family history

Career alternatives

on January 28, 2016

Pootling through the archives, I found this post on a potential alternate career as a courtesan if I’d lived a few centuries ago… So it occurred to me that, in a different time and place, the job of courtesan might have been a rather good career choice for me. Well, aside from the inherent unpleasantness…

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Pondering the motto…

on November 5, 2015

A visit to the archives on the subject of the motto with a few additional thoughts… I am intrigued by the notion of mottos–the words we would use to describe our intentions or our values. If this were the fourteenth century, we might carve them on the lintels of our stately manors or embroider them…

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