A road sign in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica In the spirit of my defunct site, "Odd Guides," it is worth reiterating, that I do not write travel posts. So if you are looking for tantalising information about Costa Rica, there are many learned, enthusiastic writers out there who will tell you where to buy sloths, … Continue reading Of Monkeys, Volcanos and Forests
I have thought about this for a few days now, trying to put a little sense into some news I received recently. News which should have made me feel ecstatic. I should be leaping from tree to tree, swinging like a joyous ape, thumping tables and screeching in gay abandon. Unfortunately, I am doing none … Continue reading Today, I Shall be Angry
Usually, I do not post here on consecutive days. I believe my readers deserve a break from my nonsense. When I am not haranguing some of you with gruesome stories from history, I am attempting to philosophize the remaining day lights you have left. It is all meant in good grace.I am writing this sitting … Continue reading Morning Thoughts
Friendship Thoughts St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354 - 430 The love of friendship should be gratuitous. You ought not to have or to love a friend for what he will give you. If you love him for the reason that he will supply you with money or some other temporal favor, you love the … Continue reading Because We Are Friends
“And do you think that unto such as you A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew God gave a secret, and denied it me? Well, well—what matters it? Believe that, too!” The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam What does it matter, really? I might know something but you won't listen, you might know something and possibly I don't … Continue reading Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday
https://spergbox.wordpress.com/2020/09/13/doomsday-fetish/ My dear readers - I would like to entreat you to read the abovementioned post with much deliberation and care.Ask yourself what world you have, where do you belong, who are you and what are you waiting for?Do not wait for solutions, you have the power to be the solution.Do not wait for answers … Continue reading A Link to Read and Ponder
Currently, on my other site, mutinyreflections.wordpress.com I am confronted with the rather contentious subject of bravery. I am dealing with events of 165 years ago when people, though born with arms, legs and heads, appear not quite of this planet.The question I find myself asking is does adversity make you brave? Or do you have … Continue reading Lo! The Brave!
Currently, I cannot do terribly much. It is a good thing, to sit back and just wait to heal. I have the time to reflect, I have moments to seize and seconds to contemplate. All the books I now have time to read, old favourites to revisit like forgotten memories who drop in for an … Continue reading Currently, I Can’t
So we have found our latest prophet; the man of the moment who will save us all from the monster of censorship; the man who will release our souls from our self-made chains and shower our tongues with roses.We shall be free, our internet, our speech - sing the hymns of praise! I refer of … Continue reading Be Wary
I think perhaps, dear readers, we can agree things are not really as they should be. We cheer when we should cry, we weep when we should be screaming in anger and we can't even agree if we have anything left to laugh about anymore. It is not OK for a man to stand up … Continue reading Musings with Tongue in Cheek
Once again, the clocks have changed. "Spring forward, Fall back" as the saying goes - a useful tip for those of you who can't remember which way is up in March and October.Like so many things, changing the clocks is one of those things we do without really thinking about it. We just do it … Continue reading Time Change
So all everyone has had on their minds the past 2 years is "the new normal." So much so it has for many become the normal normal. For others it has always remained abnormal. It is now interesting to see how humanity will react to losing what was called normal and now be told to … Continue reading All is New
A weed, some say, is a flower you have not been introduced to yet. It is the little thing you thoughtlessly pull up because it does not fit in the herbaceous border you have so carefully planted. While we are so vigilant about the weeds that grow where we can see them, we are less … Continue reading Weeds
I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth. And indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory. This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it … Continue reading Curiosities
I know everyone is expecting me to say I despise Christmas. In fact, I know everyone wants me to say I find Christmas an insipid, wasteful, ridiculous past time and one that should go the way of the Dodo. But I won't. I refuse. Truth be told, I like Christmas. I have no animosity at … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to be Jollied!
I have lived long enough to realize the world isn't what it seems to be. No, I am not going to mention The Matrix because then I may as well not write anything again. That would be too simple. I don't think we are batteries for an alien race. We are batteries though. We are … Continue reading Dance With the Devil
As 2021 runs its course, with all of the usual "good riddance to bad rubbish" sentiments that we have come to expect from this particular decade, it comes as no surprise that the disease has spread to cinema. I know we live in a world where we are so paranoid about upsetting each other, it … Continue reading Not Just a Number
Interestingly enough, so many people still believe that no one conspires. Hollywood has taught us that conspiracy theorists are either: a. people who live in basements and wear interesting headgearb. villans who meet in dark rooms, and with plenty of hand rubbing and outrageous laughs, plot the end of the worldc. those who spread outrageous … Continue reading We are a Conspiracy
At some point, there are things we stop doing. As a child perhaps, you suddenly stopped biting your fingernails or wearing only wearing blue.As a teenager, you might have suddenly stopped listening to the band you swore, once in a fit of loyalty, to follow until you die. Perhaps you stopped playing football or believing … Continue reading When You Stop
Time fleets past us like a horse with wings, mythical and unreal, it flows in an endless race, away from us, dragging us along. We are unwittingly running without moving, every moment of our lives. Until one day we stop. To our surprise perhaps or to our relief. The past hunts us down and we … Continue reading Haunted
We have all heard it said, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Since in this premise, I am the beholder allow me, my fair friends (and I can only presume you shall be fair) to unveil to you what I perceive as beauty.Having been spared in my youth the advertised notions of … Continue reading Beauty
“We must not look at goblin men,We must not buy their fruits:Who knows upon what soil they fedTheir hungry thirsty roots?”- Christina Rossetti Have we reached the pinnacle of despair as yet - or is there some way to go? Will we even know when we arrive? Or, like lambs to the slaughter, will we … Continue reading Be Swift to Anger
We are the night wanderers. The ones who clear up and clear off before you get up. We are the datatypists who sit and work when the sun disappears behind the horizon, our endless work is never done. The call-center callers, the trouble shooters and silent carers, the night shift workers who the daytime never … Continue reading Night Wandering
Where do you call home?
We ask that question so often, don't we? How are you? And then we quickly turn away when anyone dares to answer with more than, "hmmm, I am fine, and you?"It is a standing joke in a way - we ask a question because, well, we have been told it is the right thing to … Continue reading How Do you Fair?
And this, children, is how you write about history!
By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
31st July, 2022
This took place 80 years ago in North Africa in Egypt between the coast of the Mediterranean and the Qattara Depression. The battle was between the United Kingdom and its Imperial and commonwealth forces including India, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and the Axis forces comprising German and Italian troops.
Both the sea and the depression formed a boundary which could not be readily by passed.
The Axis forces of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) (included the Afrika Korps under Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel), whilst the United Kingdom forces were the Eighth Army under General Claude Auchinleck.
The Axis forces were very close to Alexandria, about 66 miles, the main naval base at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and the cities of Egypt and the Suez Canal.
The battle was a successful halting of the Axis forces which were too…
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Now let us make something clear, this post is not intended for those who identify as something unnatural. It is not meant for those who think 300 pronouns will make the world, miraculously, a better place. It won't. I am currently addressing the adults in the room. I expect it is discriminatory but I am … Continue reading Identity