Updated Revolutionary War Site Locator

Well, it is now April 17, 2013. I have been working on my Revolutionary War Site Locator and have updated many entries. There are still many places to check, and some of my current information is probably incorrect. Helpful comments are always welcome.
The information is location, state, county, USGS Geographic Names [...]

Revolutionary War Place Locator

I have been updating the information in my blog entry titled Locator of Revolutionary War…, and have also started researching a list of places referred to by the Marquis de Lafayette which are not in the Locator.
What a situation I have encountered. One source says that the Paramus New Jersey of [...]

Swords awarded by the Marquis de Lafayette

One of the most frequently told stories about Daniel Shays is that he sold a sword presented to him by the Marquis de Lafayette, was criticized and ostracized by other officers, and this was one of the reasons that he resigned from the Army in late 1780.
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Some questions and research projects about Daniel Shays and the Rebellion of 1786-1787 [with some updates]

I am putting my Daniel Shays Rebellion research aside for an indefinite time. Here are some questions that I would research if I go back to the project.
[Updates available for 1, 23]
1. Was Daniel Shays in a unit commanded by the Marquis de Lafayette? An affadavit for a Revolutionary War pension says [...]

Locator of Revolutionary War Places and Battles

I am creating a “geographic locator” of locations that are related to the 1756-1763 War [also known as the French and Indian War, U.S. Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, and the Shays Rebellion, 286-1787.
The war of 1756-1763 tested the colonial militia, the Royal Army and Royal [...]

Careers outside librarianship taken on by MLS degree holders

I searched an alumni directory to locate people who had earned the MLS degree in the last years of the 1970s.
I found 411 names, and non-library related business addresses and occupation titles for 45 of the people.
Some of the occupations and/or lines of business are:
Advertising
Probation Officer, Consultant
Patient Case Manager
Training Coordinator for an Accounting and Consulting [...]

A silly costume idea for costume events

A friend has started working at a charitable organization resale store. There are many outfits that can be purchased at great prices and used for costume parties.
For ladies who remember the song titled, Devil with the Blue Dress On, a blue dress and a face mask could be a costume.
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My next Project for new careers for Librarians

This list is part of my new project. I will be discussing it with people who participate in some LinkedIn discussion groups for librarians.
Group members, you know how to contact me.
Packaging Materials
Paint Wholesale & Mfr
Painters Euipment & Supplies
Paper Mfrs & Distributors
Paper Products
Paper Tubes & Cores
Parking Lots [...]

What federal employees should do during their furloughs

In September, 2009, I sent an email to syndicated columnist Jim Pawlak, author of the Career Moves column, titled “What I did on my furlough day.”
I myself was not furloughed, but many employees of the city of Dallas, Texas began a series of mandatory furlough days during the city fiscal [...]

Texas as Independent Nation: My Speech at a Toastmasters International Meeting

Unfortunately, I ran overtime, beyond the 7 minute, 30 second limit, and I still more to say. I chose the Ukraine as the model nation, because it is about the same size area as Texas, has a seacoast (Black Sea, we have the Gulf Coast), has other countries bordering it [...]