Teaching Historical Fencing – The Flourish

Is it possible to train in complex movements with the sword without having an opponent or drill partner with whom to work? If so, is this training of any value? Did fencers do this in the Middle Ages or Renaissance? The answer to all three questions is “yes,” and such drills should be a regular…

Top 6 Benefits of Fencing Your Garden

A garden develops only when it is nurtured properly. If gardening is your passion, then you must be well aware of the immense hard work and patience that are required to cultivate a garden of your choice. Fencing is one of the many tasks that need to be accomplished for the proper maintenance of your…

5 Questions to Consider Before Downsizing Your Home

As retirement approaches, your lifestyle and priorities begin to change. Chances are the days when you wanted more space – the sizeable dream home with the backyard big enough to entertain a growing family – are long gone. Instead, many retirees are looking for convenience, simplicity and accommodations more suited to their needs as “empty…

Housing Prices and Incremental Substitution

A friend who lives in Great Falls, Virginia posed the question recently: Is there a premium for a house in the Langley High School district versus South Lakes High School? Langley High School is predominately located in the postal addresses of McLean and Great Falls, and the majority of the South Lakes High School district…

Evolution of the Basketball Hoop

Basketball has been around for more than 100 years, and while even within the past 30 years the game has gone through major changes, what’s really impressive is how much the actual equipment has changed since the game was first invented, in particular how far the hoop has come. The original basketball hoop was just…

Death by Fire

Burning at the stake was a form of execution practiced at least as far back as Babylonia and ancient Israel. Treason, heresy, and witchcraft were among the crimes for which this choice of capital punishment was most often used. Death by fire was a slow and excruciating execution. Occasionally, if a large fire was built,…

Types of Bows – Archery Lessons

A bow is a weapon that projects arrows powered by the elasticity of the bow itself. It has been used for thousands of years for both hunting and war. The reason for this was because the bow could cause damage from a distance, unlike melee weapons (swords, axes, etc…). As time went by, with technological…

Bandages and Dressings for Hidradenitis Suppuritiva

Hidradenitis occurs when a plug of dead skin in the duct of a gland emptying into a hair follicle in areas of opposing skin surfaces like the armpits, under the breasts and in the groin initiates an infectious process as bacteria multiply within the plugged gland creating a skin boil. The obstructed gland or boil…

Drilling Holes – Lubrication Tips And Tricks

While drilling holes using the diamond drill bits the most heat generated needs to be cooled off and that is best done by water or a coolant. This lubrication helps in making the life of the drill bit longer as well as prevents the bit from being damaged during the drilling operation. Lubrication can extend…

Outdoor Party Theme Ideas for Spring and Summer

Seasonal changes give us a whole new selection of party ideas to choose from. Whether you're planning a wedding, a bridal or baby shower, a birthday party, Fourth of July Party, or a "just because" party, there are so many fun ways to get outdoors and enjoy the season with your family and friends. No…