Footsteps of the Saint-Simonians in Cairo

When I visited Cairo in 2013 the Arab Spring had not yet devolved to utter bloody chaos throughout the region, though anyone could see the trend.  In Cairo I sought the Franciscan Friars’ Oriental Studies Library intent on researching the pioneering men and women who traveled from France to Egypt in 1833-34 with Barthélemy ProsperContinue reading “Footsteps of the Saint-Simonians in Cairo”

Forest Glen :: National Park Seminary

Once upon a time the land surrounding Washington, D.C. was forested. Residents escaped the summer heat of the city for the highlands of Forest Glen just over the border between Washington and Montgomery County Maryland. In 1894, a  posh boarding school for young ladies was shaped out of a rustic country inn. The private schoolContinue reading “Forest Glen :: National Park Seminary”

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