Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pilgrim’s Progress

Santiago de Compostelo in northwestern Spain is home to the Cathedral of Saint James the Great, whose massive dimensions dwarf those who journey to view it. Since the ninth century, it’s been the final destination for Catholic pilgrims along the Way … Continue reading

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No Stone Left Unturned

I’ve never been much of a collector, but I do have some Battersea boxes, most of which were given to me as gifts. One–my first–has a single rose on it with the words “I Love You.” Another depicts a hot … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

We spend much of our lives waiting. As children we wait for Christmas. When we start school, we wait for summer vacation. Later we wait for SAT scores and for responses from colleges to which we’ve applied. Perhaps afterwards we … Continue reading

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In Defense of Cheese

Since the late nineteenth century, the word “cheese” has most often had a positive connotation. For example,  in John Camden Hotten’s The Slang Dictionary (1863) it, or the word “cheesey” means “Anything good, first-rate in quality, genuine, pleasant or advantageous”. I’m not … Continue reading

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