Mona Lisa…..Smile!

It is said that the Mona Lisa  is “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.” The painting, according to Total History (2015), is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).   The subject…

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Sir Charles and His Journey to Discover a Palsy – Part 1: The Family

Well known for his industry, determination and eloquence John Bell (1676-1708), was a Presbyterian minister who presided over the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland upon the death of William III (1650-1702).   His son, William Bell (1704-1779), left the Presbyterians and became quite well known in the Scottish Episcopal Church at a time when it was under…

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