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New Humanist: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

It is like a scene from a Hayao Miyazaki anime: a French WWI pilot, gliding down at twilight over enemy lines, finds himself surrounded by a flock of swifts seemingly motionless in the air. They are asleep on the wing, so close by he might reach out and...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Nov 2020

Cornwall in May

Chyauster — remains of a third century settlement where people mined and farmed not far from the sea Dear friends and readers, For my trip to the UK this year, to Cornwall a few weeks ago, I wrote my travelogues on my other two blogs as most of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Jun 2019

English Lake District & Borders tour: Wallington Hall, Vindolanda & Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral & home again (6)

One of the excavation sites at Vindolanda where digging was going on Friends and readers, We are tonight come to the end of our tour to northern England. You’ve heard enough of moors, great lakes and mountains; poet lairs, towns and libraries, museums; ...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2018

English Lake District and the border tour: Roman, ancient Celtic and Reivers Britain; more castles, houses, churches and mines (4)

Vindolando John Millais’s loving portrait of a young John Ruskin Friends and readers, Though I had heard of Hadrian’s Wall, I had never thought there must have been a world of people inside this wall the Romans were seeking to protect and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Sep 2018

English Lake District & the borders tour: more Wordsworth sites; Beatrix Potter (3)

Famous Photo of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top House Me in the same porch at Hill Top House Dear friends, Another day of remarkable site-seeing and experiences to report, this time with many more photos sent me by one of our Canterbury pilgrims. This day...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Aug 2018

English Lake District and the Borders tour: the Wordsworths, Keswick & a stone circle

Dove cottage Dear Friends and readers, I’m back from my Road Scholar touring experience, and like last August’s at Aigas House, in Inverness, Scotland, I mean to share what I can. I’ve written a different sort of framework: A Canterbury...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Aug 2018

Light into Dark: this year’s life of reading and watching ….

[A draft: which I will come back to in order to add comments to some of the books & pictures) Friends, I sometimes think that nothing I write anymore comes from an singular me, but it’s all somehow coming out of shared experiences, sometimes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Dec 2017

Inspiration Roundtable: Guest Post by Whitney Barlow Robles, “Naturalist in Historian’s Clothing”

This week at the Junto we are stepping back to talk about what inspired our research projects. From dissertations to first and second book projects, we will bring together a range of scholars to discuss the method, source, book, or lecture that got them...
From: The Junto on 27 Nov 2017

Scottish Highlands Tour from Aigas House: historical, archeaological, Caledonian Forest; town & country or women’s work

Culloden battlefield today Dear friends and readers, A second of probably three travel writing blogs on what I saw and experienced of the Scottish Highlands from the Aigas Field Center. The focus the first day we left the center was archaeology and history:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Sep 2017

A week in and around Inverness, Scotland: framework

[This is a nearly finished draft which I make public because it’s been such a long time since I blogged last. I will be revising some, correcting and maybe adding to it this evening). Every spirit passing through the world fingers the tangible and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Aug 2017