I am always amazed by serendipity. Two thoughts came together for me today at approximately the same time. The first was when I was rummaging through my photo archives to … Continue reading Teatime at Hull Minster
“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in … Continue reading Christmas 1843 – The Gift That Keeps on Giving
“I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.” Dr. David Livingstone Words hold power by generating an emotional response. For me, the word “resilience” has become one of … Continue reading Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?
“To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate”. (The Social System, 1826) From the … Continue reading Outliers & The Man from Wales
“The smallest child in the factories were scavengers……they go under the machine, while it is going……….it is very dangerous when they first come, but they become used to it.” Charles … Continue reading All the Children
Mark Frauenfeder, Editor-in-chief, Make, wrote the “The spinning wheel made England into a powerhouse.” The spinning wheel in question, however, was not a home-style spinning wheel that resided in a … Continue reading Mighty Machines