Stephen Key Business & Investing 3 The Goal, The Process of Ongoing Improvement Eliyahu M. Goldratt Business & Investing 4 One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com Richard L. Brandt […]

15 Dec 18
QuocTin

No. Name of The Book Author Category 1 The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Don Miguel Ruiz Self-Help 2 Imagine: How Creativity Works Jonah Lehrer Self-Help 3 The Gift, Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde Self-Help 4 The Mastery Of Love A Practical Guide to the Art of […]

15 Dec 18
Judith Thomson

  (Repeated from last December by popular request (well, two people requested it!) It is a pretty well-known fact that Oliver Cromwell cancelled Christmas! It was business as usual, and anyone appearing to treat the day as a holiday was punished harshly. But in 1660, after seven austere years under the Puritans, England had a […]

15 Dec 18
Nachrichten Welt

Eine HEARTLESS-Frau, die ihren Ehemann und seine Familie aus £ 250.000 mit einem Lügner wegen Gehirnkrebs im Endstadium verurteilt hat, wurde heute inhaftiert. Die 36-jährige Jasmin Mistry gab das Geld für Luxushandtaschen aus, nachdem sie die betroffenen Liebenden davon überzeugt hatte, dass sie es für eine Spezialbehandlung in den USA brauchte. Jasmin Mistry, 36, hat […]

15 Dec 18
Her Grace's Library

Read Harder 2019 is here! Thanks to the awesome Rachel Manwill of Book Riot, we get another year of excellent reading tasks to challenge our reading comfort zones.  I like to try to decide ahead of time what to read for the Read Harder tasks. I almost always change my mind as the year goes on, […]

15 Dec 18
"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

(1) John Jackson Lewis, (2) Edith May (Lewis) Rider, (3) Marian Faith (Rider) Irwin, (4) Marian Dunlop (Irwin) Guion, (5) Judith Anne Guion. The following are transcriptions of John Jackson Lewis’s diary and journal of his voyage to California in 1851. He was travelling  from New York to visit his older brother William in San […]

15 Dec 18
The Mercury News
SAN JOSE — Mercury News Wish Book readers are responding generously to the annual entreaty to help their neighbors in need whose stories are being told in our news sections and online this holiday season. Through Dec. 10, readers have sent in $136,000 so far to Wish Book, which is in its 36th year of inspiring community giving. All of the money raised goes to the programs and families identified by Bay Area nonprofits, with The Mercury News covering all administrative costs of the program. You still have the opportunity to help make life better for people whose stories have been told and to support the programs that aid them. The Wish Book articles will continue in our news sections through Dec. 31, but donations are accepted year-round. All of the stories and details about how to donate can be found online at wishbook.mercurynews.com. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Following is a partial list of Wish Book donors whose generosity we’d like to publicly acknowledge. Wish Book would also like to thank the many donors who wish to remain anonymous but whose gifts will help make a difference for so many people. A Ed Abad Carmen Ackmann Candice Akizuki Lane Albanese Donna Alongi Elaine Alquist Patricia C. Alves in honor of Joe Alves, Bill & Ken George Marianne Ambrosini Mary Artibee in honor of Sarah-Ann & Brian Badenoch B Carol Bacchetti Char Balanesi Barbara Balvanz in honor of Maureen Burt Cipriano Bareng Lorraine Bargagliotti J. Bartholet Fred Becker Tim Bekkedahl Deborah Best in honor of Chris Oreglia Shirley Blake in honor of CA wildfire homeless Frank Boitano Susan Bowers Bonnie Breda in honor of Lindy Jost Laura Brickman in honor of David A. Giblin – 508 Paratrooper Mary A. Bridgeman in honor of Mark Perusina Deborah Brown in honor of Connie Evans Lisa Buckingham Bob Burns in honor of Betty Ozawa Sherry Burns C Janice Cardona in honor of Renee Ortiz Celia Carrasco Marie Chan in honor of Edith Poon Theodora Chan in honor of Bunny Chang Edmund Chu in honor of Lillie & Alfred Kam Ronald Clazie Margaret Clear in honor of Elisa, Holden, Natalia & Dean Mark Costantini Craig Creer Connie Cunningham Patricia Curia in honor of Preservation Action Council of San Jose D Karl Danz Kathleen Daudistel Linda Davidge James Davidson Scott Dawkins Debbie Dean in honor of Onnolee and George Larson Allen Deguchi Naishadh Desai in honor of Mrs. Maxine Desai E Edward Elizondo Suzanne ElNaggar Anna S. Enfantino Maria Etheredge Judith A. Etherington Karen Eustis F Mark Farabaugh Stan Farkas Nancy Flanders Kathleen Fota Mike Frankel Mary Fujihara G Eve Gantley in honor of Gina, Amanda, Roman, Carmin Judy Gergurich in memory of my Mom, Shigeko Najima Lois Gragnola Jason Green Barbara Guard in honor of Fred Guard H Juliane Han Wes Harrison in honor of all women with mastectomy Amanda Hashfield Georgiana Hays Peggy Heiman Paul Henneke in honor of Victoria and Florentino Carreno Evan Hennessey Marie Hensley in honor of Marie Hensley Neal Herman Robert Hilton Alice Ho Van Hoang in honor of Tolan Ann Tran Kenny Hom Bonnie Home in honor of Holly Hayes I Joan Iorizzo in honor of In Memmory of Carlo Iorizzo Glen Ireland J Cynie Jackson in honor of Onie and Hank Schriefer Rose Jang Jacob Jensen Karen Johnson Jagdish Jois Dale Jones Ella Jones in honor of Grace Ann Goerzed K Kathleen Karmendy Barbara Kaufman in honor of Kevelyn Duarte Lana Kawakami David Keefer Lisa Kennedy Steve Kessler Judith Kinker in honor of Ellen, Eric, Jean Ring Howard Kitagawa Barbara Klyszeiko Joanne Kobori in honor of George Kobori Cynthia Kollerer Judith Kramer Bonnie Kraynick William Kunkel Gary Kushner L Leslie Lance in honor of Darshan Shah Corina Lanfranco Malle Lantz Bill LeBlanc Lynn Lehmann Christopher Lierle in honor of Kathy Lierle & Terry Galanoy Simon Linder Judy Livengood Mario Lowe Michal Lubin M Patricia Magolske in honor of Joseph F. Aquino and Raymundo F. Aquino Sharon Mahoney Uma Mantravadi Ernest G. March Peter Martineau Rita Mausler in honor of Colin Mausler Lin McGrath Jojy Michael Theresa Mintz Barry Mirkin Kathleen Moe Pamela Montgomery Myrna Moore Susan Moore N Sharon Nakagawa in honor of Tom and Mae Nakagawa Glendale M. Nakamatsu Richard Nedved Hang Ngo Andy Nunez in honor of young adults of Morgan Hill, CA O Julian Ong P Jaclyn Pasch in honor of Teresita Nava Carlo Pedron in honor of Francis & Susie Coghlan Ed Perry Phi Pham Warren Pierce Carol Pliner in honor of AchieveKids Richard Primont Thomas Prossima Q Lili Quiroz R James Reber in honor of Debbie Webster Donald Richardson Linda Roatch Michael Robbins in honor of Jen Collazo Stephen Robie Rocklin Family Jetty Rodriguez in honor of my little buddy Bandit Carrie Rose Becka Ross Larry Rugani Sharon Ryan S Charlotte Salomon Jamie Scalero Ellen Schwartz Maria Scott Lyle Sechrest Marialis Seehorn Jeanette Seiji Takashi Shiozaki Suman Shiralkar Pete Silva in honor of Marilyn Silva Gene Simon Ruth Sitton Robert E. Slye Myron G. Smith George Sousa in honor of Lisa Sousa Virginia Spencer Dan Stephens in honor of Frances Stephens Dan Stofle Lee Stone Cindy Sue Aileen Suplito in honor of Teresita Nava Jean Sutherland John Swartley Kirk Swedenborg T Elin Thomas in honor of Harriet Despeaux Geraldine Thompson Michael W. Thompson Rob Tibshirani Rebecca TotonQuinn Doris Tougas Brendon Towle Rosemarie Trillo in honor of Larry Trillo Tats Tsunekawa Judith Turner V Ingrid Voss Dell A. Vossbrinck W John W. Wasserburger in honor of Ethan Garcia Flynn Ken Weber Mark Weiner Linda Weinstein Jack Wiedlin in honor of Steve Wiedlin Richard Williams Robin Williams Caroline Wood in honor of Daniel Brown Y Amy Yeckel Edward Yu in honor of Katherine Tatley for her great work THE WISH BOOK SERIES The Wish Book is an annual series of The Mercury News that invites readers to help their neighbors. HOW TO GIVE Donate at wishbook.mercurynews.com or mail in the coupon. ONLINE EXTRA Read other Wish Book stories, view photos and video at wishbook.mercurynews.com.