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Many apologies for the downtime on the site today. What was supposed to be a very brief bit of maintenance - literally, minutes - got a bit more complicated and so we have been down for most of the day. Thank you for your patience.

A New Hope - ours to choose each day

“A New Hope” – that was the title of a daily reading forwarded to me today. It followed a special day yesterday for two individuals who, after meeting as colleagues, moved on from their shared employer to different offices, but their communications didn’t end and they eventually became engaged and got married yesterday. The reading today was about ‘lean not on your own understanding’ and it dawned on me that that is exactly what the action of ‘...

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What's the best way to load cherry picked stories into a new collection without bombarding th site with stories posted long ago. I'm ready now to collect and publish but it seems I'm going about the collection haphazardly because the stories that I want first automatically become the last stories in the collection. For example, I have many of my cherry piced stories collected on Aardvark Art Park but the last one I put in would be the first one...

The Madness of Prime Minister Johnson

The Madness of Prime Minister Johnson So anyway folks, to get back to luck and where we were before being abruptly interrupted by the consensus of opinion, Let’s discuss the resolution of how we live and die. the constitution of the masons. My opinion is to continue the culling, take what was never rightfully ours. The only argument is when to slaughter. But let’s back to luck and the masons, and if the bombs beget to blow. Some say, that after...

Kerry Hudson (2019) Lowborn

Perhaps we should start a book review by stating the obvious about God, everything and nothing. Books are holy to me, a companion to reality as I experience it. Entertainment and ecstasy, from the Greek, meaning a going out of ourselves, while actually staying in with a good book as long as it’s not fake, middle-class wordplay, wankery. Kerry Hudson book is a good book. She is one of us, working class, but I don’t like the title, Lowborn. ‘They...

The Favourite - Film Review (Spoiler, not my favourite movie!)

The critics thought this was wonderful, the public less so - I can see why in this barrowload of hysterical, historical power-struggle vomit. Queen Anne has gone off her nut after none of her 17 babies lived. Lady Sarah Churchill has a lot of power and control over her but step by step Abigail Hill, a dispossessed aristo who enters the house as a maid ousts Sarah off her perch There's a constant atmosphere of sex and violence and sexualised...

The Road to Red Square

Being the fourth part of The Moscow ChroniclesI Follow the link s for Part 1 - Moscow Calling , Part 2 - Taksi! and Part 3 - Night in the City I awoke bright and early the next morning. Well, it was relatively early for me and I’m never all that bright in the morning, but I did my best. I staggered down to the dining room which was somewhat gloomy, which rather matched my mood. The gloom was a consequence of the fact that it was below street...

The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files, BBC 2, BBC iPlayer, directed by Tim Kirby and David Ross.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00068sk/the-unwanted-the-secret-windrush-files Historian David Olusoga investigates the story, behind the story, of the Windrush Scandal. He unearths government papers to show the duplicity and hypocrisy of the British Government in creating ‘a hostile environment’ for those considered undesirable because of skin colour. Who can forget Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists? Enoch Powell and his ‘...

Calling all poets!

‘Hear me raw’ is a monthly poetry reading hosted on Skype for those people who can’t make live readings due to geography, nerves or simply because sometimes life gets in the way. The brainchild of internationally recognised journalist Hannah Storm and published poet Alex Smith (london_calling79) ‘Hear me raw’ seeks poets who are willing to read live via Skype (audio only at the moment) and to share the beauty of their craft with other poets...

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