Category Archives: Longevity & Legacy Portraits

Summer Shorts 53: Galileo’s Relic, Tales from the Tip of His Finger.

When in Florence, that Renaissance treasure box of historical figures, I choose to wander solo about the enthralling walkable city, on and off the main streets to enter locations where I know I will meet the spirits of some of the city’s most famous notables – Dante, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Machiavelli, all those Medici and

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Summer Shorts 52: A Father’s Tale of the Farthing Breakfast.

Feeding hungry school children is sadly so, a global need; and school breakfast programs still exist in some form or other in low, middle and high income countries all around the world. Got me thinking, turning back the clock in history, should it be surprising to see how some issues follow us through the course

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Summer Shorts 50: Physical Energy & A Memorial to Everyday People Heroics

My third quick blog musing for the lazy, hazy days of summer 2022, subject matter featuring historical and/or whimsical icons of longevity. On a crisscross walk through Kensington Gardens in London, from Bayswater to the Serpentine Gallery, at some point you stand face to face with the bronze sculpture Physical Energy by 19th century artist

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Summer Shorts 49: Percy Bysshe Shelley, a Double Commemoration Year.

Another start to my quick blog musing for the lazy, hazy days of summer, subject matter featuring historical and whimsical icons of longevity. Something about the year 1792 – with its monumental stories, and a cast and crew of memorable characters – sits in the back of my mind. The year begins a month after

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