Black and mixed raced people.

Lately, there has been a great deal of debate on black and white binary perceptions, in all media. As the manager of a grade 4 concession for British Shoe Corporation, I interviewed for a supervisor in 1984/5 and recruited my first “black” member of staff. I was just nineteen years old. However, I believe thatContinue reading “Black and mixed raced people.”

On abortion; a positive story.

Beautybeyondbones.com inspired this post. I just read her post, which is a little political. Although it is also anti-abortion. For some reason, I’ve been thinking about this subject, of late, myself. Let’s just say I know a woman to whom it was once suggested she have an abortion by her well-meaning father-in-law. That woman hadContinue reading “On abortion; a positive story.”

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, The Film based on the book; released in 2020.

As a child, I loved David Copperfield. I had forgotten what a good story it was, until January of 2020 when I went to the cinema and watched the film. The film is based on the story and is very contemporary, with regard to the problems with finding decent rented accommodation, particularly in Britain. DickensContinue reading “David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, The Film based on the book; released in 2020.”

When birds lie down

I come to you today, feeling empty. There are no more excuses. Today I witnessed a blackbird lying down in the grass like a cat. I had seen the pigeons do this a month ago, but I thought little of it. Perhaps they had become domesticated, since they had fallen out of their nest andContinue reading “When birds lie down”

NYTimes: Watch Full Video: Cuomo Holds Daily News Conference

Watch Full Video: Cuomo Holds Daily News Conference https://nyti.ms/3eYc5Rj This gives me hope. A stunning 14 minutes of sensible talk on how societal change can happen overnight. Bibliography: Courtesy of Reuters, New York Times, June 5th 2020 Accessed 5-6-2020 Image by Gill Adams, 1992-1996

Why are we killing ourselves? Money?

I am writing this in May 2020. On Friday, the air was so clear that you could see for miles. It was a day with high winds. I was out on a 17 k walk across farms and open country, and I watched in awe as an oak tree of around 70 years old, dancedContinue reading “Why are we killing ourselves? Money?”

Play “List” – Discover Prompts

Here’s my playlist: With thanks to Jeff Streeby for the artwork choices and production manager on the playlist. The voice is my own. It happened by accident. I mean, that’s how I see it. Of course every moment of my life led up to it: That day when, walking down the road with Simon Fuller,Continue reading “Play “List” – Discover Prompts”

Roses and Brimstone

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Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

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