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Thoughts and observations from London

September 11, 2022 Joanna Bogle 5

The atmosphere in London is solemn, but not sad. The crowds at Buckingham Palace have been huge, and the mood is one of sharing in something sacred, important, history-making. It is dramatic, but not in […]

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Procession in London

September 29, 2021 Joanna Bogle 3

We surged out of the Church of the Assumption into Warwick Street where a large crowd was waiting. It took some minutes to get the procession formed as the numbers were substantial, but it was […]

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Litter in London, Perspective on Poland

June 2, 2021 Joanna Bogle 8

How strangely things sometimes work out. In the surreal days of the Coronavirus lockdown, I continued and expanded a self-appointed role as picker-up of litter. Beer cans, old pizza boxes, wrappers of chocolate bars—it’s mostly […]