Monthly Archives: January 2013

Aspects of Courage


We hear of a man standing fearlessly before his house or farm. Standing to protect it and his family against an advancing army or some looting gang: hopelessly outgunned and dying bravely but in vain, unbowed: a victim, partly, of his own  nobility . How we admire … Continue reading

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Talent Spotting For Dummies


As a young teenager my main passions were football, and history. You can’t “do” history, or at least not if you’re a small boy, because it’s all in the past, and Henry XIII is too busy getting married again to discuss his … Continue reading

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Historical Perspectives


There is a hobby, not always shyly indulged, for revealing, as a counterpoint to  cramped circumstances, that some ancestor did something famous in a battle, or lived in a castle or was the King of Wongolia or whatever it might be. Reflecting on … Continue reading

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A Raindrops Heritage


I’ve sometimes been gripped by the image of the raindrop, formed of moisture and dropping from the clouds. Some bigger, or smaller, moving faster or slower or in different ways than the human eye can ever distinguish. I imagine them pointing out … Continue reading

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Plastic Penguin with a Propeller on it’s Nose


A Blogging contact, ( aawa ) recently wrote a post about a conversation she had with her freezer. I don’t speak German, but I think the general drift was the freezer was warning her not to leave the door open too long. … Continue reading

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The Homeless Circle Of Experience


Over the holiday season, a friend who had been lost to the organised world for a couple of years was found and stayed with us for a time. Behind the cheery smile and sense of fun, his life had imploded in some … Continue reading

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Moments That Last A Lifetime


Among other things, when I was a kid I used to read of knights, and heroes and daring individuals fighting for the truth and the safety of their family against all manner of evil. We all knew who the hero was, and evil … Continue reading

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