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A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 286: Quo Vadis?

“Quo vadis?”

Truth is a tricky thing to nail down. “What is truth?”, the question Pontius Pilate put to Jesus of Nazareth, is a huge philosophical debate platform. 593 more words

Quo Vadis Habana Pocket Notebook

During the summer, I won a Quo Vadis Habana Pocket notebook from Exaclair, the American distributer for some great French stationery supplies including some of my favourite papers like Rhodia, Clairefontaine, G. 277 more words


Marina Berti 1924 - 2002

Marina Berti (Elena Maureen Bertolini 1924-2002) Anglo-Italian actress, on screen from 1941 until her death.


Quo Vadis: A Tale of Conversion

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog. The entire summer, I was busy, and then the school year started again, and I’ve been even more busy. 1,576 more words

Recent Readings

War Stories

The other day my husband accompanied me to an appointment with my surgeon about my amputation. The surgeon, who spins a decent yarn himself, asked my husband and I about his amputation story and the PA and nurses gathered around because they think we are such a sweet and perfectly matched couple. 705 more words

Military Life

Dying a Thousand Deaths

How do you recover from pulling the bleeding torso of your brother out of shit filled water while taking fire, the bottom half of his body turned to pink mist 30 seconds prior, his entrails dragging in the dirt, laying your body across his to protect him from further harm and to fire upon the enemy, hearing the sounds of battle around you while also hearing the last labored breaths of your friend as he drowns in his own blood? 902 more words

Military Life

Quo Vadis?

It comes from the phrase in Latin, “Where are you going?” The story goes that the Apostle Peter, fearing the coming persecution from Emperor Nero following the burning of Rome, fled the city from the Porta Appia. 1,165 more words