The Day The US Became a Player On the World Stage

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Roscoe Duthie

April 6, 1917, the US declared war on Germany.  Like it or not, the US had made the final step to becoming a player on the world stage. After this there could be no going back.

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The Flowering Vine: Stardate, 1981


star-clusters-74052_1920The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory- 1 Corinthians 15:41 (NLT)

Today was a beautiful day!

A celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, and all of our children and their children converged from everywhere to spend this occasion with us.

Of course, we missed the older boys who have all grown up and moved forward on their separate journeys.

Ronnie and Eric are in the military and Angelo is teaching out of state.

We know they would have been here if they could have.

But isn’t that what the whole thing is about?

You have your babies, hope and pray over them, raise them and give them wings to fly.

Bittersweet–that’s exactly what it is.

But we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We’ve been blessed and we know it.

All of…

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Happy Birthday, Sister!!


Hello everyone and happy weekend! Today is an amazing, special, wonderful day because it is my beautiful big sister’s 25th birthday! Kristen. My sister, my soulmate, my best friend on the face of the earth. Kristen is someone who my life would be absolutely impossible without. She is someone that I can go to for literally anything. To laugh, cry, complain, or just be there with to pass the time. My sister is one of the strongest women that I have ever met. Ever. She is a survivor, she is brave, and she has proven to herself and everyone around her that she can get through the worst of times and ultimately improve and better herself along the way. If that isn’t the definition of courage, then I really don’t know what is.

Kristen is someone who is kind. She is genuine, she has a huge heart, and she brings…

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Doctor Who – Returns Saturday, April 15, 2017 #doctorwho

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Peter Capaldi returns as the 12th Doctor for his final season. He is joined by a new companion, Bill who is played by Pearl Mackie. Matt Lucas joins in the adventure too. As a Whovian I am excited to see the upcoming season. We will see some classic villains returning too. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out and who will succeed Capaldi.

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My own artwork


As some may remember,

I enjoy pen and ink style drawing.

I used to dip a pen with a nib into

a pot of permanent black India ink.

I have always doodled and once

had a journal I took annually to

Girl Scout camp. Two weeks

away meant plenty of foliage,

fauna and tentmates to draw.

My Dad worked his day job

at NASA, but loved art.

It was so nice to sit

down with him

and show the

natural elements

I had seen while

away ~ upon my

return home!


This fairly recent commission

was by a chiropractor, a good

friend of youngest daughter.

I have made over a hundred

picture names, mainly for

babies and children.

Dr. Dan was only my

second one created for

a professional office.

I have drawn historical

houses for stationery

sold to raise money for

girls’ math and science,

“AAUW Be Wise…

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Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms

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What’s the worst that could happen when a Ransomware hits a Hotel?

Recently, hundreds of guests of a luxurious hotel in Austria were locked in or out of their rooms when ransomware hit the hotel’s IT system, and the hotel had no choice left except paying the attackers, more can be read here.

Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests In and Out of the Rooms

My opinion

Well Well, this story had me slightly smiling whilst reading and the reason why is that this is an example of how the consequences of not making your staff aware of certain security threats which can arise through the internet. Yes its a hotel but anything a cyber criminal can see that involves money and an easy access how can you not stop him?. Whilst reading the article I felt at unease to the fact they had received cyber attacks in the past but while having all those attacks they still managed to have…

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