A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park is set in the Koryo era of Korean history, from which modern Korea derives its name. This blog post offers some explanation of the cultural and geographical setting of the story. Koryo is often spelled as Goryeo due to the Portugese romanization of the Korean alphabet although the Koryo spelling is more indicative of the actual pronunciation in English.
I-Reid traveled to Shanghai in 2016. Some of the photos and information are included in the free Shanghai A to Z presentation.
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I’m back . . . as there have been a severe lack riddles on this blog. I have to keep readers on their toes. I have a literary based riddle for you to solve. The answer is the name of a certain book. Continue reading
The early American farm horse helped build the country, as described in the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Wilders were successful and relatively wealthy farmers. Their barns (yes, more than one) are described in detail and they owned a herd of horses. The purebred Morgans also brought in quite a lot of money each year when Pa Wilder sold matched pairs of horses to New York City horse buyers. The Ingalls in contrast felt lucky to have even a single team of horses instead of oxen. The Ingalls horses, Sam and David, were not described by breed or even appearance, but they were just as important to the Ingalls as the purebred Morgans were to the Wilders. Sam and David were likely mixed breed horses which did not make them any less useful or less of a farm horse.
In simple terms, the frozen glass bottle, dime, and hot water on it all try to achieve the ambient temperature of the room (i.e. the whole and neutral state). This causes a physical reaction of the dime dancing as the cooler air from the frozen bottle clashes with the warmer air from the water. Metal works well in this experiment because it heats and cools quickly. Continue reading
Dear Reader, I cannot recommend taking a first aid and CPR course enough. You never know what life will throw at you, but if you are trained, you are more prepared. This is especially important if you are an outdoors family who may be some distance away from a Trauma 1 medical facility. Please don’t forget creating first aid kits too. Continue reading
Your author, I. Reid, has traveled extensively. Travel can be a rewarding experience, as long as one expects reality not perfection Continue reading
For many creatures, the home going where they go is part of their routine daily life. They take their house everywhere they go, retreat into it during times of trouble, and only are free of it when either they outgrow their current house or they leave the mortal coil of this world.