Monthly Archives: September 2010

For the Love of Libraries: New England Historic and Genealogical Library

Today’s post is written by Melinda Marsden. A wonderful tour guide of Civil War sites and my aunt by marriage, she is also an alumna of Bucknell University’s Education program and has an MBA from Frostburg State University. She is … Continue reading

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For the Love of Libraries: Mackinaw Area Public Library

Today’s submission is from Susan Porter, a freelance writer, poet, and prolific twitterer. You can find examples of her writing and more information at or find her on Twitter @susellwrites. This post is an installment in my For Love of … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Cordes Sur Ciel

We were desperately out of gas and we were not speaking. The Cap’n and I had been angry and tense ever since our last attempt to stop for gas a while back. The Cap’n, who is fluent in French, had pulled … Continue reading

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O (it’s just) Canada

I have a new friend–a wickedly smart Canadian with a sharp sense of humor. The other night, over drinks, I told her how much I’ve loved every visit I’ve ever made to Canada, how much more I still need to … Continue reading

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For the Love of Libraries: Portsmouth Virginia Library

Today’s submission is from Rachel Tayse, who writes about food education, urban homesteading, and natural living at Hounds in the Kitchen. You may have been introduced to her earlier when I raved about her menu plan for her back-country canoe … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Peyrepertuse

The ruins of Peyrepertuse include a castle and fortress in the French Pyrenees, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The “Cathar castles” such as Carcassone, Queribus, Peyrepertuse, and a dozen or so others were a collection of fortifications and castles used as a … Continue reading

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For the Love of Libraries

Friends, this is a travel blog, but I need to interrupt our regularly scheduled dreaming/planning/opining/listing/reminiscing for some politicking. I promise it won’t last long. The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has a levy on the ballot this November–specifically, Issue 4. Without … Continue reading

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