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House by Tony Hoffarth
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The 1986 thriller “House” starring William Katt and George Wendt used this private residence in Monrovia, CA. It doesn’t look so scary today with all the Christmas decorations. This home is located at 329 Melrose Ave, Monrovia.

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Women in History | The Remarkable Mistresses of Charles II

Certainly, the Restoration period was optimistic, vigorous, exciting. But apart from lovely dresses, did things get better for women? Of course, history doesn’t work in straight lines, and the answer is yes… and no. The potential rewards for being one of Charles II’s “harlots” were considerable. You could win enormous political influence, a dukedom for your children, financial security. You might even, like Barbara Villiers, end up with Hampton Court Palace as a retirement home. She was powerful enough to depose a government minister like the Earl of Clarendon, and self-confident enough to be unfaithful even to the king. It’s fun to imagine the tables being turned on Charles II, so well known for cutting a swath through the beauties of his court and consuming women like a combine harvester. And yet, he deserves some feminist credit. This king who loved women also respected them. For the first time, we find his female favourites becoming companions and advisers as well as playmates. (x)

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For most of the summer I was carrying and testing out my Nessmuk cleaver in a factory made CB molle sheath until I got around to making up a kydex sheath for it .

I added a molle kifaru GPS pouch to the front which held a basic FAK , LM multi tool ,  main and back up torch / batteries , CF Go tube , technora cord ,whistle and fire-steel / tungsten striker .

Or could add x2 single stack pouch’s to the front to carry a larger x2 CRI23 torch and my Spyderco Manix .

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com