On the low-side of the Cathedral

Low Side Window n. Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌləʊˌsʌɪd ˈwɪndəʊ/, U.S. /ˌloʊˌsaɪd ˈwɪndoʊ/Etymology: < low adj. + side n.1 + window n. Church Archit.  [‘ In some medieval churches: a small window lower than the other windows and typically situated in the chancel or presbytery.  It is the space around the altar in the sanctuary at the …

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Mont St Michel is in peril

Mont-Saint-Michel has been so many different things in the course of its long life, since its founding in the early eighth century, when the Bishop of Avranches built a church dedicated to the archangel Michael on a rock of granite in the sea. It was originally the hopeful assertion of Christianity in a Europe that …

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Novogorod Russia & St Sofia

 Novogorod is the most ancient cities  of Russia, like Veliky Novgorod and Staraya Russa & is located in the north-west of European part of Russia.   What is most remarkable is the St Sophia Cathedral, constructed in 1045.  The fortress was made from  wood the local region as Novogorod is located in a heavy forest …

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Depression can be overcome with Gratitude

.Restoring Happiness in People With DepressionScienceDaily (July 28, 2011) — Practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke University Medical Center.In "Delivering Happiness: Translating Positive Psychology Intervention Research for Treating Major and Minor Depressive Disorders," a paper …

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Book Review: The Greek Qabalah

The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetical Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World by Kieren BarryMy rating: 1 of 5 stars. Most have given it 4-5 Stars. I am alone here.I had wanted to read this since it came out but the price was prohibitive.  When I finally got a copy through Scribd, I was amazed at …

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On Laziness and Freedom

The diligent find freedom in their work but the lazy are oppressed instead by it and so become a slave to their desires.                           Proverbs xii:24Good News Translation.Through diligence, hard work, concentration and effort, men get riches, and through riches they arrive to power and authority over others. They grow from apprentices and journeymen and then become …

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have in enough, and then more. It turns denial in acceptance. Chaos into Order. Confusion into Clarity.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.    Melody BeattieMelody Beattie is the author of Codependent No More, which was …

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Joe Franklin dies

Joe Franklin, who became a New York institution by presiding over one of the most compellingly low-rent television programs in history, one that even he acknowledged was an oddly long-running parade of has-beens and yet-to-bes interrupted from time to time by surprisingly famous guests, died on Saturday in a hospice in Manhattan. He was 88. …

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