Monthly Archives: June 2017

This article is a response to my month-long residency at Colonial Williamsburg published on their official blog, MakingHistoryNow.org My residency in Williamsburg will remain a shining time in my life and in my family’s. I remain forever indebted to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for its generous recognition of my work. Look for “Miralles & Rendon” a new play I’m writing describing the strange sojourn of Spain’s first, de facto ambassadors to the recently named country: “The United States of America.”

Reflections of a Revolutionary in Residence

“Papi, am I a princess?” “Yes, Anabella, you are. But we all are. In our country every one of us is a king or a princess,” I said, echoing...

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Everything stems from the certitude that time is running out

…You use hourglass metaphors without a hint of irony

Cleaning electric razors upset you because there’s only white stubble

…You actually choose one side of the bed over the other

Sex is a rarely-visited and exotic destination

…you buy a selection of colognes to break up the boredom

Women won’t look back at you when you walk past, so dogs become a sudden and unanticipated blessing

…and coffee becomes your drink of choice

Your attention is directed to the leaves fallen from trees

…browning, pointy brittle

You pick up everyone else’s garbage, the

…flotsam/jetsam of more earnest (read “younger”) people

You’re good with your hands in...

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Five Rarely Seen Photos of Normandy 1944

Today is 6th June: the anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces landed on the Normandy coastline. D-Day and Normandy has prompted thousands of books, and during the campaign many thousands of photos were taken on both sides of the battlefield. These are a small selection of rarely seen images.

I wanted to post this today, the 73 anniversary of D-Day, Northern France, follow the link to read more.

The pictures above are from a website authored by Mr. Paul Reed, an historian who divides his time between France and England. He can be seen on @BBC & @Channel4 with specialism in WW1 & WW2.  Author with @penswordbooks. Battlefield guide @LegerHolidays....

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JUAN MIRALLES TRAYLLÓN, EL ESPAÑOL QUE MURIÓ EN LA CASA DE GEORGE WASHINGTON

por Luis Manuel Moll Juan

“En plena guerra de la independencia, este español, ayudó a George Washington a obtener la victoria sobre las fuerzas inglesas.”

Juan de Miralles Trayllón, nació en la localidad alicantina de Petrer el 23 de julio de 1713, hijo de un capitán de infantería, que defendió la causa del rey Felipe V durante la guerra de la Secesión Española.

Su padre, que compartía su procedencia bearnesa con la mayoría de los franceses radicados en el levante español en aquella época, se había mudado a Alicante como oficial de las tropas felipistas para liderar los combates contra los partidarios del...

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The Buddhist Path – Footprint of the Buddha

A look at how Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka and India. Ronald Eyre meets [the late] Venerable Ananda Maitreya a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka. Categories: Ananda Maitreya, Theravada, Video Tags: Buddhist film

I never mention my practice as I guard it very closely in my life. It’s too personal. I’ve been a Buddhist for over 4 years now, after having taken my vows. Please enjoy this primer to the Mahayana School of Buddhism–it’s an oldie but a goodie…

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Building a 400-Year-Old Collection of Weapons

At the Governor’s Palace alone, 230 muskets-including 80 original pieces-are on display along with 18 reproduction pistols and nearly 300 reproduction swords. But that’s just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the arms and militaria collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

At the Governor’s Palace alone, 230 muskets—including 80 original pieces—are on display along with 18 reproduction pistols and nearly 300 reproduction swords. But that’s just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the arms and militaria collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

Palace SwordsErik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts and Numismatics (coins, paper currency, and...

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