NOW THAT I can look back across the years from the so-called vantage point of experience in two World Wars,travel throughout a large part of the world,and c
That first time was not to be forgotten.He was 16,the youngest of seven,a small skinny boy from the grimmest part of Manchester.His father was dead;his moth
I guess the creed of all human beings embraces the desire to leave their mark on the moral world,when they pass to the immortal one.Maybe this is even the s
Some years ago,I started to look at the stars through high-powered binoculars and began reading books written by astronomers for people like me.I became an
In every one of the higher religions,there is a strain of infinite optimism on the one hand and on the other,a profound pessimism.In the depths of our being
Benedictus,Benedicat,per Jesum Christum,DominumNostrum.Amen.
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