For some reason, it was always a dream of mine to live abroad, to check out a foreign place in depth. To eat the food, meet the people, and maybe even learn the language.

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I think Europe was always on my mind. Maybe a place where a language I had…

Once there was a woman from central England named Elizabeth Wheeler. She was born around 1805, and in a strange way she became my great grandmother. Well, great great grandmother.

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Until a short time ago, no one in our family knew about her, and yet she was one of those…

Looking back on the blog of space scientist Dr John S. Lewis, well-known for his study of asteroids, I find this article:

Yesterday, 14 November 2018, the discovery of a possible large new impact crater on Earth was publicly announced. The crater, on the northwest coast of Greenland, was revealed…

To say that The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt, took us by surprise is not catching the power of it. We found it on Audible when we were looking for a TV-alternative one evening, and had no idea … .

Non-fiction, historical, inspiring, culturally important, beautifully read, meaningful…

The Swerve is…

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Some people are just way ahead of their time. Leonardo drew plans of helicopters and submarines in 1515; Konstantin Tsiolkovskii wrote of exploiting asteroid resources in 1904. Now another visionary, Elon Musk, has proposed a supersonic train operating inside an evacuated tunnel, serving the San Francisco-Los Angeles corridor. This technically…

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Maggie, desperately lonely after losing both her husband and infant son, married again. Badly. Her new husband Frank was so controlling for so long that when he eventually died, she continued to do things his way.

And his ways had never been her ways.

The tiny bit of impulsiveness left…

Peg Lewis

Linguist, author, scientist, great grandmother, traveler.

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