Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Kilt Stands Alone

While attending a party, festival, fair, sporting event, or performing arts event, you may have occasionally spotted a man wearing a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear.  The bottom half of his attire may consist of a plaid or … Continue reading

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High Flying Adored

Back in historical periods, such as the Renaissance or Elizabethan eras, the social class you would kill to be a part of was the nobility.  As a member of this social class, you were in the cream of the crop, … Continue reading

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Sir Francis: Friend or Foe?

When it comes to great explorers, it is arguably true that Christopher Columbus gets the prize.  When it comes to great men on the sea, one of the famous pirate captain’s will most likely claim the trophy there.  But when … Continue reading

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A Force Too Strong To Fight

Long ago in a galaxy far away, a man went deep into his imagination and returned with a powerful force.  It should be no guessing game that the man being referred to here is George Lucas and the force he … Continue reading

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The True Brave Heart

When you hear the name William Wallace, it is a safe assumption to say that the image that comes to your mind is Mel Gibson all Scots up in the Academy Award winning film, Braveheart.  In addition to this movie, … Continue reading

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The Victorian Era: An Explosion of Change

On June 20, 1837, a beautiful woman took the throne of Britain and forever changed the course of history and culture.  Known as the longest reigning British monarch and the longest reigning female monarch with a rule of 63 years … Continue reading

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Two Worlds, One Style

What do you get when you put science fiction, history, horror, fantasy, adventure, and fun together?  The answer: you get an extremely imaginative literary genre and an aesthetically innovative style, known as “steampunk” The term “steampunk” dates back to the … Continue reading

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Ahoy! Woman on Deck!

When it comes to infamous pairs, there is Bonnie and Clyde, Robin Hood and Little John, and then there is Mary Read and Anne Bonny, who could be described as the outlaws of the sea.  These women were known as … Continue reading

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A Tight Squeeze

In considering women’s clothing styles in history, one of the most noticeable observations is how poised and proper period styles make them look and how their wardrobe tends to bring out their beauty clearly.  One of the biggest contributing factors … Continue reading

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