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 […]

Clanmother John Milton What I Learned Today

What I Learned today: November 23, 1644 Areopagitica

What I learned today is a new series on The idea came out of these past months of living during the Covid19 pandemic. Our travel plans were curtailed and our movements were limited to the local area. As I was lamenting the circumstances that had befallen the world, my husband (aka techie) Don challenged […]

Charles Dickens Christmas Industrial Revolution The Value of Life

Christmas 1843 – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

“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 the comprehensive ocean of my business!” Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol A great deal of history occurred in the year, 1843.  On January 2nd, Wagner’s opera, “Der […]

Clanmother Ernest Hemingway Thank You Writers

Thank you!

A gigantic thank you to all those who followed Clanmother in 2012!  Your comments, visits, ideas, support and suggestions were invaluable.   Thank you for creating amazing blogs that share the breadth and depth of our global world over what I have come to define as blogger miles. You have made me laugh, cry, think and […]

Benchmarks Charles Dickens Christmas

The Three Benchmarks of Christmas

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”  ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Christmas Eve brings together all the […]

Awards Sunshine Award Super Sweet Blogging Award William Arthur Ward

Sweetness & Sunshine

Over this past month, I have been honoured to receive several celebrated blogging awards.  As I write this post, I am reminded yet again, that with every post and every comment, we create a dynamic and diverse community brought together by technology, which allows us to correspond in different languages across, what I call, “blogger” […]