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  • The Scottish beaches

    06 August 2017

    The beach Such a gift. along the coast but not always there for it can be taken away or for it can just appear The Beach is majestic here in Scotland MIles of sand bestowed for pleasure Often with only the Seagulls and an Eagle to share with The beach...

  • A history

    06 August 2017

    I The history of the civilized world from the downfall of the Roman Empire to the present day may be summarized as the struggle between Cross and Crescent. This struggle is characterized by a persistent ebb and flow. Mohammed in 622 A.D. transformed,...

  • St. Cajetan

    07 August 2017

    St. Cajetan Like most of us, Cajetan seemed headed for an “ordinary” life—first as a lawyer, then as a priest engaged in the work of the Roman Curia. His life took a characteristic turn when he joined the Oratory of Divine Love in Rome, a group devoted...

  • fake news

    13 July 2017

    Google used its search engine dominance to bury competitors to its price matching feature. It dodges taxes repeatedly overseas. It started encouraging YouTubers to crank out a prodigious amount of cyber bullying, dangerous prank videos, hate videos and...

  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha

    14 July 2017

    St. Kateri Tekakwitha The blood of martyrs is the seed of saints. Nine years after the Jesuits Isaac Jogues and John de Brébeuf were tomahawked by Iroquois warriors, a baby girl was born near the place of their martyrdom, Auriesville, New York. Her mother...

  • Education in Paris

    14 July 2017

    Schooling in Paris where all they do is sit and do French and maths all day from a very early age. They have lots of homework and almost no creativity or enjoyable free time. 80% are very stressed and tired most of the time. The traditional educational...

  • The White Flowers

    14 July 2017

    White flowers denote an element of purity, simplicity and connection to spiritual insights. Depending on what type of white flower is seen will determine what else there is to gain from the message. For example, Daises are a popular flower. They are considered...

  • Duolingo gaming research

    15 July 2017

    . Duolingo is a service that is gamified; that is, it uses elements that you normally find in games, with the goal of making the usage of an app (and the associated behavior which in the case of Duolingo is language learning) more fun and motivating....

  • Scottish Art

    15 July 2017

    Here in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Imbued with a high idea content, the garden is created from the artistic fusion of poetic and sculptural elements with those of the natural landscape...

  • Tests in Schools

    16 July 2017

    Schools in England, like those in the United States, have struggled under an increasing burden of testing and assessment designed to improve quality and to enforce some version of national standards. Look at the success of Finland. few tests on its students...

  • Midsummer

    16 July 2017

    The wild, briar rose and elder are lovely flowers of midsummer. The wild rose, the emblem of England, has been loved by all generations of English men and women. The rose is in full blossom and so, too, are the heavy branches of elder. The swallows are...

  • St. Francis Solano

    17 July 2017

    St. Francis Solano Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination enthusiastically sacrificed...

  • Algorithm

    17 July 2017

    Algorithm What are they and why are they now so important.? Are algorithms always correct but can they cheat and deceive? Criminals can use algorithms Some are use wrong unintentionally Algorithm is a computer code, that works out what will happen based...

  • Paris

    17 July 2017

    PRINTEMPS ROOFTOP CAFE Take the elevator then the escalator to the top floor of Printemps shop, and you'll be struck with an experience that is quite literally breathtaking. Here, in the middle of Paris, you can eat simple café food or have a drink while...

  • deers eating trees

    17 July 2017

    We do have a lot of deers in Scotland. I have planted new trees and only to have them destroyed by roaming deer looking for a tasty snack. Deer are attracted to a wide assortment of plants and trees and they will strip them bare. There are many products...

  • House-martins under the eaves

    18 July 2017

    Some families of house-martins have built their nests under the eaves. Laboriously they have collected mud from a nearby pond, and with skill and patience have built the cup-shaped houses in which to make their nests, lay their eggs and rear their young....

  • Slabs

    21 July 2017

    Several plants are growing on substantial of stome slabs. The house-leek, sometimes called sempervivum, can live in very dry conditions; it has thick, fleshy leaves that can store water, and its pretty pink flower blossoms in this July. The yellow stonecrop...

  • Washington D.C. Rainbow Pool

    22 July 2017

    Would you like to splish and splash in Washington D.C.'s Rainbow Pool? For example it is a very hot day. There is hardly any shade nearby. But there is a cool pool, fed by a fountain. There are other people and children splishing and splashing in the...

  • The Giraffe.

    13 May 2018

    Necks and Names The very long neck of the giraffe is another example of the way in which animals evolve to suit their conditions of life. The giraffe feeds on leaves, so it has a long neck and long legs to reach the branches of tall trees. Right down...

  • The Ilex

    13 May 2018

    The Ilex The Ilex is also known as the Holm Oak, or the evergreen Oak. Both these names are really better than Ilex, because Ilex is the scientific name for the holly and this tree is an oak and not a holly. It was introduced into Britain from the Mediterranean...

  • You have lost your name: Nelly Sachs

    14 May 2018

    You’ve lost your name but the world rushes up and offers you a grand choice You shake your head yet your beloved once found you the needle in the haystack Hark: he’s calling you now Dein Name ist dir verlorengegangen aber die Welt eilt herzu und bietet...

  • What Are Cliques?

    14 May 2018

    What Are Cliques? Cliques are groups of friends, but not all groups of friends are cliques. The thing that makes a group a clique is that they leave some kids out on purpose. Usually one or two popular children control who gets to be in the clique and...

  • Why is Facebook free?

    14 May 2018

    Do you know why Facebook is free? Because they track your exact location all hours of the day. They track every word you say in “private” messages. They track every website you visit when you’re not on Facebook, even the naughty ones. They also do this...

  • The felling of Holly Trees

    14 May 2018

    This was inspired by I Hate Lawyers @AlvinB1959 He told me about the felling of trees Specifically the felling of the Holly Trees The cutting timber way back in his youth. He remembered cutting down Holly Trees and that they had to be careful trimming...

  • A concern for the future.

    14 May 2018

    A concern for and commitment to promoting the well-being of future generations. To encompasses things like teaching, mentoring, activism, leadership, and other prosocial activities aimed at leaving a positive legacy of the self for future generations....