Monthly Archives: December 2013

Where Meek Souls Will Receive Him

Of all our Christmas decorations the one I love the most is a hand carved nativity scene made out of olive wood. I bought it in December, 28 years ago, in Bethlehem. The Palestinian shopkeeper, when he discovered I was … Continue reading

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Signals of Light

The worst time of Stella Thornhope’s life was the Christmas just after her husband died of cancer. Her sorrow was such that she couldn’t bring herself to get out the decorations. But it all changed when a kennel owner delivered … Continue reading

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WYSIWYG

Back in the days when I was being dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age, computer nerds, trying to explain the wonders of it all to me, used to spout unintelligible terms that just confused me more. Most of … Continue reading

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Where’s the Baby?

A wealthy European family decided to have their baby baptized in their grand mansion. Dozens of guests arrived dressed in their finery. After depositing their elegant wraps on a bed, the guests were entertained royally until the time came for … Continue reading

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‘No one ought ever do that again’

The first person to ride down Niagara Falls was Annie Edson Taylor, a sixty three year old schoolteacher who used a wooden barrel packed with inflated pillows, a mattress, and an anvil. When they fished her out she said: “No … Continue reading

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Staring at the Ground

A few years ago a man in England taking a walk with his dog and metal detector found a gold coin that turned out to be the most important single coin find ever, dating from the eighth century and the … Continue reading

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Alive in our Hearts

Anna Pavlova was probably the greatest ballerina of all time. But her most memorable performance took place after her death. She was to play the role she made famous, the Dying Swan, at the Apollo Theatre in London. Tragically, she … Continue reading

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