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1. Marbled Paper Crafts
Marbled Paper Crafts
Marbled Paper is easy to make and absolutely lovely to look at. It was very common in the 19th century to have marbled paper as the endpapers of books. These days the endpapers usually tend to be either a photograph or are just left white. While I personally have never made marbled paper, I wou...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:08
2. Collectible Antique Maps
Collectible Antique Maps
As you may already know - I LOVE maps. I've said it before. I also love history and one reason why I love antique maps, is because they show exactly how people perceived their world in the past. Like other antiques, Antique maps can be used to decorate a home with an appreciating assets (if they ...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:15
3. David James Elliott Facts
David James Elliott Facts
David James Elliott's real name is actually David William Smith. He was born in Milton, Ontario, Canada in 1960. He is best known for playing the character of Commander Harmon Rabb Junior on the TV series JAG which ran from 1995 to 2005. David James Elliott has been married to actress Nanci Cham...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:34:01
4. Mosaics of the Ancient World
Mosaics of the Ancient World
Ancient mosaics can be found all over the Mediterrean from France and Italy, through Greece and Turkey to Jordan and Syria and also across Egypt and North Africa as well. This lens is an attempt to give a brief history of Roman and Byzantine mosaics, discuss how mosaics were made and show off som...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:05:36
5. Mysteries of the Languedoc
Mysteries of the Languedoc
Mais Oui, Mon Ami. Why yes my friends, the Languedoc is indeed a mysterious place, The Languedoc is full of history that goes back for 2000 years. It has ancient legends of treasures, of saints and royal bloodlines and no one knows for sure if these legends are true. So we are going to explore s...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:21:20
6. Mel and Kim
Mel and Kim
Mel and Kim Appleby, born to British and Jamaican parents, were noticed dancing in a nightclub in their native London and subsequently signed a recording contract with Supreme Records under the guidance of production team Stock Aitken Waterman. Mel and Kim's first release was "Showing Out (Get Fr...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:35
7. Medieval Books
Medieval Books
Which do you think is easier to carry around in your arms? An armful of scrolls - that have the tendency to fall out? Or a neat stack of books? You would probably go for the books, right? Well, so did the christians. This picture is an excellent example of a medieval book. It is in fact the Voy...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:04:37
8. Glycemic Index Diet vs. Paleo Diet
Glycemic Index Diet vs. Paleo Diet
I don't like the word Diet. It implies a severe restriction in the foods that we eat, and that is not good. Being restricted in what we can eat, makes us want that food so much more and we usually end up cheating on the diet and eating whatever foods we are not allowed to have. I prefer to use t...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:00
9. Richard Dean Anderson Facts
Richard Dean Anderson Facts
Few TV stars can claim being part of two highly successful TV series, but actor, Richard Dean Anderson is one of those few stars. One of my favorite TV actors, Anderson's television career has spanned over 30 years. Richard Dean Anderson first starred in the popular action series, MacGyver. Still...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:36
10. Trixie Belden Versus Nancy Drew
Trixie Belden Versus Nancy Drew
Everyone has heard of Nancy Drew, right? She is the young female literary detective who is best known in her most recent movie as portrayed by Emma Roberts (left - niece of Julia Roberts). But in this day and age, (21st century) most young people have never heard of Trixie Belden. Like Nancy, Tr...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:11:31
11. 39 Clues Adventure Books
39 Clues Adventure Books
The 39 Clues Adventure began on September 9, 2008 with the publishing of the first book - Maze of Bones. There are 10 books in the complete series detailing the race to find the clues. These books are published by Scholastic. They are aimed at children aged 8 to 12. In the process of looking for...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:08
12. Candle Clocks
Candle Clocks
Many years ago, there was a short lived but wonderful drama series on TV called Beauty and the Beast (1987 - 1990). It was about the love between Catherine (the beautiful lawyer who lived in a Manhattan highrise), and the Beast (a lion man named Vincent) who lived deep below the New York City Sub...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:53
13. The Magdalene Line Trilogy
The Magdalene Line Trilogy
Kathleen McGowan is a well known author. She is notable for her claim to be the descendant of Jesus of Nazareth and Mary Magdalene. Do you believe or do you think that it is possible that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene? There is absolutely no evidence to say they were NOT married. But then a...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:55
14. Zanzibar - Exotic Beauty and History
Zanzibar - Exotic Beauty and History
Zanzibar is a large tropical island - located just 6 degrees south of the equator - in the Indian Ocean. The main island of Unguja (aka Zanzibar) is some 20 miles wide and 60 miles long. Even the name of Zanzibar is exotic. Zanzibar has been linked to Spices and Pirates as well as to the Slave T...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:04
15. Pam Ayres Facts
Pam Ayres Facts
Way back in the 1980s, back in New Zealand, my parents purchased a book of poems and a record LP of an English entertainer named Pam Ayres. For some unknown reason, today she just popped into my brain. I havent heard or seen anything about her for many years. Certainly not since 1985. So I decid...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:11:21
16. The Ancient Library of Alexandria
The Ancient Library of Alexandria
Alexandria was one of the great meccas of the ancient world. It was built into a huge ancient city by Alexander the great and remained a central hub given its proximity to Europe (Rome and Greece), Africa and the Middle East. While Cairo is now the largest city in Egypt, Alexandria once stood as ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:15
17. Marco Polo Truth or Lies
Marco Polo Truth or Lies
I'm not going to go into details about what Marco saw or where he went - precisely because the book is so well known, even today in 2011. Anyone can read his book - there are links to the book on Gutenberg in the resources section. Marco Polo did not draw any maps and he used only the time take...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:32:18
18. Pirate William Dampier
Pirate William Dampier
When we think of pirates, we often think of dirty, unsavory fellows with no allegiance to anyone but their crew. However, during much of 1600s and 1700s, there were also state sanctioned pirates. Backed by a country to sack the ships of an enemy country. William Dampier is one of the most celebra...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:05:36
19. Gudrid the Far Traveller
Gudrid the Far Traveller
Her name was Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir. She was a daughter, a wife, a mother, a farmer, a pilgrim and a VIKING. She was born in Iceland (985 CE), married in Greenland, gave birth to her son in North America, went on a pilgrimage to Rome and died in her home country of Iceland (1050 CE) Her name ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:45
20. The Pioneer Woman Cooks
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
She is a top celebrity chef online, but you probably have never heard of her. She has been on TV Daytime talk shows where she talks about her life and cooks up a storm, but her name means nothing to you. Her story truly does start with Once Upon a Time there was a girl who fell in love with a cow...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:21:16
21. Famous Vulcans from Star Trek
Famous Vulcans from Star Trek
There have been 5 different Star Trek TV series and 11 Star Trek movies. This is a brief introduction to some of the more famous Vulcans. Spock is not covered as he has already been profiled on another lens. Names in this introduction include Saavik, Tuvok, T'Pol, Sarek, T'Pring, Sybok, Surak, T...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:35
22. Pierre Berton - Canadian Icon
Pierre Berton - Canadian Icon
I have made this lens for Rocket Moms University - Session 12 - Lesson 2 - Let's Get Niche My Niche Topic is - Books, Poetry & Writing Authors Non Fiction Authors. Pierre Berton's life is divided into 3 distinct periods for the most part. He was born in Whitehorse and raised in the former goldr...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:10:34
23. Greme Underground Churches
Greme Underground Churches
I first discovered Goreme while researching another lens about Historic Sites in Europe that I wanted to visit. As a result of my research, Goreme and the Cappadocia region of Turkey became one of the places in the world that I really wanted to visit. Goreme and it's underground churches contain...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:53:15
24. Carcassonne France
Carcassonne France
Carcassonne is divided into two cities. The magnificant old city called La Cite (the old fortified city with the walls and towers) and the new city called Ville Basse (the modern Lower City). Two bridges across the river Aude connect these two cities. The bridges are Pont Neuf (New bridge) and Po...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:32:19
25. The Chalet School Books
The Chalet School Books
During in the 1970s while I was living in the Solomon Islands, I was introduced to a series of books for girls that I absolutely fell in love with. The Chalet School Books. Written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. This is a large series of books about a boarding school that was started in Austria before...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:32:20
26. Hermes Trismegistus
Hermes Trismegistus
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus is one of the shortest ancient texts to survive to the modern age. That is to say - the tablet itself has not survived - but the text has. The text consists of just 13 lines. Since the first line mentions the Philosophers Stone, it has been assumed that ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:33
27. Da Vinci Inventions
Da Vinci Inventions
I used to own a copy of Leonardo's Notebooks a long time ago, but I foollshly gave it away when I moved to Canada. I have since bought another copy and simply marvel at his ingenuity. While I admire Da Vinci's paintings, they dont fill me with awe as the Leonardo Da Vinci inventions. I have alwa...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:10:34
28. Perpignan Roussillon
Perpignan Roussillon
Perpignan is an enjoyable city but is somewhat overshadowed by Barcelona. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Perpignan is home to beautiful castles and palaces as well as wonderful historic village houses and buildings. While actually in France, a good portion of Perpignan's population is of Span...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:34:01
29. Exploring the Nile River
Exploring the Nile River
The Nile River has been the centre of life in Egypt for the last 5000 years. The River was important because the Seasonal flooding of the Nile River every spring, brought down fertile soil from the mountains and that soil was deposited along the river banks. It is this fertile belt all along the...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:17
30. Carl Sagan Biography (1934 -1996)
Carl Sagan Biography (1934 -1996)
I discovered Carl Sagan back in 1980 when I was watching his TV series COSMOS. It was an absolutely wonderful series. I loved how he portrayed the history that was part of the series. This was also (as far as I am aware) the first mention I had ever heard of Hypatia, I learnt so much from that se...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:35
31. The Bury St Edmunds Cross
The Bury St Edmunds Cross
Also known as the Cloister Cross, this ivory altar cross was discovered by Thomas Hoving in 1962 while he was a curator of medieval art at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Hoving wrote a book about the discovery, his research into its history and his attempts to acquire the cross for the...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:06
32. Sam Neill Facts
Sam Neill Facts
The first time I ever saw Sam Neill was in the movie Omen 3 The Final Conflict as the adult Damien Thorne. In that movie he was darkly handsome and very sexy especially with those piercing blue eyes. Damien Thorne was the antichrist and this series of movies chronicled Damien's life from childho...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:55
33. Isaac Asimov, A Sci Fi Legend
Isaac Asimov, A Sci Fi Legend
Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992) Born in Russia Family immigrated to USA 1923 Raised in Brooklyn, New York City Lived in only 3 places - NYC, Boston, Philadephia Married twice and had 2 children Died in USA. That is the sum of Isaac Asimov's life in a nutshell. But in the space of 50 years (from age 2...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:37
34. Girl of the Limberlost
Girl of the Limberlost
This is Elnora Comstock, better know as the Girl of the Limberlost. I am planning to read several books written by Gene Stratton Porter - starting with her most famous book - A Girl of the Limberlost. This is the next book I am going to read. This lens is made for the Book Club Quest for Januar...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:08
35. Avignon Provence of France
Avignon Provence of France
In the year 2000, UNESCO declared the centre of Avignon (inside the old city walls) to be a World Heritage Site. This area includes the Palace of the Popes. A deadlocked conclave elected Clement V, a Frenchman, as Pope in 1305 CE after many months with no pope. Clement chose not to move to Rome, ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:04
36. Dirk Pitt by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt by Clive Cussler
I can't remember when I first met Dirk Pitt, but it would have been somewhere around 20 to 25 years ago. He would have to be my most favourite fictional character. Dirk Pitt is described as being a tall man (6 feet 3 inches at least) with wavy black hair and deep green opaline eyes. However the...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:35
37. Nellie McClung Facts
Nellie McClung Facts
Three months ago in January 2011, I was challenged in the Jenga Game to make a lens about Canadian women's history. So I created this lens about the Womens Suffragette movement focusing on Nellie McClung, one of its earliest and most vocal leaders. She and a group of women requested that women b...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:08
38. Top 11 places to visit in Alberta
Top 11 places to visit in Alberta
Alberta is my favorite Canadian province for its combination of beauty and interesting sites. There are tons of things to do in Albert, especially during a summer vacation. So I thought I would put together my Bucket List of the top 11 places to visit in Alberta. But first some basic facts about...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:20:31
39. Actress Elizabeth Olsen Facts
Actress Elizabeth Olsen Facts
Who is Elizabeth Olsen? Any relation to those famous twins - Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? YES - Elizabeth is the twins youngest sibling. I dont normally make Hollywood lenses on such young actors, but I think this young lady will go far. Elizabeth chose of her own accord to NOT become a child a...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:41:47
40. Milly Molly Mandy Books
Milly Molly Mandy Books
Does anyone remember reading Milly Molly Mandy Books when they were kids? Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s I remember reading Milly Molly Mandy books. This is the cover I remember most. This book is the first collection of Milly Molly Mandy stories and it was published in 1928 by Joyce Bris...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:32:19
41. How Canada got its name
How Canada got its name
There was a long drawn out battle between the French and the English for control of Canada. Technically the English got there first - since John Cabot did land on Newfoundland in 1497 and did claim the "new found land" for England. The French did not claim Canada until Jacques Cartier ventured ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:40
42. Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
Ever since I discovered that Goa - that small enclave on the west coast of India - was actually a Portugese colony, I have been fascinated by its exotic mix of Portugese and Indian culture. There are several other small portugese enclaves around the Indian ocean and elsewhere, as well as several...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:04
43. Ukrainian Pysanky Easter Eggs
Ukrainian Pysanky Easter Eggs
The first thing you have to know about me is that I am NOT Ukrainian. So I have absolutely no knowledge of, and no experience in painting these eggs. But when I recently spotted a beautiful photo of these gorgeous eggs in a magazine, I just had to learn more about them. The article also claimed ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:05:36
44. Diaries, Letters and Journals
Diaries, Letters and Journals
Epistolary books are books written in the format of Letters, Journal and Diary Entries, Emails, Newspaper Clippings and such like. They are not just straight prose (or straight storytelling) like most regular novels are. The most famous epistolary books using the Letters format are 84 Charing Cr...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:16:01
45. Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook
In 1588 (as we all should know) England had decisively won the battle against the Spanish Armada and rendered Spain powerless, thus allowing England to become the dominant power at sea over the next 3 centuries. Despite that loss however, the catholic church continued to send out Spanish ships l...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:29
46. Seven Cities of Cibola
Seven Cities of Cibola
Back in the early 1500's the Spanish conquistadors in Mexico heard some stories about there being seven cities up in New Spain (North America) that were made of gold. And that these cities were called the Seven Cities of Cibola. But first Coronado - the Governor of the province of New Galicia - h...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:05:36
47. Aosta, Italy
Aosta, Italy
Aosta? Where the heck is that? Aosta is a small autonomous region, usually under snow for most of the year. A person might call it a winter wonderland, full of history and castles. It sits there on the northern Italian border tucked away under the Swiss and French Alps - but on the Italian side o...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:40
48. Who is Nicholas Roerich
Who is Nicholas Roerich
Once upon a time, many years ago, while I was searching for new spiritual guidance to replace that which I had rejected, I came across a brief mention of a Russian man named Nicholas Roerich. He was said to be a writer, an artist, a scientist, a philosopher, and an explorer, As I read more abou...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:35:04
49. Things to do in Egypt
Things to do in Egypt
Try as you might - you cannot think of Egypt without thinking history. So much of Egypt is tied up in its history, that is virtually impossible to separate out the history from the tourism. Almost all of the tourism places in Egypt are of historical value and interest. This lens is an attempt to...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:32:18
50. Herodotus Father of History
Herodotus Father of History
Herodotus is known as the Father of History because he was the first of the classical writers to organise his writings into logical and subject order and also attempted to verify the veracity (or truth) of what he was writing. Despite that, Herodotus was also called the Father of Lies by the Rom...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:40
51. John and Sebastian Cabot
John and Sebastian Cabot
It is ironic that while Columbus is considered to be the official discoverer of America - he did not really discover America. He just discovered the islands of the Caribbean. No!! The REAL discoverer of the Americas (if you ignore the Vikings) were John Cabot and his son Sebastian in 1497 CE - s...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:34:06
52. The Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast. And NO before you even ask, this page has NOTHING to do with the Jurassic Park Movies. Well not really. Other than the fact this lens will involve dinosaur bones and other fossils. But that's it!! Those movies were about bringing dinosaurs back to life. This lens is about disc...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:34:03
53. Timbuktu Manuscripts
Timbuktu Manuscripts
In mid January 2013, France initiated a military invasion of Mali. Supposedly to suppress the Islamist Rebels gathering in the north and agitating to start their own state. In the meantime, the fate of the many ancient Manuscripts located in Timbuktu are hanging in the balance. Stories were issu...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:05:36
54. Canal Du Midi
Canal Du Midi
The Canal des Deux Mers (Two Seas Canal) has been used to describe two different but similar things since the 1660s. In some cases, it is used interchangeably with the Canal du Midi. In others, it describes the path or route that stretches from Atlantic to the Mediterranean, of which the Canal du...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:04:56

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