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Hyphens where I live

A Breton nobleman named Alain de Porhoët settled in England during the reign of King Henry II, and on his arrival took the name Alan la Zouch.  He married one Alice de Belmeis was property included the Manor at Ashby in Leicestershire, which property was then called after him: Ashby de la Zouch. That is to say, the “Ash-tree settlement,” or the “Ash-tree farm” belonging to – de la in French –  Z0uch family.  And while the hyphens might have been optional and a variable back in the 13th century, just as the terminal ‘e’ on ‘ Zouche’  was optional, there is

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Earlier posts

Removing the wires

Telephone and telegraph wires, and even telegraph poles, can be a visual nuisance in photographs, and although it might be advisable to change one’s point of view to avoid them,

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Early camera phone examples

As I’ve noted elsewhere on this site, I was very easily converted from the expensive gear-heavy and highly technological world of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) photography when I first

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Advertising

There is a topic which threatens to induce daily apoplexy: intrusive advertising. Now, I recognise that advertising is necessary, and I would not and could not ban it entirely. But

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Photographic background

My first camera was the , a gift from my older brother John. It was a folding 2¼” square format film camera. Sadly I have long since disposed of it

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Oh my God, what do I say!

Romans 8.26 I suppose if you ask most people what Christians do, they might come up with the answer, “they pray a lot.” Well, I certainly prayed when I sat

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…even in these high seats there is both wheat, and tares

Even in the church. And we only have so much time and energy. We can spend it on “witch hunts” to somehow purify the church, to turf out the tares and keep us all safe from Satan (as if that were possible), or we can spend our time and energy developing strong roots of faith by which we absorb spiritual nourishment, and bear fruit for the Kingdom.

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