Captain of Our Salvation

The Man of Mystery

How often have I been captivated by the masked man, the man of mystery, in stories and film?  The Man in the Iron Mask was reputed to be wrongly imprisoned heir to the throne of France, and was restored to his reign by the Three Musketeers.  The masked Lone Ranger, a...

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Eyesight

My family has issues with eyesight.  All of us wear glasses or contact lenses of some sort, and some have had cataract surgery.  My mother has glaucoma and other eye issues, which makes life difficult, although she manages to get around by familiarity with her...

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The Life Raft

When we were children, my brothers would at times try to build a floating raft, using spare boards and bits of rope.  We watched many dramatic films of life and death experiences aboard life rafts, battling waves and sharks and storms, and craved those exciting...

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The Blue Moon

At the finish of October this year, I chanced to gaze on the inky night sky to admire the lovely round face of the blue moon.  Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “once in a blue moon”, meaning “not very often”.  Indeed, a blue moon is the second of two full moons in...

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Black and White Photographs

I once took a class in black and white photography at a local art school, our first assignment being to take interesting photos to develop in the school photo lab.  I spent happy hours photographing the Rideau Canal locks in Ottawa, and the lovely sculptural art...

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The Sword of the Spirit

I have been fascinated with archaeology since I was young, immersed in our family’s National Geographic magazines and books.  Many hours were spent looking at the finds in Egypt and South America!  In recent years, I enjoy watching episodes of Time Team and Digging...

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Shirley Moulton

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