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David Bruce: Royalty Anecdotes

Photo: Frotz Kreisler. By Ferdinand Schmutzer – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bildarchiv Austria, Inventarnr. LSCH 0431-B, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19039336

Fritz Kreisler was playing his violin before the Sultan and his Court in Turkey when the Sultan began to clap his hands. 1,172 more words

Anecdotes

Mary, Motherhood and the Kardashians: how religious iconography shapes the public perception of motherhood

December 2013 marked the outbreak of a feverish global pandemic of Baby Fever. Within weeks of each other, two of the world’s most famous women announced that they were pregnant. 2,452 more words

Religion

A Cinderella Story- The Day After

What happens the day after the “happily ever after” in Cinderella?

Cinderella shrieked in pain.

“That hurts!” she said, tears welling up in her gentle green eyes. 690 more words

Cinderella

Quote of the Day 1-17-18 (Charles Stross)

“A princess is the larval reproductive host in the life cycle of a parasitic hereditary dictatorship.”

— “Kurt Douglas” in Charles Stross’s terrific new novel, Dark State

(review coming shortly)

Humor

Stop Lights: A Poem of Unrequited Pining

Red, yellow, green flickering through my eyes

Did you mean what you said, baby, when you said this was the last of all the goodbyes? 145 more words

9 Women Who Would Make A Better President Than Oprah

Ignoring the fact that I personally would prefer a man for President than a woman, no strike that, I’d prefer a Monarchy above all else. 2,089 more words

Reflections

Princess Elizabeth 

Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth of Great Britain doing technical repair work during her WWII military service 1944

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