Binding of old books

From Edgar, Oscar and Elizabeth Little How many men have dated a new era in your life from reading a book. ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden For me, it was not reading, but receiving a book that marked a new era in my life. In the summer of 2000, a boy I had just met […]

Adventures in Costa Rica

Pure life! Welcome to Costa Rica, amazing home of rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, big cities and small villages. The people here are warm and friendly, and there is enough adventure for everyone. The culture is inviting, the scenery is magnificent and the weather is right. This is a "green" country. People, mostly a mixture of Spanish […]

Causes of Houston Commercial Truck Rollover Accidents

The port of Houston ranks first in the country in volume trade. More than 147,000 metric tons of goods are transported in and out of port each year, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. Thousands of 18-wheelers transport cargo from the port to areas across the country, filling the interstate and city streets. […]

Top Five Bachelor Party Destinations

Bachelor parties are a common rite of passage for the man who is about to get married. Over the years, the bachelor party has gone from a night out with the guys to a full event. Bachelor parties are becoming increasingly popular. So much so that many travel destinations and resorts have struggled to attract […]

I left my heart in Chattanooga

After living there for three short but enjoyable years, I learned that Chattanooga, or Chattie, as I affectionately call it, is a fantastic place to live and visit. Where to start? For history buffs, there are numerous landmarks in the area, commemorating events that have changed the course of American history, from the Trail of […]

Run aground or not run aground?

The spill began almost two months ago, releasing more than two hundred thousand gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico every day since. The first signs were menacing, macabre: dead sea turtles washing the shores of Mississippi and Alabama. Surely something was out there. Something bad. Soon afterwards, the disgusting culprit made himself known […]

How to buy folk art and canvas paintings

There was a Rev. Howard Finster folk art painting, titled Howard in 1944. This is a fully enameled folk art painting that was painted in 1988. The smile in this portrait is very attractive and makes me smile the same way. I am also really attracted to a folk art painting that was painted by […]

BP Oil Spill Damage Claims Continue to Rise

As of June 20, 2010, approximately two full months since the BP disaster began, the company has disbursed $ 104 million in compensation to Gulf Coast residents. The company has written more than 30,000 checks to offset more than 64,000 claims for damages, and this does not begin to address all the people suffering from […]