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February 7, marked the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens and I’ve seen reports of several productions to mark the occasion. The BBC You Tube video is a terrific cartoon and helps us get to know Dickens in a memorable way. Enjoy the video below:

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A group of about 70 books each with 5 to 15 leaves and bound by lead rings, recently discovered,  could be the earliest Christian writing in existence have survived for almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. A flash flood apparently exposed two niches (plugs) inside the cave. One was marked with the Jewish symbol […]

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Sandy on January 24th, 2011

Imber is a village on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, that was deserted after being taken over by troops for training during the Second World War. The entire population of the village was evacuated in December 1943 and they’ve never been allowed to return. Fifty years ago, in 1961, thousands of people marched into […]

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