Category Archives: History

A Language of Your Own

When I was a very small boy I didn’t speak English. My family communicated with me by using pictures. I would say something and they would get out various  books and when I spoke they pointed to things until I … Continue reading

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Time and Age, Where Does It Go?

Everyone says time passes a lot faster as you get older, but does it? I can’t remember how quickly time passed when I was a kid. If it passed slower back then, was it because I was less busy? I … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour, There’s no Mystery Really

Last night, Saturday 6th October, the BBC repeated the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour film. There has been a vast array of comments on this film from ‘rubbish’ to ‘phenomenal’. What amazes me is how some people are surprised that the parents … Continue reading

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Jose’s Bar

Jose’s bar had never really been a bar. It had always been a shack and he only sold beer, and that was in bottles. Jose liked to drink beer in the evenings, so it was a fitting career for him. … Continue reading

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Why Hate Chris Moyles, or Anyone?

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Me, Batman and Other Superheroes

Watching Kill Bill some years ago I was impressed with Bill’s view of Superheroes. I don’t know if you remember the actual scene, he was making a sandwich at the time, very impressively I thought. The essence of his statement … Continue reading

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Stupid me and the Nanny State

When I was younger I was obviously a little stupid. Of course I use the word ‘I’ as an euphemism for ‘us’. Why else were all those safeguards put in place. Zebra crossings became commonplace because I could not be … Continue reading

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