Pam finds the “Faith Room” in the Natural History Museum

Who would have imagined that the Natural History Museum, often called “The Cethedral of Science” had a “Faith Room”? Pam Frese.
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Time Passages: Greenwich

1.Getting There     In a sense we were going back in time as we traveled to Greenwich–essentially a late 17th century planned town–so it made sense to take a boat (albeit a motorized one), even as we began our … Continue reading
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Charles Darwin and “Deep Time”

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
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On to Greenwich

A Thames River trip today to the Royal Observatory. Time and space intertwine as we will stand on the Prime Meridian.
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Poets’ Corner

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
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Sacred and Secular Space

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
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The Cooper Plots – Ecological Succession in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

I recently had the pleasure to work with a team of ecologists for eight days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The point of the trip was to reoccupy and expand investigations of the Cooper Plots established over 100 … Continue reading
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Altered Time and Liminal Space

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
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What’s Future Is Prologue

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
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What’s Past Is Prologue

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
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