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Roscoe Conkling & Herman Melville

It’s easy to forget how many notable people spent part of their lives in New York City. Sure, we New Yorkers think our city is the center of the universe, but we forget how many others through the ages have been of the same opinion. 294 more words

Walk this way

The camellias are in bloom. So too the daffodils and tulips. The trees are full of flowers or sprouting shy signs of green. In Square Édouard-Vaillant, a small park near Place Gambetta, the benches are filled and the playground rings with the squeals of children, their shrill cries of delight carrying on the breeze’s chill edge. 1,124 more words


Discovering the obvious - the Blenheim sarcophagus

Earlier this month a story that made a splash in the national and international press and that was all over my twitter feed was the ‘discovery’ of an ancient Roman sarcophagus at Blenheim palace. 1,108 more words

Two Days in Delhi

It has now been over a month since I’ve written on my blog so my memory’s a litttttle fuzzy. Current status is home in Los Angeles, waiting (dreading) to go back to school in two days. 1,019 more words



Michal Kwiatkowski’s lung-bursting lunge on the Via Roma to win the 2017 Milan-Sanremo was unexpected in many ways. The Team Sky rider was a 33-1 shot at the start of the 291km, 7 hour, 8 minute epic and many would have said that his odds were even longer by the time he approached the finish line with just two others. 994 more words

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