Monthly Archives: September 2011

Veronica’s Veil: Putting a Face on the Savior in the Middle Ages

Attended a talk yesterday about one of the most famed relics of the Catholic Church:  Veronica’s Veil, a cloth which bears the miraculous image of the face of Jesus.  As the story goes, when Jesus was carrying the cross, a … Continue reading

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Review: Doc: A Novel (which blew me away)

Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell My rating: 5 of 5 stars While I’m not inherently interested in the subject matter (Doc Holliday), I thought very highly of Russell’s book The Sparrow. In fact, it is one of my … Continue reading

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Tilting at Windmills, by the Sound of it

A couple of weeks ago, I was surprised and delighted to log on to twitter and find that I am being followed by a windmill.  This is not just any windmill, but the Outwood Post Mill, the oldest working windmill … Continue reading

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Curse you, Shakespeare!

I am blessed with an editor who has an old-fashioned attention to detail–and an OED.  (That’s the Oxford English Dictionary, for the uninitiated.)  My own  OED is the two-volume one with a magnifying glass which I acquired through a friend … Continue reading

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