We named our little craft “Gwaihir,” after the Eagle Wind Lord from Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” Really, she was a wind lady and a rather dainty girl at that. The name was perhaps a trifle pretentious for such a small craft,… Read More ›
The following post is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Sue Vincent, fellow Buckinghamshire blogger and supremely talented writer and artist. A kindred spirit in so many ways, she loved history and ancient sites and revered nature. Sue,… Read More ›
A major sea change: why COVID-19 is a turning point in history. So, it is the end of March 2020, and many of us are sequestered in our homes, trying not to get the virus that’s now sweeping the globe… Read More ›
A couple of days ago, a few people reached out to me about Olympus. They knew I am an Olympus fan, and that I own and use many of their cameras. If you haven’t heard, a press release indicated that… Read More ›
On this day, 18th February in 1478, a royal duke was executed for treason at the Tower of London. George, duke of Clarence was the brother of King Edward IV, but the relationship between the royal siblings had been fraught…
What IS in a name? Good question, isn’t it?
FROM ANI, THE SMALL DOG OF SUE VINCENT, ON THE OH SO FAMILIAR SUBJECT OF “GETTING OLD.” I’ve been feeling under the weather, I’ve been feeling under the weather, It is winter and bones can get cold… Especially when you… Read More ›
So far, so good. We’ve gotten snow, but luckily not so much that it cost us a lot of money. Here’s hoping for a moderate — normal — kind of winter.
The More-or-Less Annual George R. Stewart Christmas Story Posted on November 12, 2020 Here’s the annual re-post of a story of the close connections between George R. Stewart and Jimmy Stewart, and between the mythical town of Bedford Falls and the real … Read More ›
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows . . . By Kim Harrison ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows, Solstice bonfires were burning, to toast the marshmallows. The pixies were snug in their stump,… Read More ›
Everyone knows that stone walls cover the New England landscape like honeycombs. But far fewer people know about the region’s hundreds of mysterious stone structures. In the 1930s, someone estimated that New England had 250,000 miles of stone walls. In… Read More ›