Category Archives: United Kingdom

Scottish Independence Vote, September 18th


June 24th will be the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.  On September 18th, there will be another battle.  A battle for something that hasn’t existed since 1707.  Will Scotland become an independent nation again.  There is no longer … Continue reading

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Writing a Book about Rwanda


Starting next month, I am helping a work buddy write his memoirs about leaving Rwanda, during the 1994 war.  I will have my questions, What questions would you like to ask?   If any duplication, please excuse, I am updating the … Continue reading

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Is the United States an Oligarchy?


Click on Telegraph to read the article in the British newspaper.  Is the United States an oligarchy?  Click on Wikipedia, where we are listed as one. From the study mentioned in the Telegraph and in Wikipedia, you can say, the … Continue reading

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BBC Nature about the Caribbean.


This was on our Public Broadcasting station.  A man named Steve Toussaint narrating a nature film about the different bio zones in the Caribbean. The show is very interesting, the narrator excellent, but all my silly self could think of … Continue reading

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Reviews of Moriarty The Life and Times…


There are some nice reviews of my book Moriarty, The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius I would like to share.  They humble me, and I want to thank my reviewers.  It also means I did my job.  Now, … Continue reading

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Hampton Court


I visited Hampton Court Palace in 1991.  PBS had a show last night about the palace.  I’ve seen Henry VIII armor as well.  He was a big boy.  Can we say Defensive Lineman in American Football. Interesting place. Related articles … Continue reading

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Accepting Converts to Judaism.


Judaism limited converts when Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire.  It also became illegal. I am bringing this up for three reasons: 1.  Hasidic Jews closing off their world.  We need new blood when we can get it … Continue reading

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