November 2015 archive

Nov 24

2 Poems by Kipling with a relevant and timely essay.

After returning home from my recent trip to Europe, I stumbled into an essay by the very talented John Derbyshire. The piece titled, When foreigners were funny, was written more than 8 years ago, but still quite relevant to current cultural events. Derbyshire highlights two poems by Rudyard Kipling. the first, titled The Stranger and …

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Nov 21

Changes in Holland

I took advantage of a discount flight to Amsterdam last week. If you shop for off-season hotel and airfare bargains you can save a good bit of money on international travel. This autumn has been quite mild in much of the Euro-Zone and in much of the U.S. The weather in Holland was rainy but, …

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Nov 01

Lunar Cycles and Planetary Alignments.

  Another Lunar Cycle Passes by Kevin Neary * The full Hunter’s moon rising high in October’s evening sky. A hint of wood smoke on the breeze the scent of over-ripe apples from a neighboring orchard of trees the musty fragrance of dead and decaying oak leaves. * Close my eyes and dream away just …

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