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Do Not Lose Heart; We Were Made for These Times
On earth as it is in heaven: Why Jesus didn’t call his followers to be safe
The Gaslight Zone,
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
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Can We Get Real About Opioids? and Opioids, My Mom’s Death, and Why People Trust Science Less
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The Perception of Liberal Bias in the Newsroom Has Nothing Whatsoever to Do With Reality
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The Internet Isn’t the Wild Wild West Anymore, It’s Westworld
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Carolyn Kelly, R.I.P. –
Mark Evanier’s getting by, with the help of Henry Fonda
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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy
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Arts in the Parks
Two longtime artists offer stunning works in ‘Traces’ exhibition
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Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the 1960s
Ken Levine interview: Voiceover artist Randy Thomas
I wrote about
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Queen Elizabeth has someone break in her shoes before she wears them
Dawn Wells: Forever Mary Ann
I keep seeing references to crushed Doritos in recipes, e.g. replacing bread crumbs on fried chicken, or as the crust for mac and cheese. Have YOU used them?
Chopped liver Music
Just a clown singing Pinball Wizard to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues
The Beatles – Home Recordings, May 1968 (white album)
Elton John cover story
Back in June 1980,
the legendary Chuck Berry performed in the little village of Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
K-Chuck Radio: Music to help pretty plants grow
5 truly explosive performances of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
Appreciating an Unusual Beach Boys Album
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Linda Hopkins; blues singer won Tony for best actress
The Neuroscience of Singing
There is a reason to have a B# and an E#
John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music
Monkees Star Mike Nesmith Reveals All on Drugs, a Near-Crippling Illness, and Jack Nicholson ‘Bromance’ in New Memoir
Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?
Genesis Tour Manager Recalls His Role in One of Rock’s Most Embarrassing Moments
Rock’n’roll shrimp named after Pink Floyd because of its deafening vocal ability
No living person can appear on US postage or money.
Because it’s been 60 years since she ascended to the throne in the United Kingdom, there have been a number of commemorative coins and stamps issued with the image of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. But long before that, QEII’s image has been showing up around the world.
I came across
The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, as they appear on World Banknotes, which is an interesting evolution of the Queen, now in her ninth decade.
Her portrait was first featured on coins in 1953 issued in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Jamaica, Malaya & British Borneo, Mauritius, New Zealand, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia. Whether or not she is wearing her crown depended on the monarchy’s relationship with the country. Continue reading “Q is for Queen Elizabeth II on stamps and coins”
“Five monarchies in Europe have eliminated male preference: Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.”
Last couple times for Q, I did Queen, the rock group, and Queens, the NYC county. Obviously, I’m stuck in a rut, because I’m doing queens again, this time referring to the monarchy.
Of course there have been
woman rulers for a long time, whether dubbed queen, czarina or other title.
I suppose I should differentiate between someone named as queen, wife (sometimes consort) of the king, and someone who serves as monarch. For instance, in Jordan, when American-born Lisa Halaby married King Hussein, she became Queen Noor when she converted to Islam. But when Hussein died in 1999, and his son by a previous marriage became King Abdullah II, Abdullah’s wife became Queen Rania, with Noor becoming queen dowager.
Continue reading “Q is for Queens”