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Welcome to my
Commonplace Book!

In the late Middle Ages, scholars started using “Commonplace Books” to collect knowledge of all kinds. These were not journals, but more like scrapbooks to gather quotes, letters, scientific formulae, and personal thoughts. Famous commonplace books were maintained by Thomas Jefferson, Francis Bacon, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. Sherlock Holmes himself solved a number of crimes by referencing his commonplace books!

This website isn't so much a blog as my own digital commonplace book where I keep items of personal interest.

I hope you enjoy it!

“The Pelican in Her Piety”

“The Pelican in Her Piety”

In medieval times, the pelican was believed to peck its breast in order to feed its young with its own blood.   Additionally, it was believed it could revive its dead young with its blood as well.  The parallels between the pelican and Christ both feeding, nourishing their children with their blood is obvious.

 

This window is located @ Sacred Heart Church in Bath PA. 

Refer to “How to Read a Church” by Richard Taylor. 

Enron Building, Houston TX

Enron Building, Houston TX

Heroism on Record: Ensign Allen Flory, USNR

Heroism on Record: Ensign Allen Flory, USNR