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Today in London we will visit the Natural History Museum. Often called a “cathedral of nature” the museum is home to many of the specimens collected by Charles Darwin. This will be our second experience with Darwin on the trip. … Continue reading
A Thames River trip today to the Royal Observatory. Time and space intertwine as we will stand on the Prime Meridian.
So Pam asked me yesterday if Westminster Abbey was haunted. As far as I know, we only have one instance of a ghostly manifestation and that’s Elizabeth I who was probably peeved that she’d been buried in the same tomb … Continue reading
Time alters when you are a group of eight: it takes longer to get your food at a restaurant, but waiting in line seems to take less time when you’re chatting with colleagues about things like how long it takes … Continue reading
As John Neuhoff’s readings for the Hales Group reminded us, our apprehension of time changes depending on our pscyhological state. Jet lag and the claustrophobic space of airlines can add to the subjectivity of time. But, despite the usual mishaps, … Continue reading
The Museum of London worked poems into its displays. Two I particularly enjoyed. One argued that the present will be viewed as the past, with an emphasis on the human form. We act cognizant of the eyes from a distant … Continue reading
The Museum of London worked poems into its displays. Two I particularly enjoyed. One argued that the past is in every aspect of the modern world, especially in buildings. The author emphasized structures as the past shaping the present. Path … Continue reading
The Museum of London details its past, which of course included Roman origins. As the past influences us, what if we could influence the past? Suppose you could gift the ancient Romans one book; what would have the greatest impact? … Continue reading
Our adventures in other times and spaces: Our exciting trip to London and the surrounding area stems from our year long participation in a reading group sponsored by the Hales Fund established in honor of Stan Hales when he retired … Continue reading
The 2017 Hales group departs for London on August 6th. You can keep up with our adventures here and also follow us on twitter for up to the minute posts @Halesgroup2017.