Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rudyard Kipling

  It’s the birthday of short-story writer, poet, and novelist (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India (1865). His father was a British artist who got an appointment to run an art school in Bombay, but after a series … Continue reading

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A Message From Amber

A message from Amber Croft – The Cat of Nine Tales   *  2015  * Bring it on!

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The Beginning of Winter – 3

Appearance of Amaterasu – Japan Sun Goddess In the Northern Hemisphere, today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the longest night. It’s officially the first day of winter and one of the oldest-known holidays in … Continue reading

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Wishing you a very . . .

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Amber’s Swedish History – Chapter 11

  I’ve been so distracted lately. Having a dog in the house does not make it easy. Hmm . . . where was I? Oh yes, 1587 with Sigismund the sluggish. He was King of Sweden and Poland, but there … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 16

Verbal abuse These verbs I know will someday be of use these tenses do so stress I must confess but will endure these eight more days I didn’t know were still to go I never seem to know what’s coming … Continue reading

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Free Concert

Postcard From San Francisco – 1968 FREE CONCERT Sunday in the park September – San Francisco Band Shell orchestra Beneath the last of warming suns Conductor taps his wand Preparing for the anthem Some now stand But others are too … Continue reading

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Dog Daze – 5

I’m trying to make friends with Amber and she’s seems open to the idea. We were discussing our trips to the vet yesterday, and my grandparents rat hunting skills. She’s been trying to help me understand Swedish politics. I wrote … Continue reading

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Ellie – 3 Dog Daze

I’m not a paranoid hound. I never have been, but last night I was reading an article about Swedish politics in the newspaper. Swedish politics is difficult to understand, but seems very similar to American politics . . .  which … Continue reading

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Surin Thailand. Elephants round up festival, On 17-18 November 2014

Originally posted on Bancha Kimavaha ( hooksamui):
Every year, at the 3rd weekend in November in a city called Surin an Elephant round up takes place. You read right, an Elephant round up. Hundreds of Elephants from Surin and neighboring villages…

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