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Thirteen Days

I watched a TV documentary recently titled “The Thirteen Most Dangerous Days in the History of the World” it was about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Almost forgotten today, but it was indeed a time when the world was facing Armageddon … Continue reading

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A First World War Story. My Theme for Remembrance

This was a story my father told me late one night in 1958 as we sat by a dying fire. He was smoking a last cigarette before beginning his nightly routine of winding the clock, putting the empty milk bottles … Continue reading

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World Statesman of the year Award????????

I sometimes wonder if I’m living on the same planet as some people! Steven Harper!! statesman of the year, can you believe that?? I sure can’t  We are asked to believe that Harper stands up for international democracy and human … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain 75 Years ago.

A flypast involving Spitfires and Hurricanes has taken place to mark 75 years since the decisive encounter of the Battle of Britain. A service was also held in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral to commemorate the anniversary. In the fight the … Continue reading

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Tis a Grand Day for the Irish

Tis a grand day in the Republic of Ireland. The nation voted overwhelmingly in favour of same sex marriage. What an amazing break through in Ireland, what an amazing break away from the domination of the Catholic church in Ireland. … Continue reading

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Sixty Years Ago this Month (HMS Ganges)

Sixty years ago on the 15th March 1955, I entered the gates of HMS Ganges, a boys Royal Naval Training establishment located in the village of Shotely England. A harsher place I have never known and yet they provided the … Continue reading

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Catching Pigs?—Bill C-51

A thought to remember, Marx said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.” There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the … Continue reading

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Ireland Surely Knows Better

I love this little Irish province known as Ulster, such a beautiful  green land of rolling hills and dales. However, its history has been one of turmoil, violence and war, Protestants against Catholics with the fear and hatred always just … Continue reading

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Last Hours of 2014

Well, here I’m again, on the threshold of another New Year, 75 already under my belt. Do I get excited? No.  Do I get older yes. Do I care? not much. As I look back and reflect on so many … Continue reading

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We Shall Remember Them. 11th November 2014

A day of quiet reflection. ———————— In Flanders Fields. ———————– In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row That mark our place and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the … Continue reading

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