Tag Archives: Famous authors

West Somerset Strongholds

Somerset’s western sector, delineated by the M5, has quite a few castles of every variety plus, as you progress further west into the county, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most beautiful national forests you may … Continue reading

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Cutting Remarks at a Tea Party?

(or, Syntax is Everything) “Your hair wants cutting,” said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech. “You should learn not to make personal remarks,” Alice said with … Continue reading

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The Door Leading to Mount Zion

I hope you’re having a blessed Easter and enjoying this time in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus. Today I thought I’d present a small portion of John Bunyan‘s classic tale, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and hope you enjoy either the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Wishes

“My best of wishes for your merry Christmases and your happy New Years, your long lives and your true prosperities.” Charles Dickens  

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A Miraculous Legacy

A Book Review on The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg As far back as my teen years I remember being in awe of fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and her likeness to my mother. She was … Continue reading

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The Mountain Castle

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1748-1832) THERE stands on yonder high mountain A castle built of yore, Where once lurked horse and horseman In rear of gate and of door. Now door and gate are in ashes, And all around is … Continue reading

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The Uncommon Man

Doesn’t it seem that this holiday in particular is the most neglected ? What traditions do we have for this day except for sales in every store. Do we all agree that this was hardly it’s purpose? That seems a … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Back in August of 2005 I traveled to southern Illinois as a side trip to an NFA convention which was held in Nashville that year. Luckily, flutists travel light so my other mission during that trip was to visit a … Continue reading

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Beyond Good and Evil

First published 1886, Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche is worthy of revisiting if you have picked it up at some point in your life. If you have never read it here’s fair warning that it’s hardly light reading. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Lincoln on Thanksgiving

Bringing back genuine gratitude this holiday season will be befitting to a world who has grown too dependent on appliances, devices and ‘time saving’ technologies. To understand where we have been we must go back as far as is necessary … Continue reading

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