Ten Famous Ethiopians

Ten Famous Ethiopians – A Travel Blog

November 24, 2020
Adventure | Julie Tetel Andresen
In advance of Thanksgiving, CBS ran a feature on food. The segment “Celebrating Black Influence on American Cuisine” introduced Marcus Samuelsson. Over two years ago I included  him in my blog Ten Famous Ethiopians. (He’s also now the title image.) During the pandemic I am reposting blogs that once again… read more
MMA romance novel research by writer

MMA Fight Night: A Research Adventure

November 20, 2020
Adventure | Julie Tetel Andresen
On Saturday November 28, 54-year-old Mike Tyson will return to the boxing ring after a 15-year hiatus. He’ll be fighting 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. I wouldn’t normally be interested in such a match. However, the name Roy Jones Jr. rang a bell. Turns out I wrote a blog about him… read more
Artemesia Gentileschi

Artemesia Gentileschi – A Painter to Know

October 20, 2020
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
On October 3 the National Gallery in London opened an exhibit devoted to the Italian painter Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1653). The exhibit runs until January 24, 2021. The title image for my blog is “Judith Slaying Holofernes” from the exhibition. No copyright infringement is intended. If you can’t make it to… read more
American Sign Language

American Sign Language – Ten Things to Know

October 13, 2020
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Title Image Creator: Evan Vucci / Credit: AP / copyright: AP2006 Today I’m reposting a blog from September 13, 2017. The original inspiration for it came from watching coverage of Hurricane Irma. The American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at the news conference, below, received a lot of attention. My current… read more

Sorry: A Word With Global Uptake

October 6, 2020
Adventure | Julie Tetel Andresen
Most of my adventures these days happen in my arm chair. Watching foreign-language dramas on various streaming services. I’ve watched enough now to have noticed a curious phenomenon. Of course, I’ve long been aware that English is currently the world’s donor language. However, I’ve now become aware that one word… read more
Cécile Dumetrier

Cécile Dumetrier: A Beautiful Star Now Gone

September 12, 2020
Adventure | Julie Tetel Andresen
During the pandemic, I am reposting previous blogs if they have more relevance now than when I first posted them. This current blog is originally from June 24, 2016. I am, sadly, reposting it today. Beloved friend and exercise master Cécile Dumetrier passed away yesterday – September 11, 2020 –… read more

Nosferatu – Or You-Know-Who

September 8, 2020
Adventure | Julie Tetel Andresen
Welcome back, Rose Vane! Her blog today on Nosferatu is her third on Romanian mythology. We hope this series sparks the imaginations of creative writers of all types. So, let’s get to it! I don’t want to wait until Halloween for this juicy topic. Rose Vane writes: Nosferatu: But First,… read more