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Reading Laurie Lee – 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning'

We had all loved this book, particularly the quality of the writing – one of our members talked of wallowing in ‘all these lovely words’. 107 more words

Book Group

The Documentary Record on Fire and Reading Intentionality

On March 29, 1911, a fire tore through the New York State Capitol Building. From the third floor of the Assembly Library, where books and papers served as kindling, it shot up to the capitol’s iconic towers. 1,403 more words

Opinion

The History and the Importance of the Mill Creek

In a small community called Reading, on the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio there lays an organization known as the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities (MCWCC). 1,235 more words

Historical Perspective

Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical.

A fig for partridges and quails,
ye dainties I know nothing of ye;
But on the highest mount in Wales
Would choose in peace to drink my coffee. 418 more words

Music

Happy Birthday Marcel Duchamp!

Marcel Duchamp is 127 years young today. Born in France on July 28, 1887, Duchamp would become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, leaving a lasting legacy on par with those of Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol. 494 more words

Birthday

A lesson

A wonderful post on self-reflection.

Post: http://whispersfromgreece.com/2014/04/23/a-lesson-learned-on-easter/

That sometimes our antipathy towards others, is truly a reflection of the antipathy we carry for ourselves.

Take time to reflect on the things you have an aversion towards, for they may have already become you. 9 more words

Self-sufficiency

The Collision of Harmony and Chaos

Site: http://whispersfromgreece.com/2011/06/29/the-collision-of-harmony-and-chaos/#jp-carousel-1083

Happened upon this site a small while back.  Actually…it somehow found me.   Ever am I so glad.  This is a beautiful blog.  You can tell Mellissa really appreciates the beauty and truth of and in the world. 60 more words

Ancient Greece