Weekly Photo Challenge : Transition..Building..to Ruin..to Building

In the town of Bury St. Edmunds in England, the Abbey buildings have been crumbling for centuries.  From the original stone buildings, ruins.  Local residents pulled stones from the monastery ruins.  To build new dwellings.  Modern residence, built right into the ruins of the 11th Century Abbey.  How did the monastery become a ruin?  From …

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Properly Grateful…Joy of Giving

I like to think that I count my blessings every day, not just on Thanksgiving Day.  This year, I've had numerous occasions to reflect on the manifest blessings in my life, and my country.  I was fortunate to be born in the United States of America, which has, since its founding in the 18th Century, …

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Le Jour de Gloire est Arrive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg237J9JGxo This past week, Hubby and I were fortunate enough to attend the World Men's Squash Championships in Bellevue, Washington.  He went all week, and I attended the quarter-finals Friday, semi-finals Saturday, and exciting Final match on Sunday.  There were players from all over the world.  South Africa, Egypt, USA, Canada, Finland, Pakistan, England, France, …

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Photo Essay: University of Cambridge, Summer 1991

I admit it.  I am a total Anglophile.  I'm a sucker for a British accent, and since a trip around Britain in 1984, I fell in love with the city of Cambridge.  In the summer of 1991, I was fortunate enough to attend a three-week program put on by UCLA in Cambridge.  Attendees could take …

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Some Thoughts on Paris, Friday the Thirteenth

The massacre of over a hundred innocent French and other citizens was horrific, and expected.  The enemy of Western Civilization has been invited in their thousands to Western Europe for decades.  Islam, and Islamists will forever be the enemy of Western Civilization, until they are rooted out and destroyed.  Chance of that happening any time …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

This is the sanctuary at St. Joseph's Polish Catholic Church in Camden, New Jersey, during their 120th Anniversary celebration in 2012.  The priest is Polish, and there is a Polish-language Mass daily.  My husband grew up not far from here, and went to this church, and graduated from the parochial high school here (now defunct). …

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