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A comprehensive directory for Day Tripping

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About seventeen years ago, I had the occasion to visit a new museum that opened near Trafalgar square in London, UK. The display was divided into two sections, the first being a walkthrough of the bunker offices where Churchill and his command team operated during WWII.

The second part of…

Life is filled with Crossroads. Choosing those which fire the imagination

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As we move through life we are met with choices. If you move slowly, the choices are bountiful, and sometimes too many.

So you speed up a bit, travelling past successive crossroads at a pace where a decision isn’t an option. Then, you find you’re moving faster and faster, and…

Tough to look at, and hard to kill

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Remember the joke that went around when The Rolling Stones announced their Steel Wheels Tour way back in 1989?

People were calling it the Steel Wheelchairs tour because, at the time, the ageing rockers were approaching their 50s. …

At least, my family thinks I am

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The play on words aside, a better fiction writer is what I aspire to be, and reading better writers like Liam Ireland and Britni Pepper inspire me to pick up my game. Finding these terrific writers on ILLUMINATION-Curated and ILLUMINATION has somehow lit a fire in my brain.

Their inspiration…

How to get more from your viewing experience

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Movies of the past still hold magical powers of imagery and symbolism that resonate today.

If you appreciate the artistry and detail that goes into filmmaking and you would like to explore cinema’s rich and diverse history with a discerning eye, please join me on a journey of rediscovery. …

Medical Science Genius

By CDC — CDC Public Health Image Library, photo ID # 7356http://phil.cdc.gov/ (search for "7356"), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1831989

Jonas Salk was born in 1914 to Jewish parents in New Jersey. The family then moved to East Harlem where Jonas and he entered a school for gifted academics at the age of thirteen. Salk then studied Medicine at New York University while working at a medical lab part-time.

Jonas…

Spookfest Halloween Poetry Challenge

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There once was a woman from Peel
Who shut off from what was real
Or so she thought,
Yet the device she had bought
Wasn’t presenting the full deal

She took the phone back to the store
Where the clerk tried selling her more
But the woman got a chill
and swallowed the…

And now for something completely…familiar

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What hasn’t been said about the Minister of Silly walks? John Cleese is 82 years young, but he’s always been an old soul. Perhaps it’s because his father was an insurance salesman.

Born in 1939, Cleese eventually attended Cambridge University to study Law. …

Welcome To Spookfest Halloween Poetry Challenge

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Tread carefully but do join in the fun at WUTM’s first annual Spookfest.

Our fearless leader, Claire Kelly has her fangs out to take a bite out of this challenge. We’re hoping you will warm to this cold-blooded gauntlet and take a stab. …

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