Our General Election……

Tomorrow is our General Election, and I guess most people are tired of all the speeches, photo opportunities, lies and name calling. I have no intention of making political points….I never do,even tho’ most people can tell which side of the political fence is mine….. BUT…..please remember to vote,…..whatever your political allegiance may be! If […]

A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE STORY

I was looking for a reading to give on the theme of ‘Love’ and came across this one,simple,moving and surprising… The Greeks always ‘had a word for it’and they had several for ‘Love’.’Agape’ was brotherly love,charity,love of God for man and man for God. There was ‘Eros’-physical, sexual love,’Philia’ meaning love between friends, and ‘Storge’, […]

FROM THE DARK SIDE…

As my friends know, my passion is History…and I’m fascintated by all the strange tales we find in the darkest,loneliest back alleys of the past…stories full of horror, humour, and hatred…..stories from The Dark Side…and here’s Sawney Bean!! Sawney ( Alexander) Bean was the semi-mythical head of a 48 member clan in !5th-16th Century Scotland. […]

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

During the ‘War to end Wars’ armies on both sides experienced the horrors of modern, industrial warfare,the tanks,poisoned gas and barbed wire. British dead numbered 800,000, with 20,000 losing their lives on the first day of the Somme offensive in July 1916. Thousands more returned home with bodies and minds badly harmed, and the youth, […]