June 29, 2015

Duodecim Scripta

Does Duodecim Scripta sound like Greek to you? Well actually it’s Latin for “twelve (lines) written down”. The game of Duodecim Scripta was all the rage in the Roman Empire; in fact, Emperor Nero was an ardent player. Now this ancient two player game is transformed for 21st century play. Click here to print out a game board. The game board pictured is just one of many different variations of Duodecim[...]
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June 22, 2015

Author, Author!

Remember the joy of summer vacation time? Left behind was another year of school routine and homework; the only thing that mattered was the long, lazy summer ahead. Phew! Life was good. One of my favorite things to do over the summer break was read. In my world, a good book was like an old friend. As I read, the story unfolded like a movie in my imagination. I got to know the characters and felt[...]
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June 15, 2015

Matador Madness

In the Spanish bull fighting ring, the Matador is center stage. He comes dressed in what is referred to as a “suit of lights”, a jacket adorned in reflective sequins and threads of gold, white shirt, black tie, sash tied at the waist, close-fitting pants, knee high stockings and a special two cornered hat. The Matador greets the bull in the arena with progression of maneuvers using a large[...]
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June 8, 2015

From Pharaoh’s House to Yours

Imagine living the life of royalty in the House of Pharaoh. Residing in a palace surrounded by opulence and servants catering to every need doesn’t sound too bad – really, what’s not to like? Leading a life of leisure entails a plethora of options for entertainment including hosting large banquets where the venue is fine food, music and dancing, attending sporting events like boxing, wrestling[...]
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June 1, 2015

Pint of Bitter and a Game of Chance

You push open the door and step inside the local Lucky Cat Pub. Your face is familiar and a rotund barmaid shouts out, “What can I get you, love?” You respond, “Pint of Bitter, Gracie!” The Lucky Cat has been a favorite hangout for years and you’ve made a regular habit out of enjoying something that wets your whistle while kibitzing with your cronies. Your buddy George, who has been known to knock[...]
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