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As We Set Sail

The NBC news tweet alerted the world to the death of an historic icon. “Astronaut Neil Young, the first man to walk on the moon has died”.     The gaff was re-tweeted around the world at the speed of light.    Within … Continue reading

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Dancing Fleas on the Road to Lamu.

The news that crooks had just broken into the Natural History Museum annex at Tring in Hertfordshire, just north of London, to steal precious Rhino Horns caught my attention. On the Asian black market these horns would fetch £240,000, where … Continue reading

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English Heritage and the Cuban Missile Crisis

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein. It’s such a mournful sound; the Banshee wail that rolls across the valley from the … Continue reading

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An Orphan of Manchuria

When the sensei declared the school day over, the children ran out into the hot August afternoon. Nine year old Masao Nakajima did what he always did. He ran across the small town to the edge of the airbase, where … Continue reading

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