Worthington’s Connection To Myanmar

  The news in recent days centered on President Obama going on a rather surprising visit to Burma/Myanmar.   This is of curious interest to me, and I suspect to many of our local immigrants who happen to be from this nation.   A distant connection came to mind as I listened intently of what…
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Part #3 – Speakers Corner-London

    We catch the tube and pop out of the underground at Hyde Park/Speakers Corner.  In past centuries this is where the condemned would be hung before a jeering crowd.   However, your last wish is granted and you are allowed to speak your mind, whether it be about the king or queen or about religion or…
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Traditional Shops Of London-Part Two

  Our photographer friend Brian Benson has graciously given us passage into his view of London. He is a noted photographer in London. He has numerous credits to his name, people on the street know his name. He is known throughout the city and well beyond. Brian was put in charge of the photography for…
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Minnesota To Manarola-Cinque Terra’ Trekking

From Minnesota to Manarola – Cinque Terra Trekking! billkeitel We catch the tube (subway) to Heathrow and find out that our flight to Genoa has been canceled. We rearrange everything and head to Paris to catch connecting flight to our destination, Genoa and then on to the Cinque Terra of Italy. As we arrive via…
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The Traditional Shops Of London-Communique’

  I’ve spent my life in retail and have had the good fortune to make a modest living in a community of 10,000.   My profession as a leathersmith has always made me feel that I was born 100 yrs to late.    The 1870’s was a good time to be a harness maker, shoemaker or…
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