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Jim Morrison's grave, 1986/2014

Lots of fans will be meeting up today at Père Lachaise for July 3, the 43rd anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. Oh, how things have changed. My first visit to Père Lachaise August 1986/July 2014 Dear photograph, My first, and long-awaited, visit to Jim Morrison’s grave was during the summer of 1986 as an exchange … Continue reading Dear photograph…

Abelard, the medieval punk monk

12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why all … Continue reading Abelard, the medieval punk monk

♫ Chanson (Living Next To Jim)

A story of Père Lachaise Cemetery, written and performed by Paul Hemphill at the Screw Soapers Guild, 14th December 2013. — Paul Hemphill