The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night

If you haven't read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniforms …

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Milieux Project’s 🛫 2nd Annual Scholarship drive

"There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask "what if I fail?" Oh but my darling, What if you fly?" - Erin Hanson We're so excited to announce that we are over halfway to our goal of $1000 to send a girl to Preflight Aviation Camp this summer, …

Betty Skelton and her need for speed

While on a trip to Pensacola, FL recently to visit friends, I had time to stop in and visit the Airplane  Discovery Park at the Pensacola Airport.  It's a neat little place for kids that has a mock runway and tower as well as some plaques about local aviators.  Little did I know what I was …

This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani

A part of US history not often remembered this day in history - Hawaii's first and last Queen was illegally arrested and held captive the rest of her life by the United States. Despite multiple attempts to convince American interests in the area that Hawaii was a sovereign nation (the first to have central power …

Queen Boudica

 Atlas Obscura is one of Milieux's favorite blogs to read- it is a fantastic source of history and interesting tourist sites.  This article on Queen Boudica and the statue dedicated to her in London, England does not disappoint.  Read more about this amazing example of immense courage and inspiration here.  And if reading is not your …

The Optimist Creed

A great creed to start the new year with. JA

To Cut a Short Story Short

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I Promise Myself …

• To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

• To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

• To make all my friends feel that there is something in them.

• To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

• To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

• To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

• To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

• To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature I meet a smile.

• To give so much time to the improvement of myself that I have no time to criticize others.

• To…

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Josephine Baker – French Revolution, WWII and Civil Rights hero

Every day amazing stories about women like Josephine Baker appear in my searches for inspiration. She started out as an entertainer in France, was the most photographed woman in the world, fought in two wars and ended up as a leader in the US Civil Rights movement. Thought I would share her story unique story …