On March 28, 1774, Britain passed Coercive Act against Massachusetts, but the Americans in Boston didn’t feel its effects until June 1 of the same year when the act was activated. Wouldn’t you have loved to be a fly on the wall of Boston patriots when they discovered that Parliament intended to make Bostonians pay for their insubordination at the Boston Tea Party? In Chapter 4 of Soldiers Don’t Cry, Elizabeth Thorton (our heroine) and Peter Mayford (her brother-in-law and Boston merchant) have just learned that the Coercive Act has gone into effect and the Port of Boston has closed. To Read excerpt, follow this link
The other day a friend of mine was talking about writers and procrastination. I am usually not one to procrastinate, but lately I have been procrastinating about things that I normally am very proactive and keeping done. I realized that the reason was that I would soon be finishing something that I have loved working on and hate to move on. Just the idea that change is in the air is causing me to procrastinate!
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Since before the beginning of the year as you know, I have been working on a number of articles on Hubpages on the subject of gardening. In the process, I have been rewriting the information and adding additional topics in creating my book Simply Vegetable Gardening different from and more informative than anything that I have online. You may wonder why I think. . . Click here to Read the remainder of the post.
Yesterday was the official first day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere at precisely 12:57 pm EDT . Did you know that for a few minutes around that moment, you can stand an egg on end? A few years ago a friend of mine and I tried it and sure enough it worked!
Of course, I can’t prove it to you today, yesterday was the vernal equinox, but check it out next year!
Most of the United States has experienced the hardest winter in decades and all of us are happy to see that date on the calendar. Many of us have looked at the. . .
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There is no limitation to the mind except those we acknowledge, both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”- Napoleon Hill
Can you believe that we are almost already a quarter of the way through 2014? Are you on track for reaching your annual goals? I am a member of a Mastermind group and Monday afternoon, the leader of the group was instructing us on how to achieve our biggest goal for the year, and the information was so significant, that I knew I had to share it.
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Saint Patrick was the Christian missionary Bishop sent to Ireland around 450 AD. He was known as the “Apostle of Ireland” and became the patron saint of Ireland along with Saints Brigit and Columba.
At about 16 years old, he was taken from his home in England and taken as a slave to Ireland where he lived for six years. He then. . . Click This Link to Read Remainder of Post
Wednesday evening I went to the Library Station here in Springfield, Missouri to support Laura McHugh’s success with her debut book: The Weight of Blood. Laura and The Weight of Blood have had rave reviews in literary circles here in the United States.
The Weight of Blood debuted on March 11 of this year and already has 3000 reviews on Goodreads, and 28 reviews on Amazon. Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly says about her book:
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When you were in school, how many African Americans do you remember from the history books? I can remember a very few. Off the top of my head, I can think of Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas, George Washington Carver, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
That’s about all I can remember. What would you say if I told you that Chicago was founded by a very enterprising African American?
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“If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, Life begins. Great things always begin on the inside.”
Several years ago, we started raising chickens by setting up two incubators in the spare bedroom and hatching eggs. The incubators were the manual type in which we had to simple thermostats and egg racks, but I had to manually maintain proper humidity and turn the eggs by hand four times per day for the entire 21 days. During those 21 days. . . Click here to Continue reading Post
In chapter 14 of my novel Soldier’s Don’t Cry is a scene of the oration on the 5th anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1775. The heroine and patriot spy Elizabeth Thorton is in the balcony when this event unfolds. Elizabeth’s love interest British Army officer, Captain Phillip Randolph, is sitting in the front row with the other British Army officers. Some of you can probably relate as you recall the mayhem at some of the reunions that you have attended. Here is a ling to the rest of the post and that scene in chapter 14 of Soldiers Don't Cry.
Cygnet Brown is the Author of The Locket Saga. The current five volumes Include: