Monthly Archives: January 2012

The World vs. the 1 Percent

I stopped by St. Paul’s Cathedral this morning. Not to see St. Paul’s but to see the Occupy St. Paul’s Movement. And I must say I was impressed. All was ship-shape and orderly. The initial complaints that the occupiers were … Continue reading

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Photo Competitions

If you are a Londoner and you haven’t been to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Taylor Wessing Photography Exhibit, you are missing a great show. If you go to and click on Taylor Wessing, you will see some of … Continue reading

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Mexican Miracle Paintings

I’m not sure that Infintas Gracias:  Mexican Miracle Paintings currently on exhibit at the Wellcome Collection through 26 February would appeal to everyone. The exhibition failed to touch me emotionally, but it gave me a lot to think about. As for the exhibit of miracle … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

I had a truly unnerving experience on the bus a couple of days ago. I boarded the bus. The bus was full. I walked back to the middle of the bus where I could stand among the mothers and their push-chair … Continue reading

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Grey Skies

When I left home earlier in the week, a bag of ice that we had bought for a pre-Christmas party lay at the back door. It had lain there facing the rising sun for a month. And most amazing, despite … Continue reading

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Manor Manners

I’ve been reading cookbooks. You may remember reading Julie and Julia, a best-selling book by Julie Powell. The book (and the subsequent movie starring Meryl Streep who played Julia Child) was a compilation of blogs written by Powell, who fought … Continue reading

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Friday, January 6, The Feast of the Epiphany, has come and gone, but its essence has lingered on. In terms of the ecclesiastical calendar, Epiphany celebrates the light of the star that led the Three Kings to the Christ Child. Isaiah broadens the starlight concept to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2012

If you find the news depressing and the New Year looms, I encourage you to watch The Jive Aces present: “Bring Me Sunshine” at The video is set in a TV studio where the presenters bring you the “shocking coverage” of the day. But all … Continue reading

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