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Stately house, part III: Hardwick

Inspired by a recent cnn.com article about how to fund a British stately home or manor house in modern times, I thought I would write about how my three favorite houses have handled this.  For Wollaton, see here for Longleat, see here.  Finally, I … Continue reading

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Stately house, part II: Longleat

Inspired by a recent cnn.com article about how to fund a British stately home or manor house in modern times, I thought I would write about how my three favorite houses have handled this.  For Wollaton, see here.  Next up: … Continue reading

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How hard can it be?

  I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently.  When I can master this shift in thought pattern, the rest of life seems to fall in place. Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds.  My mind seems to … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

The year is 1568. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled Scotland seeking refuge with her cousin Elizabeth. Instead, she finds herself imprisoned and turned over to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury. … Continue reading

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Trees

My daughter asked me the other day why I am so interested in trees all of a sudden.  She has noticed me researching trees, buying books about trees, and basically making the study of trees an obsession.  Why? Well, they … Continue reading

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