Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99-Old and New

As places go, the United States isn't very old, only about 250 years old.  You have to travel to Europe or Asia to find really old artifacts.  One of the best places to find old construction is the State of Israel.  Itself, it is pretty new, having been founded in 1948. But the Covenant from …

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Photo Challenge..Is it a Table…Or a Bridge?

This particular dinner table is....wait for it...Both!  The people at this table journeyed from miles away to meet with the Honored Guest, a remarkable young man from Romania.  This Gentleman (capitalized because he is the epitome of Gentleman) is known to all of us online, and the friends at this table, along with dozens of …

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Easy Being Green…Gardens I’ve Seen

I hate green.  Green is my least favorite color, at least in clothing and accessories and household goods.  I don't wear green on Saint Patrick's Day, or any other day, for that matter.  And I'm the opposite of an "environmental wacko", since I don't believe that humans are a blot on the landscape, or destroying …

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Nostalgia…The best weeks of my life

My readers will be familiar with my magic three weeks in Cambridge, England in 1991, from my post on that trip.  Thinking back on my long life, those three weeks are the only time in my life that I can say I'm nostalgic for.  I lived through the hippie 1960s and 1970s, and I'm not …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

I was finding this topic pretty difficult-how do you picture Time?  The original description over at The Daily Post cited Matt Haig's "Reasons To Stay Alive", and he states that a way to stop time is "Read".  Aha!  On my trip to University of Cambridge, we went to the Library at Gonville & Caius College, …

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Medieval Music…Long Form Writing

In the summer of 1991, I went to Cambridge, England for a UCLA Summer Program.  We lived for three weeks in Trinity Hall College (founded in the 14th Century to train canon lawyers), and were able to take one of four different courses, taught by dons of the various colleges.  I took a course entitled …

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