National Stamp Collecting Month: Writing Letters

October is a more stamp-oriented month than most. Not only is it marked as National Stamp Collecting Month in the United States and the Philippines but October 9 is the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, established in Bern, Switzerland, in 1874.. That date is celebrated as World Post Day and the week during which it occurs is International Letter Writing Week. A Stamp A Day covered … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Writing Letters

Bemuda Sloop “Lucie”

It’s Sunday morning and the third day of the Songkran holiday here in Thailand. I’ve been out enjoying the festivities each day but spending my limited time at home working on blog articles; yesterday’s was a nearly 7,000-word article on the Lincoln assassination that I finally finished around 10:00 last night. For today, I planned a quick “ASAD is on holiday” and had the perfect … Continue reading Bemuda Sloop “Lucie”

Bermuda #137 (1949)

Bermuda #137 (1949)

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, a group of low-forming volcanoes near the western edge of the Sargasso Sea, about 665 miles (1,070 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, 768 miles (1,236 km) south of Cape Sable Island, Canada, and 981 miles (1,578 km) north of Puerto Rico. The archipelago is formed by high points on the … Continue reading Bermuda #137 (1949)