Monthly Archives: November 2014

Being Punk’d Regency Style

Being Punk’d Regency Style This is a repeat post, back by popular demand. I was asked by several to add it again because their friends did not believe them. Theodore Hook In mid August I shared this information on my … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a Sixty Year Old? A Fun Quiz…

I was listening recently to Emmy Rossum from Showtimes’s “Shameless.” She was talking about being older than the other members of the cast. Rossum is 28 and the next oldest “sibling” in the show’s dysfunctional family is 15. Rossum remarked … Continue reading

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John Ketch, Infamous Executioner

An infamous English executioner employed by King Charles II, John Ketch was an Irish immigrant who became famous through the way he performed his duties during the tumultuous 1680s. He was mentioned in the broadsheets of the time. Appointed in … Continue reading

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The Amazing Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

I found this most agreeable as Jefferson’s holds a place of reference on my family tree. Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of … Continue reading

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Celebrating with Jacki Delecki: A Well-Dressed Man of the Ages + an Excerpt from her Latest Release of “A Christmas Code,” + an Audiobook Giveaway

Through the Ages: The Well-Dressed Man Fun facts on men’s fashion over time from Jacki Delecki, author of the Code Breakers series: A Code of Love, A Christmas Code (now available) and Cantata of Love (Spring 2015). Delecki: Fashion and … Continue reading

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Writers Require Precision in Language Choices

Originally published on Savvy Authors on November 8, 2011 Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make … Continue reading

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Not Celebrating Birthdays with Jane Austen

November birthdays are very important in the Jeffers’ household: They include my mother, my son, and my grandson, and that is not counting extended family and friends. As I was out buying “How to Train Your Dragon” decorations and toys … Continue reading

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