“Aww don’t go away cross just because……”
Go on folks, have fun add your own ending.
In memory of Saman Gunan, who died on Thursday, July 5 2018 when he ran out of air during a mission to deliver oxygen tanks to twelve young boys and their football coach, who were trapped in an underground, water-logged cave in Thailand.
His deed of courage transcend anything any mere words could attempt.
A true hero.
This is and will continue to be a busy and challenging week for the public in and around the UK. At these testing time, it is essential we display our nation( s) in ‘Best Light’.
Here, therefore, are inspirational and instructive posters:
On addressing a minster of the British Government as to why they are not conducting Brexit negotiations in a mature and sensible manner.
On welcoming home that most beloved of British Heroes, the gallant but unbowed defeated (In this case the English Soccer Team)
On reading that someone named Kylie Jenner is on their way to being a self-made billionaire:
On hearing that some guy from the USA who resides in Washington DC is on their way to visit the UK
Fortunately thanks to the vigilance of Lucy Brazier and thus timely reminder, don’t forget at all times:
You may or may not be aware that two minsters from the British Government have resigned over the Brexit Crisis These are
David Davies (Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union)
And Boris Johnson (Man What Occupied the Office of the Foreign Secretary, while they tried to find someone competent)
Nevertheless the Government has continued in its stalwart mission to find a constructive and intelligent solution
Under the guidance Prime Minister Theresa May
The Brexiteers are of course upset(BEEEETRAYED!! ARRRGUH!!)
And us Remainers are somewhat insufferable
For ordinary folk the situation is not helped by various commentators, pundits and supporters of all sides coming in with their own favoured explanations:
(For a lucid and clear explanation as to how the British keep getting into these messes, suggested reading is (a snip at 0.99p through Amazon Kindle)
The Official Opposition; The Labour Party continues to claim a co-ordinated and innovative approach:
Despite a few disagreements.
Meanwhile the nation carries on……
Towards a bright and glorious future
Cheered by the thought it could be worse
You’ve finished the draft. Now comes a hard part. Read this post, there is much wisdom here.
by Andrea Lundgren
I’ve been thinking about how we humans clean things up. Sometimes, we do it begrudgingly, sometimes compulsively. How we feel (and how close we are to a deadline) usually determines whether our efforts are frantic or methodical. When rushed or pressured, we can get rid of stuff we really should’ve kept, and I think this applies to editing, too.
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For all folks new to this blog.
I put together these two volumes of the history of the Isles which form up The UK and Eire. These were a great deal of fun to write and were an antidote to some of the dafter arguments circulating in cultural and political circles of these Isles.
They were also a tribute to the incomparable Sellar & Yateman’s ‘1066 and All That’ and Richard Armour’s ‘It All Started With….’ Series in their shared refusal to be respectful to figures of history.
In my volumes nothing is taken seriously, unless I decide to. No caps are doffed to any king whatsoever, although a few nods of respect are given to some of the queens who had to try and keep the whole thing together while all the men made fools of themselves.
There is very little quantifiable analysis of economic, religious, political or social trends on the basis that since no three historians can truly agree on anything; thus… Who Cares?
There are no maps, details of strategy and tactics of military issues as all the accounts of the time were written by the winners, hired bards, clerics who knew which side their bread was buttered on and sometimes Shakespeare. These make the basis for splendid works of fiction if you wish to try your own hand at such a book. They are, however, somewhat short on narratives from those on the business end of a sharp piece of metal and thus not much use for my purposes. So, I made up my own conclusions like everyone else.
That said these histories are possibly (or not) as relevant (or maybe not) as any other for general guidelines as what may have (or not) taken place. All speculations and interpretations being as relevant as any other.
They do prove conclusively that the current mess the UK is in due to Brexit, is nothing new to these Isles.
On this neat tie-in; in celebration or lamentation of two years since the result of that most badly organised and argued political campaign; ie the Brexit Referendum for three days (and knights) both volumes with be free through your kindle and applications for a pdf via e-mail will also be given consideration to.
Thus from Sunday 23rd June 2018 to Tuesday 25th June 2019 you have an opportunity to read Two volumes of A True History of These Isles (up to 1485-ish that is) all for free (well as far as I am lead to believe)
Impress your friends and fellow party-goers with incisive snippets starting with such stunning openers as:
‘Previously I would have agreed with you , however R J Llewellyn in his ground-breaking A True History of These Isles asserts….’
‘That may be one viewpoint, but as R J Llewellyn argues in his seminal A True History of These Isles….’
‘Oh that’s a load! You wanna read ‘A True History of These Isles’ an’ get ya facts right!’
Wigran Hendrechan here.
In your world I might be called, as I understand the term ‘a hacker’. To be honest our name of Jordisk has a more dignified ring, hailing from an ancient northern language it means Underground (I think).
I cannot spend too much time on this message. The LifeGuard Fortress at Drygnest is infamous for its sharp eyes and ears and dread for its long and deadly reach. These words were transcripted from a text dispatched to Drygnest by Captain Dekyria. He is a moderately benign officer of the LifeGuard who I am obliged to work with, there is no option. Normally the work is not so onerous or conflicting with my other tasks. However, the Implication is there to behave.
And yet my consciousness will not let this recent deed go by. Here are the details, you must draw your own conclusions. I bid you farewell, for the present:
Dispatch: Breech in Confidentiality.
Category: Of Current Low Consequence.
Potential: Of possible risk prejudicial to future tasks.
Concerns arose of the safety of the scouting and intelligence gathering into the Realm known as 21st Century under the guise of co-operation with the native R J Llewellyn in his alleged work of fiction ‘Of Patchwork Warriors’.* (copy of cover attached)
Having read and examined this for any possible seditious themes I noticed he had gleaned an amount of detail on our own modes of strategy, tactics and long-term planning which were becoming excessive. This had garnered support amongst some of the other individuals involved in the narrative. An attempt to make a direct intrusion would have met with their protests and disruptions which could have had repercussions in related missions.
It was therefore judged best to insert into the initial printing a certain of number of errors which others would notice and cause the author to react. He is a fellow prone to bouts of frenetic but not very accurate or well thought out actions. Once these errors had been brought to his attention he was somewhat embarrassed and set to work to address the problem. In his haste to rectify matters he failed to notice my duplication of half a chapter in his second edition compounding the view of his presentation as being badly formulated and thus demeaning the work in popular terms.
Although this has not discouraged his production of distortion (with it has to be admitted some facts) into a second volume of his tale and the now published third edition of the original volume I am confident the disruptions embedded will lead to more uncertainty and degrading of confidence. This is turn will continue to reinforce his reluctance to make known his work and so ensure the operations of the LifeGuard remain basically unknown to his and our realm.
An apparent accidental termination of the fellow is not recommended lest by some quirk of this 21st Century Realm he becomes a cult figure.
Once a week Jill dedicates her blog to ‘Good People, Doing Good Things’. Here is a fine example. Well worth a visit to remind us all that there are good folk out there.
Most often this feature focuses on ordinary people doing little things to help others and to make the world a bit better place. Today, however, I wish to focus on a very big thing, a big man and his organization, Mr. Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). A friend & reader, Ellen, pointed me to this organization and thought I might be interested. I was absolutely fascinated, and I hope you will be too. Thank you, Ellen … I owe you one!
Bryan Stevenson grew up in the shadow of segregation and racism in school, on playgrounds and at the local swimming pool. After graduating from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, he received a full scholarship to Harvard Law School. It was during his tenure there that he found what would become his life’s work. As part of a class on race and poverty litigation, he worked…
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Worth a read and some serious consideration I reckon.
ATTN. Authors of Introduce Yourself. The links to your guest interviews have been updated. If you have any updates of your own let me know. Updates such as:
- New book – I can add them to your post. (If you have tons of books out I cannot feature every one. I can however post a universal buy link if you have one.)
- New cover – If you have since changed the cover for a book promoted in the post.
- New platform – Links to new places your book may now be available.
- Any new updates you would like to share about your books.
Please let me know by commenting on this post or emailing me. This is for all of the authors interviewed on this blog via Introduce Yourself. You can check out your post in the Introduce Yourself Author Interview page HERE.
Also don’t forget to do…
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