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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: December 19th, 2016

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Happy Holidays!

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(Image from Dog Breed Gifts)

Whatever holiday you celebrate during this season, or none at all, I and my pug obsession are wishing you all the best! Further more, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t say that 2016 was rough…ruff?…so I’m wishing us all a better 2017!

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: November 21st, 2016

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Covering Connecticut

The following are pictures of Connecticut–stock photography, I’m not that good with a camera!–that I’ve used for Adelheid cover, either current or upcoming. (The cover to Adelheid, Volume One is not actually CT but does look like the state. It’s not included here, though.)

This was used for Adelheid, Volume Two (Freak Central) and is a picture of Hartford, the state capital.

This will be used for a future cover, and is a picture of Fairfield.

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: October 24th, 2016

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FM Radio

It looks like the first commercial FM radio station was founded in Bloomfield, CT. That’s pretty neat. ^_^

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: September 19th, 2016

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Autumn!

I’m so excited that it’s rolling into autumn–officially starting in just three days!–that I’m running around squealing! Okay, not really, but pretty darn close. New England is BEAUTIFUL in the autumn! Drive down some of our lovely rural roads, and the trees look like they’re on fire…without the actual nastiness of being on fire. <3

Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: August 15th, 2016

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Mia is from CT, and Adelheid is in CT…so, let’s talk about Connecticut!

Notable Nutmuggers

Did you know that Mark Twain moved to Hartford in 1871 and that he wrote many of his most famous works while living in the state? Topically noteworthy being A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. You can see the website and visit his house now! (As many elementary students on field trips still do!)

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: July 18th, 2016

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Connecticut on the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post did an article about “25 Reasons Why Connecticut is Basically Heaven On Earth.” While I think Heaven on Earth might be a bit of a hyperbole, they make a lot of good reasons about why CT is pretty cool. 🙂 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 20 are pretty much my reasons for loving the place.

CT on the Huffington Post

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: May 23rd, 2016

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Notable Nutmegger: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Here is a famous author from Connecticut!

Although it was not her only work, Gilman is best known for The Yellow Wallpaper. I read this story three times in college, from a sociological perspective, a literary perspective that looked at the meaning of the story, and the technical aspect of the story. In school, I got a lot of this story but it was always fascinating.

She was born in Hartford, CT–the capitol of the state, shared with another notable author, Mark Twain.

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: April 18th, 2016

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The UCONN Huskies – Girls Rock!

I am not really a “sports” person, but everyone knows “The Sport” for their area. In Connecticut? We are proud of our basketball teams, and there is no team we’re prouder of than our UCONN Women. This month, they won the NCAA championship…

…again!

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The UCONN Women:

  1. Have had 151 wins in 4 years, and now have set a NCAA record.
  2. They just won their fourth consecutive championship.
  3. This year marked their ninth consecutive appearance in the Final Four.
  4. They have not lost two games in a row since 1993!

Our girls rock. 😉

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: March 21st, 2016

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Good for CT

It’s my home state, so I can’t help but give it a shout out for doing something good. And this is my blog post series to talk about news and interesting facts about the state, so here’s the current: Connecticut is the second state in the U.S. to end veteran homelessness. (This means having programs in place, as well as having more veterans exiting homelessness than entering.)

We are second only to Virginia in this, but we were the first state to end chronic veteran homelessness. This is just a step on the way to ending homelessness for everyone, but I think it’s a step worth celebrating.

You can read more about it in this article by the Huffington Post.

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Nutmegs & the Charter Oak: February 22nd, 2016

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5 Totally Random Facts About CT

One: The state is named after the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. The word “Connecticut” is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for “long tidal river.”

Two: The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, was launched from New London, Connecticut.

Three: Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is among the largest in the United States.

Four: Established in 1764, ‘The Hartford Courant’ is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.

Five: Connecticut’s first settlers were Dutch.

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