Kee Malesky http://tpr.org en In The Royal Baby Guessing Game, What's The Surname? http://tpr.org/post/royal-baby-guessing-game-whats-surname Plantagenets, Tudors, Stuarts, Hanovers and now what?<p>There's been plenty of speculation about what name will be chosen for the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (better known as Will and Kate). Bets are being placed on Charlotte, Alice, Grace, Charles, George, James, etc. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 22:32:00 +0000 Kee Malesky 14768 at http://tpr.org In The Royal Baby Guessing Game, What's The Surname? Close The Year Out With Some Best-Selling Last Words http://tpr.org/post/close-year-out-some-best-selling-last-words People often make lists of the greatest opening lines in fiction, but closing lines really appeal to me. They're your final moments with a book and can help you remember and treasure it forever.<p>The last weekend of the year seems an appropriate time to consider the final words of our favorite novels and short stories. Here are some that I'm especially fond of:<p><strong><em>The Great Gatsby</em></strong><br />F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."<p><em><strong>Middlemarch</strong><br /></em>George Eliot Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:50:00 +0000 Kee Malesky 4011 at http://tpr.org Close The Year Out With Some Best-Selling Last Words The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed http://tpr.org/post/strangely-true-tale-johnny-appleseed Apples — right off the tree, baked in a pie, pressed into cider or mashed into sauce — are a basic element of American culture. October is the month to celebrate them, thanks, in part, to Johnny Appleseed.<p>You've probably heard of the legendary character who traveled the Midwest planting trees, but he's not a myth. Johnny Appleseed's real name was John Chapman, and he was born in Massachusetts in either 1774 or 1775.<p>He was first noticed by history in 1801 when he arrived on horseback at the farm of John Stedden in Licking Creek, Ohio. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:12:00 +0000 Kee Malesky 742 at http://tpr.org The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed