Why A Writer Should Be Locked Up

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As a writer, you’ve got no excuse not to write – unless you have four toddlers crawling around your living room, creating havoc. I suppose that I can be forgiven for not writing because it really is a hobby. I’m spending most of my time cancelling appointments and worrying about the rest of humanity. But […]

Reflections (2) – Lockdown

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Reading Time: < 1 minute LOCKDOWN   A particle so small, shaped like a crown. A disease threatening to bring us down. And yet, in the distance, I find hope, a brilliance. I will march on into the daylight, I will endure and fight. Togetherness from you, is what I need, And on your love and compassion, I feed. The […]

The Power Of Books

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village. […]

City Will Have To Be United For Once

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let us leave the murky  politics and dubious finances out of this, and concentrate on what really matters – you, the Manchester City supporter. It is you who pays on a weekly basis, to watch and support players who earn more in a week that you will earn in a lifetime. We can take it […]

City Past And Present – Hello Or Hola?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This may be a controversial post for some, an unreadable one for others. Insults may fly out of Facebook. But don’t worry, I’m tough and, in any case, my present involvement in Facebook is very limited so that the chances are, I won’t read your comment anyway. I found it interesting to compare yesterday’s City […]

Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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Reading Time: 7 minutes On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]