Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry Van Dyke   PRE-ORDER: THE ONE MY HEART LOVES & THE GRAND UNION About The Tenafly Road Series: “Characters so…

1916. The bride wore black.

Originally posted on Equinoxio:
La mariée était en noir. The bride wore black. June 1916. Exactly a century ago. WWI had started two years before. Two years of massive slaughter. For nonsignificant gains in the front line in the north and northeast of France. My grandfather, Louis Prodault, his brothers, cousins and in-laws, had been…

Mary Shelley’s Mathilda: A Maiden in Love with Death

Originally posted on Byron's muse:
Ahh, gothic maidens, incest and death; three things I love in a novel! I am in such a Gothic mood these days and how convenient that Mary Shelley will be celebrating her birthday soon; this Thursday, 30th August, marks the 221st anniversary of her birth. Did you not get…

Antietam: Is it the Most Critical Battle of the War?

Originally posted on Ray's Civil War Corner:
What is the impact of Antietam? The Battle of Antietam makes every list of the Civil War’s greatest battles, in terms of both scale and effects. All know that it was a frighteningly bloody and vicious affair that saw about 3,560 killed and 17,300 wounded within one…

Bookmarked Bits

Originally posted on A.M. Pine – Hearth Ridge Reflections:
An old Milwaukee Brewer’s ticket, a receipt for Goldfish crackers, and a yellowed photograph. Torn-edged Emily Dickinson poems, exotic postcards with black squiggly postmarks from long ago, and fluorescent hued post-it notes. Advertisements, crumpled bits of paper with phone numbers, and love letters. Thank you…

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky

Originally posted on The Müscleheaded Blog:
Today, I have something a little different for you. You might or might not know, –that I have spent much of my life pursuing the study of comparative religions. In particular, I have been interested in religious communities… ……. and have visited many of them along the way.…

DEVOTION

Originally posted on My Window:
DEVOTION he said, the young man at my side “Now I understand.” Sitting in a mighty Cathedral for the first time, this beautiful young man just looked; his eyes followed the marble pillars, the ceilings; work of incredible beauty and strength. I kept quiet whilst he drank it in. After…