History of Freestyle Musical Dressage

While dressage has its roots in ancient Greece, it was in the seemingly magical displays of horsemanship in Italy and France from the 16th to the 19th centuries that the haute ├Ęcole, or high school dressage and horsemanship to music, developed. . Northern Italy was the center of the equestrian arts in Renaissance Europe in the late 16th century and […]

What exactly are interpersonal skills and why are they important?

When I first started talking about the importance of soft skills and introducing the topic in 2008, I often received a very negative reaction. They were looked at with derision. They were too warm, fuzzy, and too delicate for professionals. They encompassed too much of the “feminine” to be of value in the tough world of business. It was also […]

Quanta, my magical autistic soul friend

“According to Celtic spiritual tradition, the soul shines around the body like a luminous cloud. When you are very open, grateful and trusting, with another person, your two souls flow together. This deeply felt bond with another person means that you have found your anam cara, or ‘soul friend’. Your anam cara always contemplates your light and beauty and accepts […]

Baseball Slang and Definitions Beginning with the Letter A

Have you ever sat down to watch a ball game, and here the announcer says, “That pitcher is all over the place!” Or how about, “he took it to the alley!” Are you the person who says, “What the hell is that supposed to mean?” Then this article is just for you. I’m going to go over some popular slang […]

Finding a sports blog you enjoy

It’s the beginning of the May sports fans who are burying us with sports. MLB baseball kicks off its season with one of the biggest rivalries in sports with the New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox. The NBA season is in the midst of its playoffs with teams battling down the stretch. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are preparing […]

The Victorian Era and the British Empire

What happened during the Victorian era? The Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from June 20, 1837, until her death on January 22, 1901. The era followed the Georgian period (1714 to 1837, named for the Kings of Hanover George I, George II, George III, and George IV) and was characterized by a class-based society that included […]

Mike Maloney’s Book Review, Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver

Hi Steven here, and thanks for reading my article. If you’re looking for a review of Mike Maloney’s best-selling book, ‘A Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver’, you’ve come to the right place. The book is part of Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad” series of books providing advice on financial management and wealth building, and was published in 2008. It […]

Top 25 Poll – Week 5 – It’s Alabama, no contest

1) Alabama (5-0): Like them or not, the Crimson Tide posted their 18th straight win against the seventh-ranked Florida Gators (in AP poll), 31-6. Oh! That hurt the Gator Nation, Urban Meyer and the Gator players. Alabama looks absolutely great right now, but there are other opponents ahead that could do what Florida couldn’t. 2) Oregon (5-0) – Did I […]