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Pamela D Lloyd
Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
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I would like to attach files to sources and citations, but whenever I try, I get the message: "Unable to attach files while offline." Since the file I'm trying to attach is a JPG on my computer, my online status shouldn't have an effect. Also, since I'm connected to the internet via cable, I'm really in always connected status. So, what's going on here, and what can I do to fix it?
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Every once in a while, we learn that a creature long thought extinct has managed to survive, hidden from us. I love those moments.

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National Geographic writer and blogger Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, emphasizes the importance of microbes to the life and health of all beings on the planet, including humans, in this interview with National Geographic's Simon Worral.

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I'm currently taking a genealogy course through FutureLearn: Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree, which is administered by the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. I'm really loving this class. I've tried online classes before and generally been dissa...

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I just started this class today (well, last night for me, but it was already today in Scotland), and I'm loving it. I've tried taking classes from Coursera, but they never clicked for me. This one has a clean, modular approach that just feels right. Also, I love it that they had the discussion board for the class open before the class started, so I was able to meet some of my classmates ahead of time. When the class started, I discovered I was in a 30-person study group, which I think will help to prevent the kind of overload that can occur when 10s of 1000s of students are all in a class together and participating in discussions. Also, I appreciate that the lecture videos are kept short, or they have been so far, anyway. But, perhaps the best thing is that my instructor also teaches as part of the faculty for the University of Strathclyde's online MSc in Genealogical Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies. So, who knows. If my journey through this 6-week class remains this positive, maybe I'll start working on figuring out how to afford getting a masters degree.

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This may be "the only written primary source of the Berbalang legend," about a village filled with ghouls on the island of Cagayan Sulu (now, Mapun) in the Philippines, as the author describes his own personal experience of trying to visit the ghoul village and the terrible events that followed. I found this story thanks to the #FolkloreThursday Twitter tag and @MultoGhost(Nina Zumel).

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We’ve featured these images of Méaty Fleuron in our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/redpoulaine. Méaty is a particular favorite of ours. She was a dance hall performer whose career started in the 1890s and continued into the 1900s. Don't you just love the smoky look she gives the camera? Her hair in its pointy chignon was very fashionable. Plus, like her sister, Lise Fleuron, she wore magnificent hats.
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Illustrations by Raphael Kirchner, circa 1903-1910s. These highly collectable postcards displaying illustrations by Raphael Kirchner are the featured items in the Red Poulaine Etsy store today. Visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/redpoulaine to see our high resolution scans while these items are still available.
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Beautiful image and sentiment. Such an amazing young woman.
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