Monthly Archives: June 2016

Arts and Crafts Revisited

If any of you are on Pinterest, there is a lovely page on the Arts & Crafts style. This style (dating from about 1890 to 1914, surviving to some extent in the 1920’s and in some examples of Art Deco) … Continue reading

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Romanticism takes off!

I was doing my daily rounds today and found Brexit: Hell No? This little article reflects a comment from yesterday in my previous posting in the theme of inevitability. A light bulb moment happened. I remembered my old philosophy classes … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Englands

The referendum seems to have revealed a similar kind of dialectic as between the North and South of the United States. After Brexit? The Referendum and Its Discontents by Scott Stephens offers some acute analyses of the referendum of last … Continue reading

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A new Europe?

Since the vote for Brexit on 23rd June, even my wife has joked with me about what would happen if I had to return to England or whether that troublesome country shouldn’t have the plug pulled out so that it … Continue reading

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Shiver me timbers!

Three-cornered hats cause not a little amusement at sailing gatherings. No, I haven’t had a haircut! It’s all tied up. The lifejacket and mobile phone are anachronistic! The photo was taken in the lock of Guilly Glas between the tidal … Continue reading

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Bishop Cantor

I have just received news of the death of Bishop Maurice Cantor of the Eglise Sainte-Marie near Rouen. He was born in 1921 near Dieppe and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. He served … Continue reading

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Triumphalism?

This morning, I received an e-mail from a friend. He writes from a conservative point of view, one that historians would qualify as isolationist. Will this latest move bring about a dissolution of the present political establishment built on masculine … Continue reading

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