Tag Archives: France

And Still I Stand This Very Day, With a Burning Wish to Fly Away

Looking for the Summer (1991) Look deep into the April faceA change is clearly taking placeLooking for the summer The eyes take on a certain gazeAnd leave behind the springtime daysGo looking for the summer This ain’t no game of … Continue reading

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Could a 1st Century Conquest be Echoed in the 13th Century?

The Destruction of the Second Temple (August 4, 70 AD) Sometimes, I surprise even myself. No, I am not putting myself in the thick of things during Titus’ destruction of Jerusalem, but I am being shown some interesting echoes. The … Continue reading

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What Happened When a Revolution was “Stolen”

June Rebellion (June 5-6, 1832) Paris is a hotbed of rebellion: always was; always will be. The French Republic took more than 45 years to finally settle into the permanent version we know today. This skirmish was romanticized in the … Continue reading

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When an Author Names a Character to Make a Point

Les Misérables: Cosette It’s a very wee example of the irony that comes from the naming of characters in a story. Victor Hugo has an advantage over the rest of us: he was there during the Paris uprising. So, whether … Continue reading

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Was There Anyone More Miserable Than This Man?

Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) It’s not often that an individual can know exactly when he was conceived, but Victor Hugo did, and he encoded the date into one of his most famous stories. Since Hugo’s … Continue reading

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And Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…

Les Misérables (2019) Sometimes, timing is everything. When the musical of the same name was finally filmed in 2012, we all thought, ‘How wonderful!’ And the songs were memorable, too. Now, the CBC have started to show the BBC miniseries, … Continue reading

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Misinformation: Another Echo in History?

Storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789 This event is considered to be the start of the French Revolution. Does it seem familiar? I was inspired to look at this event, after the breach of the Capitol Building on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Head Him Off at the Roncevaux Pass

Count Roland (Died August 15, 778 AD) Now that I understand how the death of one life can link with the birth in another, I have decided to revisit the demise of Roland, to see if the facts stand up … Continue reading

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The Original Seer from the 16th Century

Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566) I’ve written about Nostradamus before. But I never thought about trying to do his birth chart, until today. (You might call it an inspired decision.) All the astrology sites (and … Continue reading

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The Seeker and the Seer

Lars Muhl (November 14, 1950) I wouldn’t even be contemplating writing this blog if I hadn’t starting meeting this man in my dreams. It began two nights ago, when Lars showed up at a group get-together. I’d been following him … Continue reading

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