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Clanmother Henry Wadsworth Longfellow New Years Poets

Welcoming 2022 With Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy New Year! I love beginnings, a fresh start, a new adventure and promises of open roads and opportunities. Energy, anticipation, and hope are all wrapped up in “firsts.” Oh, the rush of adrenaline as we race into the future. I am thankful that we begin each new year in the winter season. I seek […]

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Charles Dickens Christmas Clanmother Readings Subjects

Stephen Humphreys Reads A Christmas Carol

December 19, 1843 was the day when Christmas was given a gift that continues to keep on giving.   “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was published in London by Chapman and Hall.  To be clear, others had written stories and poems about Christmas, but “A Christmas Carol” was different; for in those marvelous staves, Charles […]

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Clanmother Letter Writing Mother's Day

Sending a Letter in Green Ink

Happy Mother’s Day I have come back to cursive writing after many years of using a typewriter, followed by the computer keyboard, to record my thoughts, ideas and reflections. Fountain pens are perfect for cursive writing, which is making a comeback in the world of keyboards and digitalization. A few weeks ago, my first pen […]

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Archimedes of Syracuse Pi Day

Celebrating Pi

Pi (π) has been known for almost 4000 years. I learned today that we owe our gratitude to Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), as being the first to introduce the calculation. Without doubt, Archimedes of Syracuse was the greatest mathematician of the ancient world. According to the Math is Fun website, Pi is defined as […]