Tag Archives: growth

“I KNOW MY OWN” – What is my response?

The guillemot is the common name for several species of seabird in the auk family. The small arctic seabird lives on the rocky cliffs of northern coastal regions, breeding on narrow cliff ledges in dense colonies that vary in size … Continue reading

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THIS MASSIVE BRIDGE started from a kite string

Nearly 170 years ago, the mighty Niagara Falls, previously known only to the local Native Americans, was becoming the new tourism Mecca, but the only way to cross the imposing gorge was to go upstream and take a turbulent ride … Continue reading

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THREATENED BY A RAT – it could have changed the war!

Sir Frederick Handley Page, CBE, FRAeS (1885 – 1962) was an English industrialist who was a pioneer in the aircraft industry and was known as the father of the heavy bomber. He was best known for large aircraft such as … Continue reading

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STUNTED GROWTH: Novelty or tragedy

Have you ever seen a bonsai tree? The best ones have all the features and appearances of a fully-grown tree but only have a small fraction of the size.

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MENDELSSOHN, the great composer and organist, was refused permission to play the great Silbermann organ.

GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN was commissioned by Freiburg Cathedral, in 1711 to construct a new organ of three manuals and pedals with 44 registers. This was completed in 1714 and is regarded as the greatest of all organs. It is still there … Continue reading

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THEY CAN ALL DO IT – some for longer than others . . .

Professor J A Carlson, in his book ‘Your Body’ writes about the need for food.  All living beings can go without food but some can last much longer than others without it.  He gives a few examples.

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ONE LIFE? OR TWO? what do they see?

Two little saplings grew side by side, crossing each other in their growth. In time, the bark of each was wounded as the two rubbed against each other.  Then the sap mingled and slowly they became united.

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