June 29, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms is 23 Degrees from Carol Wilkerson

Yes, HRH Elizabeth II and I are related and only 23 degrees apart. Isn’t that just so cool? WikiTree supplied the graphic and the data. I’m also related to Mark Hamill, you know him as Luke Skywalker. He and I are 25 degrees apart. Luke, I am your cousin!

from elizabeth to carol (Click on the graphic to see it full size)

Olympic Peninsula B&B is startling replica of George Washington’s house

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — You just never know what you’ll see when you turn off Highway 101 on the far side of Sequim. Zig and zag the back lanes toward Dungeness Spit and there’s plenty to gawk at: the occasional lavender farm, wide views of windswept water, heavily loaded ships plodding past Victoria, and, oh look,… [Read more…]

See the oldest known map of Easton’s town lots dating back to 1700s

The numbered streets are names instead, hearkening back to the family of Thomas Penn’s wife, Lady Juliana Fermor, daughter of Lord Pomfret from Easton-Neston, Northamptonshire, England. Northampton Street is there, but no bridge where it meets the shore of the Delaware River. To cross, or get across the “Lehy,” you took the ferry — from Ferry… [Read more…]

Chronic Pain Changes DNA In The Brain And Immune System

Chronic pain is a poorly understood condition in which the nervous system consistently fires out pain signals for a long period of time, sometimes without an actual injury to trigger it. Compared to acute pain, chronic pain typically lasts for six months or more, and it turns out that it might change our bodies on a… [Read more…]

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