Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

| March 23, 2012

Is it synchronicity?  I cannot lay claim to the above mentioned words but took great interest in hearing this Louis Pasteur phrase used during a recent Ansel Adams documentary I was watching. The phrase, chance favours the prepared mind, apparently one of Mr. Adams’ favorites, was mentioned when showing his 1941 black and white photograph entitled […]

Gallantry on the Somme: Chavasse VC & Bar, MC

| March 10, 2012

Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC and Bar, MC Royal Army Medical Corps attached 1/10th The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment For several years I have visited the exhibits of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, England. There is much to see, with artifacts (both large and small), documents, and artworks sharing the exhibition space in a rich […]

For the Red Bee Hums the Silent Twilight’s Fall

| March 1, 2012

End theme “Tumbledown”; cue The Corries, the Garten Mother’s Lullaby Every once in a while you come across a person, who you have never met and never known. Yet the story is there, at first hinted at by the accidental discovery of an image, a page or two from the internet. Then you discover this […]