Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Abbey and Me

THE ABBEY AND ME Watching the Academy Award  winning film “ The King’s Speech” this March stirred  memories of  an afternoon at Westminster Abbey. Televised coverage of the  royal wedding that followed in April further revived these images. Its grandeur … Continue reading

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In Versailles

It was an  intriguing exercise to take in the opulence whose excesses gifted the world Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. The ceiling painted by Francois Boucher in the Palace of Versailles is still vivid in my memory as the starting point … Continue reading

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Remembering Bruges

When we arrived too early to check in to our Brussels hotel, the concierge was helpful and suggested an excursion to the medieval city of Bruges. We were hungry when we reached this Venetian clone. We ate a late lunch … Continue reading

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The Science of the Sanguine

Time Magazine intrigued with its cover story- The Science of Optimism. Can optimism be a science? Research seems to indicate that human beings are wired for positive outcomes. If they weren’t, how would those early individuals have even taken those … Continue reading

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