July 31, 2017

Down on the Farm Blackjack

Put the tractor in the barn and the garden tools in the shed. It’s Saturday night and it’s time for some down home FUN! The crack of dawn comes early, so let’s make hay while the sun shines and get this card party started! Farmer Jack has invited everyone on the farm to join in the fun. Molly the cow, Gilly the goat, Baconette the pig, Bleat the sheep, Rocky the rooster and an entire flock[...]
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July 24, 2017

That Fool’s got Gold!

Dry Gulch Mine near Vulture City had been abandoned for years until Dooley the old prospector started poking around. One day he and his mule Emma showed up in Vulture City toting a bag of gold dust, proving that the Dry Gulch Mine wasn’t REALLY dry! Before Dooley could lay claim, the news spread like wildfire! Soon wannabee prospectors showed up from EVERYWHERE looking to seek fame and fortune. Since[...]
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July 17, 2017

Don’t Know Much about History

Learning about history in school was dull to me. My eyes would glaze over as I heard about countless wars and uprisings, the people who played prominent roles and the political climate surrounding events. Not having a whole lot of life experience, I just couldn’t relate! Today, I see world history with a different set of eyes. For this post, I glimpse briefly into the life of King Albert I of[...]
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July 10, 2017

Bewildered by Boggle? Kick It Up a Notch!

Okay, let’s see a show of hands for anyone who has played the word forming dice game BOGGLE! If you have an aversion to spelling and anything to do with it, you’re probably wondering why you’re even reading this post! For those out there with spelling bee experience, own a dictionary and a SCRABBLE game, my guess is that your hand is raised and waving! Is there a way to bring these two worlds[...]
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July 3, 2017

Arrgh Matey, It’s High Seas Adventure!

The Royal Isabella, a full rigged sailing ship, is finally on its journey back to Spain. It set sail for Spanish colonies months ago loaded down with much needed cargo but now returns to its homeland a treasure ship with coffers brimming with gold bullion! The dangerous trek across the Caribbean is usually undertaken with a convoy of Spanish galleons, but this time the Royal Isabella goes it alone. Captain[...]
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