Category Archives: Travel

Japanese Artistic Talents

Snippets 206. Recently we have been looking at a few choice quotes from Notes of a Nomad, by Canadian author Lady Harriet Julia Jephson, published in 1918. For the most part it is a journal of her travels, but it starts in … Continue reading

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A Harsh Swimming Lesson

Quick Quotes 30.  The following quote is taken from Notes of a Nomad, by Canadian author Lady Harriet Julia Jephson, published just over a hundred years ago in 1918.  For the most part it is a journal of her travels, but … Continue reading

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The Captain’s Table

Guest Post 15.  Captain Ernest Hyatt was a seafarer, master mariner and adventurer who also served in what was then the Royal North-West Mounted Police and had roughed it in the tropic, temperate and arctic zones and fought in the … Continue reading

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Life-threatening Bureaucracy

Quick Quotes 29.  This month we are looking at some entertaining quotes from A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir.  Muir (1838-1914) was a celebrated naturalist known as “John of the Mountains”, a key figure in the … Continue reading

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A Bumpy Ride in Knob Land

Quick Quotes 28.  This month we are looking at some entertaining quotes from A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir.  Muir (1838-1914) was a celebrated naturalist known as “John of the Mountains”, a key figure in the … Continue reading

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Neighbour Dispute (to the death)

Quick Quotes 27.  This month we are looking at some entertaining quotes from A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir.  Muir (1838-1914) was a celebrated naturalist known as “John of the Mountains”, a key figure in the … Continue reading

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Not Worth Robbing (Again!)

Quick Quotes 26.   We previously looked at a quote from A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, in which the author escaped being robbed on account of having little worth stealing.  Later in the same volume, he found himself in … Continue reading

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A Rat in the Face

Snippets 200.  Today marks something of a milestone on Windows into History, the 200th “snippet”.  If you will permit a little self-indulgence, I thought it would be nice to return to the subject of the very first “snippet”, from way back … Continue reading

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The Mock Trial

Snippets 199.  If you glance at that number to the left, you’ll see we are about to hit something of a milestone on Windows into History.  If you will permit a little self-indulgence, I thought it would be nice to return … Continue reading

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No Change for a Greenback

Snippets 197. John Muir (1838-1914) was a celebrated naturalist known as “John of the Mountains”, a key figure in the push for the establishment of National Parks in the USA. The following quote is taken from his account of A Thousand … Continue reading

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