Category Archives: history

Taking on the Taj Mahal

A few folks I know who have also traveled to India felt underwhelmed at best by their Taj Mahal experience. I totally get it. There’s this thing of beauty that is supposedly so remarkable that it’s oft photographed and referenced … Continue reading

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The other side of India

Part of the beautiful side of visiting India is seeing its remarkable history in the form of monuments, temples, mosques, forts and other landmarks and the stories behind them. Of course there’s the Taj Mahal (oh hey, next blog post), … Continue reading

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Name change

I can’t believe I haven’t written about this yet, but I’ve finally gotten around to name-changing process. By the time our two-monthaversary rolled around in August, I was ready to do it. I’d be lying if I denied that at … Continue reading

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26 days and counting

More dirty secrets about weddings, specifically your own: they are emotional roller-coasters. Some brides and wedding magazines and wedding blogs and movies and such will lead you to believe it’s the HAPPIEST TIME IN YOUR LIFE! and so much fun. … Continue reading

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He’s an artist and a skater

Yeah, so, I completely forgot to blog about the Super Bowl, but pretty much everything that could be said about it has been said, so I won’t go on other than to say I’m very pleased with the Saints winning … Continue reading

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Lent: a short background

Forgive me while I do something in this post that you will rarely see me do and that’s talk about religion. My personal religion is one of the very few things that I make off-limits to my blog along with … Continue reading

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Can I have your attention, please?

You may not be surprised to know that way, way, way back in the day people had longer attention spans. Really, you don’t even have to go that far back. In 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, people … Continue reading

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That day

I’ve heard several people say this today, but I’m going to say it too: I can’t believe it’s been seven years. Aside from that, I can’t believe how clearly I remember that day for it being seven years ago. I’m … Continue reading

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Happy 4th, y’all

The Modern Gal is, in fact, patriotic: Oh, and a history lesson. You know rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air which happened to give proof through the night that our flag was still there? Said bomb launchers: That … Continue reading

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