A Journal of chimeras (brief postings that vanish)

Copyright Mel. White, 2011-2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Class Links Egyptology Week 2


Smithsonian on the Egyptian pyramids  

October 5th discovery of mummies at Saqqara 

Mummy of Egyptian princess found in pyaramid

35 small pyramids in Sudan

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Class links - Egyptology week 1

 Recent finds in Egypt: 



Oriental Institute of Chicago on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrientalInstitute

My favorite Egyptologists
  • Geraldine Pinch
  • Joyce Tyldesley
  • James P. Allen
  • Jan Assman
Fun reading:  The Amelia Peabody books by Egyptologist Barbara Mertz

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Class links - Roaring Twenties - 08/03/20

An hour of twenties music

A good look at the "Other Half" - Rosalind Russel in "Auntie Mame"

Jeanne Toussaint

What the English language pages don't tell you about Jeanne Toussaint

Debutante practice for presentation to queen

The Sloaney (luxury lifestyle magazine)

Listverse:  the wildest parties in history:

Graphic Novel - Lackadaisy (which will also be an animated short film)

Oheka Castle - the second largest private home (now a hotel) in the US

Friday, July 24, 2020

Class Links - Roaring Twenties - July 27, 2020

Some of the fun things to explore today!


Mary Ronald's Century Cookbook on Archive.org

Perry Ladies' Cookbook

A simple fruit shrub (fruit vinegar for drinking) - there are lots of recipes, some of them take months to make.  This one doesn't.

And since it's summer, a cherry-balsamic shrub 

Or how about "water pie"

Tents and campers of 1920-1930 (in case you want an adventure)

Short filmsBabe Ruth, King of Swat in "Perfect Control"

Link to Citizen Archivist for National Archives

Chautauqua Society

Thursday, July 23, 2020

2020 Bingo

Because things are just so strange this year - a collection of odd news stories that made people ask:

See the source image

News links included.  Updated when I run across stuff.

"Zombie cicadas" infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West Virginia

This River Of Black Sludge Recorded In Arizona Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

07/18/2020 Giant swarm of flying ants spotted from space over UK 

07/13/20 2020 adds "plague squirrels" to its apocalypse bingo card 

07/01/20 Part of Lassen Volcanic National Park closed after angry otter bites swimmer - 

07/01/20 - National coin shortage has retailers pleading for exact change 

06/14/20 Locusts Are A Plague Of Biblical Scope In 2020. Why? And ... What Are They Exactly?

05/29/20 Monkey steals COVID-19 blood samples from a lab technician in India  

05/27/20 More Than 100,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S. - 

05/25/20 George Floyd protests 

05/18/20 Freshwater river turns blood-red ‘like a biblical plague of Egypt’

05/04/20 'Murder Hornets,' with sting that can kill, land in US 

04/07/20 Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic 

04/07/20 Chernobyl radiation levels spike as forest fires rage - 

01/10/20 Enormous 'Megafire' In Australia Engulfs 1.5 Million Acres