We often find humour even under the most dreadful circumstances; it is known as gallows humour. The never-ending recession has produced its own brand of wit. ‘With the market turmoil being what it is what’s the best way to make a small fortune? Start off with a large one’.
My new song “How Do We Keep Our Love” with lyrics by the wonderful British poet Michael Walsh-McLaughlin.
In a duet with a talented musician and actor Sergey Yakushev.
On November 11, 1965, Rhodesia, a self-governing British territory since 1923, declared itself a sovereign nation. The last country to declare UDI had been the United States two centuries earlier. Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) was a direct result of British betrayal.
The peoples of Western nations are advised or enforced to avoid crowds where people may be carrying the killer virus without their being aware of it. Avoid people who mix with others; policemen, journalists, politicians, leftists and migrants are toxic carriers of this dreadful bacillus.
Could there be more to the Hitler period of European history than we have so far been given to understand by the media, the intellectuals and pundits who are well paid to do our thinking for us?
The most beautiful words, “But, I love you.” The most painful words, “I love you, but.”
Change is inevitable but how we respond to change is a matter of choice. How many times I sat in despair at an unexpected misfortune. But, with the benefit of hindsight, things were never as bad as they at first appeared. In fact, time is much more than a great healer, it is a redeemer.
THE TRAIL BENEATH THE YEARS
(Farewell to Africa)
It was when the grind and grumble,
Of those wagons passed this way,
The colour-sergeant’s bark was never meek,
The sighing strain of steel,
That was bound fast to the wheel,
Was melody to rumble and to squeak.
The British Merchant Navy freighter Fiscus, 4,815 tonnes and built by W. H. Seager & Co. loaded a cargo of steel ingots, lumber and a deck cargo of crated aircraft parts in Canada and sailed from Three Rivers to Sydney, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. There she joined up with the 35 ships making up Convoy SC-7, which left Sydney, Canada on October 5, 1940.
Death and Transfiguration is neither poem nor soliloquy. The hour of midnight had long struck when my thoughts asked the question, what is it like to die? I was alone, the background to my whimsical notions was Richard Strauss’s musical-poem, “Death and Transfiguration”.
Culture and art in the German Third Reich achieved an unprecedented and incomparable level of perfection. Porcelain of the Third Reich includes ceramics inspired and created by craftsmen of a standard that are unlikely to be experienced ever again.