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To: N. T. Wright

Dear Professor Wright,

I had great plans when I set out to write this particular fan-letter, with lofty goals upon which I’ll expound shortly, below, but which would perhaps have culminated in the offer of a scholarship to your esteemed university.   1,149 more words

Dear Celebrity Series

Reading the Collections, Week 1: J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan and Wendy (London, 1940)

My first encounter with J M Barrie’s Peter Pan, ‘the boy who couldn’t grow up’ was through the Disney film, which chronicles the adventures of a cheery Peter Pan leading Wendy, Michael and John Darling on the adventure of a lifetime from London to Neverland and back home again.  568 more words

Rare Book Collection

My Writing Year - 2014

Due to circumstances beyond my control (genuinely and very frustratingly) I found myself unable to continue with the sequel to Turn of the Tide in the first half of 2014. 1,795 more words

JANUARY 3: A hero, a voyager

ABOVE: The John Honey Award is the most prestigious award given out by the Students’ Association at St. Andrew’s University.

ON THIS DATE in 1800, nineteen-year-old… 138 more words

Christmas Star~~Take A Bow!

Today, proper protocol when addressing royalty requires a bow to show respect and honor. I’ve never stood before the British queen, prince or princess, but in 2003 I came close while visiting St. 307 more words

St Andrews Observatory

Last weekend I visited the University of St Andrews for the open evening of their Observatory. This takes star gazing to a whole new level. They hold open evenings twice a year, usually in March and November, when you can visit and learn all about the telescopes, how they work and explore the domed buildings. 459 more words

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