J.T. Ellison’s “So Close the Hand of Death”

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of seventeen critically acclaimed novels.  One series of thrillers stars Nashville homicide detective Lt. Taylor Jackson, who hunts down serial killers – sometimes with the help of her love interest, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. It was a thrill for me to read this passage in chapter […]

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The Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Anne Lister (1791-1840) was a wealthy heiress who inherited Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire from her uncle in 1826. Shibden Hall had been in the family since 1420. Throughout her life, she kept diaries in which she chronicled the details of her everyday life, including her financial concerns, her industrial activities, her work improving Shibden […]

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Top 10 Quo Vadis blog posts of 2016!

We’ve had a fantastic year here on Quo Vadis blog! Huge thanks to all of our readers for making this such a great year. We really appreciate your comments, contributions, guest posts and conversations! Here are the top 10 posts of 2016: 10. The Grail Diary from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” 9. Guide […]

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The Peppermint Pig

Smashing a Peppermint Pig is an American Christmas tradition that goes back to the early 1880s. At that time the pig was a symbol of prosperity.  Sharing the pieces of the pig was supposed to bring good luck and health. Saratoga Sweets, based in Clifton Park, NY, makes the Peppermint Pig using molds from the […]

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Comic Journaling in a Scholar

Sandra Steen Bartholomew is an author, illustrator, cartoonist, mixed media artist and a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  She is currently in school to get her Masters in Applied Cartooning. Earlier this summer, Sandy got in touch with me about possible Quo Vadis planner formats to draw daily cartoons!  She heard from a mutual friend – Sandra […]

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