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The World Changed

My Dad was born, over a hundred years ago History say’s, a few short years before – The mayhem of war, sacked the Earth But Dad grew strong, even without his pop. So many young men, were killed So many … Continue reading

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Chaotic Farce

“Let me be clear, said the silver haired leader, This is no democracy, I don’t care what you think I’m right, well I always am, don’t think me neurotic My brilliance is clearly underrated as your cheerleader”. “I’m not so … Continue reading

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A wonderful insight into the charm of the Queen

The queen was having a meal with David Nott a surgeon who’d just returned from Aleppo. She asked, as she always does, where he was from and he said he’d just returned from Aleppo. She asked him what it was … Continue reading

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Politics over thirty six years

During my life as a hard line unionist I’ve considered myself to be on the left of main stream politics. In the late 1970s I was very tempted to join the Communist party but instead, in the summer of 1983, … Continue reading

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Andy

Andy was a type one diabetic He lived with that condition for years So many years, he became blasé about it Insulin injections commonplace. A big man, by any standards, And a personality to match He communicated easily With all … Continue reading

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A caring grandson

Grandson: Gran-ma I think you should do more walking. Grand-ma (sceptically): Really? Grandson: Yes. You could take the tortoise for a walk. It would do you good. Mike W.

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Book Review: Martin Cruz Smith ~ The Arkady Renko novels

The British Detective Inspector genre has reached new levels of sophistication in its numerous iterations. There is a pretty standard characterisation used by most authors and so thrillers depend almost entirely on ever more ingenious plots. However, no matter how … Continue reading

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