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Sydney Morning Herald article worth reading: Time to pause. Let the electronic flicker and throes of modern life fade, let the volume die down. Too much reality is passing itself off as reality.…Continue
Modern life can be so busy and serious. We work long hours during the week and spend the weekends doing housework or chasing around after children or family. We do need to stop, relax and even do some frivolous things. It might seem like a strange thing to suggest but we should look to the lark to inspire us. The lark is found all over the…Continue
This year marks the bicentenary of Edward Lear’s birth in 1812 (he died in 1888). He is most famous for his comic verse for children of which many were limericks. However, Lear never called his verse limericks as the word was first used after his death. No one is quite sure where it comes from.
William Lewis Safire (17 December 1929 – 27 September 2009) was an American author, presidential speechwriter, and political columnist for the New York Times. He started his career in public relations in 1955 and while working for Richard Nixon, set up the famous "Kitchen Debate” in Moscow in 1959 between Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev.…Continue
A swashbuckler is a brave and flamboyant person that engages in daring and romantic adventures. We have always loved best our film swashbucklers who fight evil, endlessly rescue their significant others and save their less brave compatriots from certain death with lots of derring-do.
Even though we should recognise all…Continue