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Open Gate to the Bodleian Library

The Ivory Towers of Oxford

The gate swung open for me in Oxford, its shadow like a lady’s fan widening its welcome in the bright morning sun, the ivory towers of the fabled Bodleian Library reaching skyward in the distance.

Bodleian Medieval Library


Because I love words and dictionaries, you will find here many explorations of the meaning and current use of words [...]

The First Writing unique center spread

The First Writing

2004 10 pages 8 in.H x 6 in.W x .5 in.D Unique calligraphic manuscript accordion book. Symbols from Newgrange, a [...]


Prose and Letters offers a broad selection of inspirational words in small affordable art pieces to give or keep.   [...]