Children Are Dogs – Teenagers Are Cats

I have no idea when and where I came across this. (Author Unknown) Just realized that while children are dogs … loyal and affectionate … teenagers are CATS. You feed it, train it, boss it around. It puts its head on your knee and gazes at you as if you were a Rembrandt painting. It […]

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Swiss Folklore – Fulehung

Fulehung – The Jester with the Devil’s Mask Now looking back to my childhood, I realize that I grew up with Swiss Native culture, too. My father was from the Canton of Bern and had a special mask called the “Fulehung”. The mask is worn by the “Fulehung” or chester…

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Pile Dwelling Villages in Lake Constance

As a student in Grade 2, the school took us on our annual class trip to the reconstructed “Pfahlbau Dorf” Pile Dwelling Village of Unteruhldingen” in the Lake of Constance. I can remember it to this day like it was yesterday. It made a very big impression on me and…

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Homemade Deodorant

After switching from shampoo to no-shampoo, ie. I use 1 heaping teaspoon backing soda in a glass of warm water and 1 teaspoon cider vinegar in half a cup of water. I was ready to tackle the deodorant.

I have been using deodorants, not anti-perspirants…

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Homemade Deodorant

After switching from shampoo to no-shampoo, ie. I use 1 heaping teaspoon backing soda in a glass of warm water and 1 teaspoon cider vinegar in half a cup of water. I was ready to tackle the deodorant.

I have been using deodorants, not anti-perspirants…

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From Garbage Can Lid to Mask

One day the local hardware store had a garage sale and we found that we could get only garbage can lids without the cans. Our lids seem to always crack, probably because of our climate. We bought two kinds of lids and one kind fit and the other didn’t. Now…

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Mal’s Favorite Links

I love to enter Internet contests and sweepstakes and listen to music and radio stations online. I also am very interested in what’s going on in the world and like to check various Global, Regional and Middle East media sites and online newspapers. My interest in guitar playing lead me…

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The Story of Lucretia McLizard

Mal created the story for a contest to name the mascot lizard at the Whiptail.com web site in 1997 or 1998. He didn’t win first prize, but was one of 6 second prize winners. Our whole family liked the story and Marlies embellished it with pictures. We thought that travellers…

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