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Who is the Real Doctor Zhivago?

Boris Pasternak (February 10, 1890 – May 30, 1960) I watched this BBC program some time in 2018. It inspired me to read “Doctor Zhivago” all over again. It helped me to appreciate the man who wrote the book. Most … Continue reading

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“Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow…”

Joy Davidson (April 18, 1915 – July 15, 1960) Joy Davidson originally married C.S. Lewis to avoid being deported after her visa expired. It was a marriage of convenience that turned into something more for both of them, because they … Continue reading

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What’s All This About a “Poached Egg”?

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963) This post is in response to a HillFaith post I got in my email account today. Now, I have a great respect for C. S. Lewis. My parents thought he … Continue reading

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Honouring Their Love: She Outlived Them All

Hanako Ishii (May 13, 1911 – July 1, 2000) In the summer of 1936, a Japanese woman, Hanako Ishii, a waitress at a bar frequented by Sorge, moved into Sorge’s house to become his common-law wife. Of all of Sorge’s … Continue reading

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Too Bad (a Personal Memoir)

  If one could choose which course to take, the way would be so much easier to see. But life isn’t like that: most of the time one wanders around in a fog as if his eyes were blind, he … Continue reading

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Contrived: Romantic Movie Plot Twists

Serendipity (2001) We watched this Rom-Com movie the other night. In it, Sara sets a series of challenges for the Universe to prove that she and Jonathan should be together. This ‘proof’ is constantly challenged by missteps, accidents, and chance … Continue reading

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How to Secede in Life

The Royals Who Choose Love Over Duty As soon as Prince Harry started dating Meghan Markle, in 2016, I saw a parallel to what happened in 1936, when King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to be with … Continue reading

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Self-Sacrifice as the Greatest Love Story

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker I am mindful that all of my children (and even some of my grandchildren) have seen this movie before me. So, hopefully, they cannot accuse me of giving away the ending of this 9th … Continue reading

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Braving the New World

Outlander – Season Four Due to the rising costs of practically everything, I took the decision about two years ago to reduce our cable TV subscription. As a result, we lost the “W” Network and access to the Outlander series. … Continue reading

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Last Queen of the Nile

Cleopatra VII (November 2, 70 BCE – August 10, 30 BCE) For some reason, this woman is the most popular person in history to have people claim as a previous life. It makes me wonder if her spirit was so … Continue reading

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