Archive for August, 2012

August 26, 2012

This week has been rater productive, at least compared to other weeks lately.  I posted a blog post on my civil war blog about Philip Kearny, a man who loved battle and war but quickly got restless without fighting.  He died during the Civil War and his legend is that of a valiant fighter, not the restless soldier that wanted to marry a society daughter while still married but separated from a high ranking soldiers sister.  His legend is inspiring but his personality was demanding of anyone who actually knew him.

I also finished typing up the series I’m on at the moment on my blog for those starting a business online.  The current series goes through the beginning of September on how to create the foundation you need for a successful online business.  Now I have time to read a book on branding online to redo that part of my various blogs and shops.  I’ll take notes as I read and type those into my next series on Lydr’s Thoughts.


I finally got the names for my first fiction series decided.   I’m still working on creating the world and story lines but I put a background scene on my Li’l B’s Works blog since I have it in my head.  The series, starting on my Lydia’s Magical Kingdom blog in December, will be a “journal” of a girl and the story of her brother through a Court Season as they set about revenge on a man that ruined their lives.  I’m enjoying creating their world and their stories as well as practicing a few techniques in writing and storytelling.

August 19, 2012

This week has been rather disappointing, professionally.  I did get a few hours in to study my ESWAS and I wound up watching a number of television episodes to keep my spirits up but all in all, I haven’t accomplished much.  I’ve done research on my next civil war blog post on the “One-Armed Devil” of the Union which I will try to post next weekend.  I apologize that my blogs are so sporadic but I have limited access to the internet this month and I need to study a lot for my qualification to get that out of the way.

Basically: I’m sorry but no news to report this week as far as my blogs.


August 12, 2012

My American Civil War blog this week is about Samuel Colt who not only revolutionalized gun making in America but also revolutionized how marketing was done and helped improve the telegraph system with his invention of underwater cable.


My craft blog this weekend is links to 2 stores on Etsy that sell origami jewelry that I think is rather impressive.



Lydr’s Thoughts this week continued my series on how to start a business online.


August 5, 2012

My American civil war blog this weekend will be about Samuel Colt.  He designed the Colt revolver which was a very popular and common weapon during the American Civil War and the American wars after 1800.  The main factory was in New Jersey which is my subject for a few weeks.  I was worried about finding any information on New Jersey’s contributions to the war since Wikipedia basically said it was the only free state to never vote for Lincoln and they sent a lot of soldiers for that state.  However, a little bit of digging got me a few topics to discuss, including the Colt factory and products which I will write about today(Japan time).

This week’s post on My Ramblings is about a different type of vending machines: cigarette vending machines.  I find it unusual but I pass one on my way to work everyday and have seen others around.  They aren’t quite as common as the drink vending machines I spoke of last week but they are rather common, at least where I live.

My craft blog this weekend shows that I finally finished all those “Easter lilies” I started folding in the spring.  It was interesting how much of a pattern I got into as I folded them and decided to add more to my little bundle.  Once I got through the first few origami flowers it wasn’t hard to make a few more.

My writing blog for this week will also be published today (Japan time) and will be a descriptive scene of what I see and feel while sitting on one of my ship’s bridge wings at sunrise.

My online business blog, Lydr’s Thoughts, started a month-long series on how to start a business online.  I plan to go from the idea to the completion of the website before I start another series on branding.  It’s a part of online business that I’m horrible on and I plan to write my thoughts and tips as I read a few books on the topic.