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March 31, 1889 Paris

“I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am.” Gustave Eiffel On March 31,1889 the Eiffel Tower was officially inaugurated in Paris. The tower stands at 324 meters tall and was the tallest man-made structure in the world until 1930.   Created by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 to commemorate […]

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Clanmother New Year's Peace

Universal Hour of Peace

Peace be with you as we enter 2023! The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace. Silvia Cartwright, 18th Governor-General of New Zealand I am writing these words on the last day of 2022, just before the hour of 11:30 pm which will usher in “The Universal Hour […]

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The Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Orkney

The idea of sacred spaces has been with us since ancient days. Throughout the centuries, we have built temples to reach the heavens, made pilgrimages to seek knowledge, lived in the forests to connect with the earth. Even now, we create personal areas for meditation and reflection, a way to reaffirm our thoughts and feelings, […]

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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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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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Teatime at Hull Minster

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 find the photos documenting a visit to Wilberforce House Museum in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. The second came to me by way of an […]