Friday, October 21, 2016


photo by Rachael Towne

Built in 1853 for socialite Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones in Rhinebeck, New York, Wyndclyffe Castle sold this month for a mere $120,000.  Most interesting fact is the currently rundown and deserted estate gave "birth to the idiom 'Keeping up with the Joneses,'" when first built.    I guess Joneses come, and Joneses go.    news

Principle in the type:  "Comparison is the thief of joy."   Theodore Roosevelt 

Monday, October 17, 2016


photo by Adam Jones

First opened 26 years ago, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library "was dismissed by many historians as more of a whitewash than a faithful retelling," of the Nixon presidency years.  Recently redesigned, reworked, and reopened, the Library has been lauded now as a far better and more honest representation of the Nixon story.  (Oh, silly Watergate.   It was a simpler time in Presidential warfare.  You should see us now!)     news        

Principle in the type:  "O, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive!"   Sir Walter Scott

Friday, October 14, 2016


photo by Nick Sieger

Ladies.  It's what's inside that matters?  Where does one find happiness?  What's the secret to not obsessing with beauty?  Boy those are tough ones.  Queen B explores:


Principle in the type:  ". . . contribution of women is often underappreciated.  I wish to express gratitude for the influence of good women, identify some of the philosophies and trends that threaten women’s strength and standing, and voice a plea to women to cultivate the . . .  power within them."    D. Todd Christofferson

                                                                                                     Happy Weekend, Ya'll!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


photo by David Shankbone

Tracy Morgan told Complex magazine he talked to God, and God talked to him, after his 2014 accident, where he nearly lost his life.  "You're never going to be normal after you go through something like that," said Morgan.  He is back to work now, healthy, up and at it.  And talking to God?  Never a bad idea.    story 

Principle in the type:  "He who created and knows the stars knows you and your name."     Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, October 10, 2016


photo by Bethany King

In a revolutionary surgery, a woman born without a uterus, received her mother's womb and bore a son.  Emelie Ericksson "was told she would never be able to have children."  But amazingly did, and from the same womb that gave her life!   "It's like science fiction. . . . in the future," but "it's about me," says Eriksson.      story

Principle in the type:  "May the laughter of children gladden our hearts.  May the faith of children soothe our souls.  May the love of children prompt our deeds."   Thomas S. Monson