No. Don’t Stop the Carnival 14

No. Don’t Stop the Carnival
When I was young, a carnival was a travelling funfair or a parade. Today ‘Carnival’ and ‘Mardi Gras’ are used in the UK for organised street festivals like the Manchester Mardi Gras and the Notting Hill Carnival – both in August. The above illustrate how word meanings change over time. The originally Carnival or Carne ...

Anne of a Thousand Days 34

Anne of a Thousand Days
Anne of the Thousand Days was a 1969 film about Henry VIII’s 2nd wife Anne Boleyn. The film, adapted from the 1948 Broadway play, starred Richard Burton and Geneviève Bujold in the leading roles. It explores Anne’s rise to become Henry’s wife, her marriage and execution, which according to the film, lasted a 1,000 days ...

Camelot 14

Camelot
I often wondered why historians referred to the JFK’s presidency as ‘Camelot.’ Camelot was Arthur’s capital, and like everything to do with Arthur, its origins are shrouded in mystery. No one is sure where the name came from. There is no consistent spelling in early manuscripts: which is not unusual. Some suggest it might be ...

Miss, a Word in your Ear 34

Miss, a Word in your Ear
  The divinity of Christ divided Christians from the earliest days. The fallout lasted over 500 years. Christians wondered if Jesus was God or merely similar to God? Was he both God and Man? It seems trivial to us, but to them it was paramount. If Jesus was God, he did not suffer on the ...

Rest Ye Merry 20

Rest Ye Merry
I was invited by Robbie Cheadle at https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com to participate in the Anything but Books tag.  Read her thoughts here: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/anything-but-books-tag/ I want to thank Robbie by dedicating a song to her. No, I am not going to sing. Yes, I heard your collective sigh of relief. ‘Cat Black the Wizard’s Hat’ is one of ...
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