Gems and Rocks 2: Beads

Now that we know the difference between gems and stone it is fair to say that most beads we buy from a store are mostly likely stone or manmade.  How do we know?  There are a couple of things we can use to know the difference between real and manmade. Price:  Let’s face it, you are not getting a stand…

Coffee

coffee

Every morning starts with coffee. Or should it be said that no morning starts unless there is coffee.  Many of us are unable to function without the jumpstart caffeine gives us. In fact, caffeine is the number one sold legal drug in the world. Whether you drink coffee, soda, tea or energy drinks chances are you play a part in the 120000 tons of caffeine consumed each year….

Ivanhoe’s Black Balls

The Ivanhoe reservoir in In Los Angeles is actually a part of the Silver Lake reservoirs.  The Ivanhoe reservoir is separated from Silver Lake by a spillway. The lower lake was named after the 1906 Water Board Commissioner at the time, Herman Silver, and the upper bay was named after the Sir Walter Scott Novel, Ivan hoe.  Both of the…

Olympic Sports That Have Faded Away.

I have been watching the the 2016 Summer Olympics.  I have enjoyed them immensely , but eventually at some point my honey and I start to discuss events or rules. Then , because I am me, I have to look it up.  Its a weird little exercise. We were enjoying watching the sport before the discussion and  enjoyed them after.  I…

Annie and the End of the World 3

Annie and the end of the world

Annie heard screaming. It was her voice.  She was sitting on the floor screaming.  Strong arms were holding her, a man’s voice murmuring something. Annie thought how nice it was to be held in arms that made you feel safe.  Safe. What a minute, Annie jump up breaking the connection she had felt with the arms. “What are you trying…