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Ramón Emilio Mejía del Castillo, (Se desconoce lugar y fecha de Nacimiento) Pichirilo quien se exilió durante la dictadura y formó parte de la abortada expedición de Cayo Confites donde conoció a Fidel Castro. Luego conduciría, como experimentado marinero, el yate Granmma desde México hasta Cuba en diciembre de 1956.... Continue »
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Nació en (Padre Las Casas, 13 de abril de 1947 – murió en Santo Domingo, 12 de enero de 1972) fue un revolucionario dominicano, seguidor del coronel Francisco Alberto Caamaño, y uno de los líderes de la Guerra de abril de 1965 en la República Dominicana. Amaury era un joven... Continue »
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I've been working on our guest bathroom this past month. One of the suggestions Laura had for making a bathroom look more luxe is to get an extra long shower curtain that goes all the way to the floor. It was one of those things I never even thought about, but it made total sense! So for this DIY, we added macrame trim to a simple/boring curtain that was the... Continue »
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A confession: I lived in the same house in the western Catskills for 15 years, and I never went up into the attic. I wasn’t afraid that my lovely spouse had a secret wife hidden away up there, and it wasn’t because I wasn’t tempted to explore—I watch Antiques Roadshow, and I know that some guy bought a painting at a flea market a few years ago, and he found an original printing of the Declaration of Independence taped to its back. He’s a millionaire now. I could be set for life if only I’d had the guts to go up to the attic (ok, probably not, but you never know). It was the bats. I don’t know for sure that there were any bats living in our attic, but our neighbors had bats in their attic. And once, when the 200-year-old ceiling in one of our closets collapsed, we had a couple of bats in the house. They likely came from above the ceiling, I’m thinking, which is another way of saying they came from the attic. Yes, I know that bats and eat upwards of 1000 mosquitoes an hour. I know that they pollinate and distribute seeds similarly to bees and birds. I know that some of you will probably say that they’re more afraid of me than I am of them (but how do you know, really, how afraid an afraid bat is?). I also know that they’re really truly creepy, and I hope never again to wake up and spot a bat’s soft bulging belly right above my face. So, no attics. I’m afraid of a few other places, mostly high up places, places even higher up than attics. Those big Ferris wheels that cities like Niagara Falls promote to tourists, the London Eye, balconies at the tops of lighthouses—I’m afraid of them. But I ride or climb up because my desire to see all that can be seen exceeds my terror. I usually convince myself that I’m camouflaging my panic effectively, but the last time I walked down the open spiral staircase of a lighthouse, a woman on her way up stepped side and said to her companions, “I think we better get out of her way.” So, I’m phobic and it shows. What is fear, I usually think, but something to be pushed through? In January, 2015, I spent a few weeks in India, visiting sites sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains. In the village of Pushkar, my companions and I had reserved a “sunset camel ride”—it didn’t involve any interfaith dialogue, the purpose of the trip, but it certainly involved some interspecies dialogue. I’d been imagining myself atop a camel for months. Up close, camels are bigger than you’d think. They kneel down, and you climb up upon a saddle, and then they rise, front legs first. You feel like you’re going to tumble right off the back. Then they raise their hind legs, and that feels slightly more stable, but their pace... Continue »
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Greetings from Fabula Nebulae! Fabula Nebulae is a small, family collaboration in beautiful mid-coast Maine. Our all natural skin care products for body, baby, and bath are made by hand in small batches. We chose our ingredients carefully and deliberately,... Continue »
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You can put me down as a "bookworm" all year round, but I especially love cuddling up with a good read once the weather turns chilly—bonus points if there are freshly baked goods involved. :) So I thought it would be fun to put tougher a list of books I'm currently reading, just finished, or that are on my list to get to sometime soon (fingers crossed) in case you... Continue »
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It's almost a new season and what better way to kick it off by letting us know what you'd love to see added to Typepad! Is there something that would make composing posts easier? Maybe... Continue »
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If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (both under "gummergal"), then you've probably seen both me moaning about having to spend most of the summer apart from my musician husband, Todd, as well as the happy joys of getting to visit him out on tour. His band MUTEMATH opened for Twenty One Pilots on their summer arena tour, and while that's such an exciting opportunity for them, I was... Continue »