Author: jolsen

  • Introduction for ‘Churchill’s England’

    Los Angeles Here’s the letter that I emailed out to my contacts this past weekend: ———————- Dear friends, family, and colleagues, As many of you know, if we’ve spoken recently, I’ll be taking a trip at the end of the month with The Churchill Centre and the International Churchill Society called, ‘Churchill’s England’. There will […]

  • Choosing a Book to Read

    Los Angeles The first time that I decided to read a book specific to a city that I was visiting was while I was in Florence three or four years ago. I found it was a brilliant and much more engaging experience to be in the midst of reading a volume about Michelangelo’s creation of […]

  • Early Preparations for the Trip

    Los Angeles Time for some early preparations. I’m counting down the twenty days left before departure —all very exciting indeed! I’ll be leaving on May 18, 2006, and flying from Los Angeles directly to Heathrow on United flight 934. I’ve been planning now for weeks about what to pack and organizing everything for my departure. […]

  • Churchill’s England

    In the autumn of 2005 I received a package from The Churchill Center in Washington DC announcing plans for a trip to England, “Churchill’s England: The 12th Churchill Tour”. It’s interesting the timing because in the last year I’ve been thinking a lot about educational holidays. Yes, it’s nice to go and you see the sights and treasures […]

  • A Study of Leadership

    I’ve always had a keen interest in the great leaders of history. I’m fascinated by what makes some people ordinary and others extraordinary. For as long as I can remember I’ve had had an immense admiration for Winston Churchill partly because of the fact that he had to overcome great obstacles in order to achieve […]