Looking Glass By James R Strickland A Book Review

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Synopsis Looking Glass is set in the not too distant future, in a gritty, unrefined, shattered North America. Hackers and IT security technicians fight a different kind of war in cyberspace. A serial killer has found a way to use the network to reach inside his victims brains, and use these brains as his weapon. […]


Home Schooling Parents How To Be A Good Home School Teacher

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Studies show that the training or degree of parents is not an important factor in the success of homeschooled children. More essential than a degree or a college diploma is your concern, commitment and eagerness to give your child the best kind of education that he/she deserve. The fact that almost all homeschool parents are […]


The Four Parenting Styles

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The following article offers some insight to those involved in the wonderful world known as Parenting. There are just as many parenting styles as there are a number of parents. Experts believe the parenting styles fall into 4 different and identifiable styles: authoritarian, indulgent, authoritative, and uninvolved. Let’s examine this more closely. The first parenting […]


The Unique Appeal Of French Creole Homes

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French Creole architecture is one of the most prominent building styles of the Old South. This stately form is recognizable on homes of all sizes, and immediately evokes the South’s vibrant past. Although it is called “French” Creole, the style draws from a mix of other cultures, including Spanish, African, and Native American. The French […]


Home Styles In Real Estate Ads The Meaning

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Whether you’re buying or selling, reading real estate ads can be confusing. Here’s a primer on the styles mentioned in the ads. Home Styles What’s the difference between a Tudor and Colonial style? What about a Colonial and Dutch Colonial? Read on to find out. “Colonial,” “Georgian,” or “Federal” style Terms used when talking about […]


Understanding Shingle Architecture

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Shingle architecture helped define the look of many of America’s most popular waterfront communities in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Reminiscent of the Queen Anne style, this building form helped residents make the most of lake and ocean real estate with a variety of ornamental features to enhance view, and construction materials that worked […]


Understanding Gothic Revival Architecture

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Some architectural styles should never change. That’s likely what many builders thought in the early 1800s when Gothic architecture was re-discovered. With its tall, looming lines and intricate facades, the style was as relevant and attractive then as it was in its original period between the 12th and 16th century. Many Gothic Revival structures throughout […]


Understanding Queen Anne Architecture

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Queen Anne style homes are often easy to spot, but hard to define. It’s partially that elusivity combined with distinctness that makes the style so attractive to buyers and preservationists across the nation. Queen Anne homes are often referred to as the most ornate buildings of the Victorian era, and combine a variety of aesthetics […]


Finding Your Ideal Alpine Home

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There are many different versions of the ideal traditional ski lodge. Since the early 20th century this building style has slowly evolved as it has spread across the world, interpreted by different architects and developers. Today’s ski lodges and high mountain homes offer all the style of classic architecture, while delivering a wide variety of […]


Understanding Cape Cod Architecture

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Americans have always loved a good Cape Cod home. In 1938 when Life magazine asked families to choose their ideal place to live, the Cape Cod design was among those few selected, even when compared to an original modern home by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The design visionary may have had great ideas and […]


Want To Relax And Unwind Create Your Own Sanctuary

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There are a wide range of styles to choose from when decorating your living spaces. One of the qualities most of us recognize immediately is the “traditional” style – the one that is “homey”, inviting and comfortable. We all tend to seek elements of this style when we want to relax, slow down and recharge […]


Picking The Right Snowshoes For Your Next Winter Outing

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Snowshoeing is a fun winter recreation activity whose popularity has stayed strong since its inception and right up through today. It’s also a popular and easy way to get around in snowbound areas during the winter. Nowadays, there are many types of snowshoes for many types of activities. Here’s a rundown of each type to […]


My Kung Fu Master Is 200 Years Old

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OK, if you’re reading my articles regularly, you know that I like learning new martial arts styles. Mostly I’ve focused on the Northern Chinese styles, the ones based around Wudang Mountain. I learned the classical Snake Style Kung Fu as a change up from jiu jutsu, and then learned a bit about the Southern (or […]


Skydiving Magazine The Authority In The Skydive World

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Skydiving Magazine. first published in 1979. is the principal leader in skydiving news. training. and equipment. Unrivaled by competition. this magazine has survived the test of time. continuously providing up-to-date. unprecedented information to avid skydive fans. Boasting that it is a magazine “published by jumpers and for jumpers”. this has become the handbook for skydiving […]


Choosing The Right Camping Tent

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Camping tents are available in a wide selection of styles, shapes, and sizes. Choosing the right one can be a difficult decision until you consider your specific camping needs and a number of other factors that will help you to determine the best model for you. First, you should think about the types of camping […]


Siding With Your Neighbors

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House siding is a very important decision to be made when building a new home or reconditioning an older home. Very careful consideration should be taken when choosing the right siding for your home. There are many types of siding available to the home owner today. Products range from vinyl siding, aluminum siding, cedar siding, […]