Comparative Mythology as Method

Comparative Mythology as MethodThe following post is an introduction to looking at Comparative Mythology as a study method and considering the structure of its possible methodologies. The purpose of this post is to lead on to an article and create a discussion about...

The Secrets of a Map

The Secrets of a Map Life can be seen as a journey into the unknown. Like most travellers going to where they have never been before, the journey is easier if you make use of a map. The Grail Quest is a map for the journey of life. The design of this map is an old one...

5 reasons why men love knowing The Rules

5 reasons why men love knowing The Rules There is something about knowing The Rules of the game are which appeals to a man. Whether it is football, cricket, politics, relationships or just in life, a man loves knowing The Rules. Go to any pub or bar and you will find...

The Rules

The MANual by Jack Adams Book One: The Rules There have been many books like this one in recent years so why is The MANual so different? Simply put, the writing behind this book has not come out of an academy of psychology, the writer is not a media celebrity...

Why are these books so important?

Why are these books so important to us in the here and now. Jack Adams has a collection of antiquarian books which are completely valueless. I collect books , old books, torn and sometimes coverless books. You can pick these up for as little as £2 at antiquarian book...

Cheapside Cross in 1547

Cheapside Cross in 1547 from page 313 of Old and New London by Walter Thornbury Volume I published in 1897 by Cassell & Company, Limited. The volume comes from the library collection of Jack Adams. The image carries the notation: CHEAPSIDE CROSS, AS IT APPEARED IN...

Ludgate Circus and Lambeth Palace

Ludgate Circus and Lambeth Palace from circa 1900 in the book 350 Views of London published by Parnell & Co., 63, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury Square, London, W.C.. This book is in the library collection of Jack Adams. The images themselves come from unnumbered...

The doors are now open

There is the chance to register for the mailing list but what do you get from doing so? Well, what you won’t get is an endless bombardment of e-mails, offers and marketing; that is guaranteed! What you will get is a newsletter which will be published twice a...

A Week of Progress

A dark Saturday night in Tokyo, and we are both still working away here. Our office is overly warm and stuffy due to my wife’s insistence that the heater is on full blast. I am tired, feeling quite heady, as with the beginnings of a cold, and tomorrow I have to...

On Some Faraway Beach

Some days are big days. Some days are small days. Some days are just ordinary days. Being able to tell what sort of a day you faced was a skill that William Fletcher-Jones prided himself on.

“Knowing your day is about planning and efficiency and that means to know yourself.”

This was William’s favourite little mantra which he often repeated to himself and to others. As a person who was fundamentally a Christian but had a soft spot for Buddhism, he was a man who placed a great deal of importance on all that he did and said. Looking around the breakfast table he nodded contently to himself. There before him sat his son, Theodore, his daughter, Matilda, and his wife, Margaret Fletcher-Jones, this was the family he had fathered and nurtured and of them he took great pride.

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