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When Virginia was a Colony

Recently at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., I came upon a charming portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth I. It’s by an unknown artist and dates from around 1558. 205 more words

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We die like beasts ...

“We die like beasts and when we are gone there is no remembrance of us.”

Sir Walter Raleigh.

No such thing as coincidence? So, what’s this thing with Barbara, Piet and Dag?

It could be a commandment for the fictional detective:

thou shalt not believe in coincidence.

But I’ve always had a penchant for connectedness. To me that’s what coincidence is – and it’s what we do. 928 more words

Thinking, Or Ranting, Or Both

writing like Freud

I do love words, text, writing, fonts. There’s something about the synthesis of form and content that’s very rich. It’s also something that we all do, that works from the most basic writing with a stick in sand right up to sophisticated scaling fonts from Adobe and others. 278 more words

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