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10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BRITAIN (as I say goodbye to her)

Before I launch into tales of my new adventures in other lands, I’d like to take a moment to consider the country of my birth. 560 more words


Cambridges Celebrate Easter

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Easter Sunday Service at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia this morning. As expected, Kate wore a hat for the service- a grey percher hat trimmed with a large multi-looped organdie bow (hand dyed, I suspect). 49 more words

Great Britain

I recently had my DNA tested for ethnicity.  It confirmed the majority of my genealogical research and the prior DNA tests for my parents, yet there were surprises. 357 more words


A Law of Political Entropy?

Libertarians often bemoan the expansion of the federal government over the centuries and cite Thomas Jefferson’s quotation, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild , and government to gain ground.” Of course, there have been important advances for liberty in the U.S. 1,043 more words


Colin, Lewis & Mark, Manchester

I’ve been extremely lucky along my travels in Europe to have the majority of my Couchsurfing experiences in a very relaxed atmosphere where the host doesn’t feel or want to be too committed to spend the entirety of my stay with me. 1,666 more words


The importance of the Petsamo Nickel Mines to the Major Powers in World War II


Deposits of nickel were found in 1921, after Petsamo became a part of Finland, and in 1934 the deposits were estimated to contain over five million tonnes. 6,483 more words

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