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Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found Germantown Pennslyvania in 1683.

In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements. Since this week marks that anniversary, the Top Ten Things Not to Do provides advice (maybe a little late) if you found yourself part of that event. Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found […]

Ten Things Not to Do on International Vegetarian and Older Person’s Day

  This is another in the series of things not to do during historical occasions. Since today is the International Day of recognition for Vegetarians and Older Persons, I thought I would make fun of these occasions. Although I only do vegetarian every other day I am 100% an older person. I hope you like […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do Working on the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869

More of the historical backdrop for this set of Top Ten Things Not to Do. The Top Ten Things Not to Do Working on the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 10. If you are working on the first transcontinental railroad, do not forget to double-check your measurements. If you do, at best you can correct […]

Top Ten things Not to Do While Rome Burns in AD 64

This post continues the Top Ten series with a historical background. Hope you enjoy. 10 If you are in Rome and it’s burning, do not practice your Lyre. If you do, at best you might be mistaken as a leader. At worst, the number one Lyre player might think you are mocking him. (I see a few […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do During the 1849 California Gold Rush

  This edition continues the historical background on the Top Ten feature. I hope you like it. 10 If you are near the gold rush, do not sell everything to go mine gold. If you do, at best you will break even. At worst, you’ll find that you have blown your life savings chasing a […]

Top Ten Things Not To Do During the French Revolution

  The inspiration for this list was a suggestion by Maria KethuProfumo that perhaps I could do some historical Top Ten Things Not to Do. I asked Y’all if you would enjoy such a fantasy trip and the majority said, “Yes.” So here is the first edition. Thank you, Maria, and I hope you get some visits […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Renaissance Faire

    The inspiration for this list was a question by the producer. “Have you done a Top Ten on a Renaissance Faire?” The answer was, “No.” So here it is. (I know pretty simple inspiration, isn’t it?) If you read to the end, I have a question about an idea given me by a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When the Heat Index is Above 110 degrees F (43.3 C)

  The inspiration for this list was yesterday’s high temperature and high humidity. 10 If the heat index is above 110, do not do your 10K run. If you do, at best, your water will run out at 5K. At worst, passersby will wonder what you are doing in the community fountain. (Look like the […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Have a Sitter

  The inspiration for this list was a discussion about Alexa and what would happen if one asked Alexa remotely to turn on the lights and music while a sitter was in the house. That was just the priming of the pump I needed to develop Ten Things. 10 If you have a sitter, do […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Making a Top Ten Things Not to Do List

    10 If you are making a top ten things not to do list, do not search the internet for top ten ideas. If you do, at best your creativity will be stilted. At worst you’ll start duplicating others work without knowing it. (Looks like that plagiarism charge is going to stick, Elder. There goes the […]