Monthly Archives: September 2019

Irish terrorism in London in the 1990s

  The British government responded to these atrocities by erecting a ‘ring of steel’ in the city of London. Streets were cordoned off, narrowed and guarded by armed police. Chris Advertisements

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Louisiana’s maximum-security prison is medieval

The population of Texas is half that of the UK, while the state’s prison population is larger than those of the UK, France and Germany combined. But it is Louisiana that stands out. The state has almost 34,000 prisoners, 94 … Continue reading

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A gorilla walks into a bar

A gorilla walked into a bar and ordered a Martini. The bartender is amazed, but he thinks, “What the hell.” So he mixes the Martini. As he passes it across the bar the gorilla pays with a twenty pound note. … Continue reading

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Bruce M.

I wouldn’t call Bruce a friend, more an acquaintance that are so important to one’s life. He was important in the long past. He was a very noticeable youngish man, I’m guessing in his early to mid-thirties. He was very … Continue reading

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The appointment diary of a cat

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Football Review: England 5- Kosovo 3: September 2019

In the annals of English football this will count as yet another victory in a qualifying match for the European championships. And it is. Unfortunately all it does is feed Scottish style delusions. In the two halves England won one, … Continue reading

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My Balcony

From seven floors up The view is spectacular Just an ordinary day in autumn The nearby trees still in full leaf. Squirrels on their same crazy journey Using branches, as if vertical stepping stones Clearly convinced each leading step As … Continue reading

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