Monthly Archives: June 2020

In Memoriam – Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1917 – 2020   . .

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“Immortal Regiment” – Something We Can All do!

I have written in the past about Victory Day – May 9 – and how it is celebrated each year in Russia.   It is the day marking the end of World War II, the tragedy and ultimate triumph of … Continue reading

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Sky Streaks

Every 4 or 5  weeks it seems that my home is in a flight path of large aircraft going very far away.  They fly so high as to be virtually invisible and make no sound on the ground.  I only … Continue reading

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So Who the F+++ is Don Juan de Onate?

Don’t feel too badly.  I for one didn’t have any idea either. But then again, I don’t live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where my brother-in-law and sister-in-law live.  They used to work in one of those hush-hush secret “gummit” labs … Continue reading

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Gertrude Bell and the Creation of Iraq

Everyone not living in a thermos bottle has heard of Lawrence of Arabia, T. E.  Lawrence, if only because of the movie.  If you haven’t I must strongly suggest that you get out more.  Yet in spite of his heroic … Continue reading

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Dancing to Perfidia – Poem #15 – From the Archives

The Hotel Torino – Massawa, Eritrea built by the Fascists when Eritrea was an Italian colony.  In 1960s it had a roof top bar; 20 year old Toritto  misspent a portion of his youth in Eritrea and had many a drink … Continue reading

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Timepiece – Poem #141

I have a temporary home at Bulgari on the via Condotti, out of sight of the hoi-polloi. I am seen only by those who matter by appointment to those who are driven rather than drive who live in palazzi or … Continue reading

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It’s the Weekend!!

Weekday! Weekend!  Time to relax! Yeah I know!  I’m Hot! 🙂 . .

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Time is Money – A Lost Early Poem

If time was money millions would die so that the few could live forever. They will pay you just minutes and charge you in hours raising prices till you run out of time. The rich will own the centuries cleaning … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes – Poem #140

If we close our eyes we can only hear the storm  thunder and lightning, wind and rain sturm und drang With our eyes closed we are blind, seeing not humanity outside, wet, cold and resigned; we grumble, by embedded thoughts … Continue reading

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