Tag: England

Climbing St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

Climbing St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

Welcome to Manuscript Monday, dear readers. Making an appearance late in my manuscript is St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. I climbed this cathedral in May, 2011 with a friend. It was a long climb just to the Whispering Gallery (259 steps) and I wasn’t there long before the fire alarm sounded and we were evacuated.   …

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Lacock is a Funny Word, And My Nova Scotian Vacation

Lacock is a Funny Word, And My Nova Scotian Vacation

Deep Thoughts with The Spook Brothers . Lacock is a Funny Word It was a dark and scary night. Actually, it was a dark and scary pint at The George Inn in the scenic and historic village of Lacock. It was home of William Henry Fox Talbot, “inventor and photography pioneer,” whose manor house you …

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Tower Wall: Pictures and a Poem

Tower Wall: Pictures and a Poem

I thought I would share with you a free verse poem I wrote a year and a half ago during a literary tour of England. Already published in Chatham University’s MFA newsletter, I can’t submit it to literary journals now, but I can share it with you, along with a few photos from the day …

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Visiting William Wordsworth’s Rydal Mount and Wishing Leslie a Happy Birthday

Visiting William Wordsworth’s Rydal Mount and Wishing Leslie a Happy Birthday

I thought it would be fun to do a “this day in history” photo blog, but it proved to be difficult coming up with something from September 8th that matched photos in my digital collection. The only thing I knew about September 8th is that it’s my friend Leslie’s birthday.

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