Monthly Archives: November 2016

Douglas Haig

Douglas Haig (1861-1928) was the commander in chief of the British Expeditionary Force and is often criticised for the high death tolls on the Western Front, particularly those sustained in the Battle of the Somme. Before World War I Haig was involved in … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For . . . Life

Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday for many people in the world. Last year I wrote a list of things that I was thankful for. I thought about doing that again, but it’s easy to come up with lists of things … Continue reading

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Dear Librarians – An Open Letter

Dear Librarians, Thanks for all the work you do. I’ve probably pestered a few of you in my time with the number of books I have borrowed and the time it has taken to return them. But thank you for … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Tomorrow is a day of remembrance. A day when we remember those who have fallen and those who have died fighting for freedom. It is hard to explain why it is important to remember people we have never met who did … Continue reading

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What is Beauty?

What is beauty? When we think of beauty many things come to mind. But who can define beauty? The defintion of human beauty has changed through the ages. What was beautiful centuries ago is now seen as ugly and vice … Continue reading

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