Monthly Archives: July 2013

A review of ‘Ogilvy on Advertising’

In a company I recently worked with, the management expressed what could be described as an extreme admiration for what many call “The Father of Advertising,” David Ogilvy. Of course, I had heard of Ogilvy and Mather, one of the … Continue reading

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Odd flowers in Ostrovets

An Evening Primrose grows outside our window. If to look at its origins, on the other side of the world somewhere in Mexico, this plant seems like it would be wildly out of place in Belarus. Its journey here took … Continue reading

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Another late Father’s Day ancestry: On the road to Moctezuma

About a year ago, I wrote an article that turned out to be one of the more popular of my little blog, a description of my father’s family’s descent from one of the first blacksmiths to arrive in North America, … Continue reading

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On the Road to Moctezuma: The Lineage from Isabel de Moctezuma

If ever asked, I’d have a lot that would be positive to say about online genealogy, particularly where shared family histories are involved. Geni, in particular, left me impressed with a relatively easy platform in which I could organize individual … Continue reading

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