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SIR ISAAC NEWTON IS BEING CANCELLED – PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATIONS

SIR ISAAC NEWTON PURCHASED SHARES IN THE SOUTH SEAS COMPANY WHICH TRADED IN SLAVES I recently learned that the University ...
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WRITING – WRITER’S BLOCK, AND INSPIRATION OR STRUCTURE

Somebody asked me about Writer's Block - Not being able to write: I replied: Okay, I have written lots - ...
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Son of Two Fathers – The Renaissance – Mantua – Andrea Mantegna – Virtuoso of Space

ANDREA MANTEGNA'S HOUSE IN MANTUA: Andrea Mantegna, the court painter to the Gonzagas of Mantua, had a talent for conjuring ...
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Son of Two Fathers, The Renaissance and Andrea Mantegna – Camera Picta – Oculus

While writing the novel "Son of Two Fathers" - (2019 House of Anansi Press) - set in the Renaissance between ...
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Painting of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Conjuring Venice – Writing Historical Fiction with All Five Senses

I may be old-fashioned, but I believe that bodily, visceral energies are essential for writing fiction. When I was asked ...
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