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September 2014

THE CLOTHESLINE OF FATE

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – September 2014. A minor incident at the weekend started me thinking again about the question of why things happen. I was writing an email to someone about a ship’s bell I’d seen in a museum store the day before. Realising…

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DRAWING WITH LIGHT

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – September 2014.   A young couple photographed at Southsea, Hampshire, probably early 1900s One hundred and seventy-five years ago this year, the invention of photography was announced to the world.   In January 1839, William Henry Fox Talbot read a paper…

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