Elder Mentor tells the story of my first year at Oxford. It needs to be read in the order that it was posted to make sense. Please go to the Archive…
The time between the end of Trinity term in mid-June and the start of Michaelmas term in October is known as the Long Vacation. The Oxford students…
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As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, I have been compiling a family and friends cookbook. I tried nearly all of the 233 recipes and they are fanastic…
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I had not explored the Sheep’s Meadow that lies between Christ Church College and the River Thames nor walked the towpath along the river to Iffley…
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My avatar is actually a kaleidoscope. Its Greek meaning is “observation of beautiful forms,” which is how I think of myself, I am an observer of…
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Both Fictional and in Reality
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Things were going well for me at Oxford. As I wrote to my mother, “I have been nominated as one of four graduate students to sit on the Joint Hebdomadal…
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This is not Mother’s Day in England. Mothering Sunday, as it is called there, was on March 27. When I was in England, I had a hard time remembering…
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When I was a child in Sturgis, Michigan, I made small baskets out of construction paper and glued on the handles. On May morning, I took the baskets out…
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April 25, 1987
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Tomorrow I will be returning to the place that used to be the Rensing Center during its final days of official existence. So I want to share something…
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King's Cross Underground FireListen now (8 min) | On the evening of November 18, 1987, a fire broke out in the King’s Cross/St Pancras Tube station. Thirty-one people died and a…