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  • Burt Reynolds

    06 September 2018

    Reynolds, whose career spanned almost 200 films and television programs, was best known for the 1972 horror film Deliverance and for the 1977 comedy Smokey and the Bandit. Reynolds' career had a late resurgence in the wake of another film, 1997’s Boogie...

  • Life requires give and take

    21 January 2020

    It is also important to remember that good listeners also need to be heard. Too often in friendships the good listener is always cast in that role and it never gets reciprocated. This leads to unbalanced relationships and is a drain on the person who...

  • Homeschooling

    06 September 2018

    Homeschooling was once small, obscure and a wee bit scary. As a group, they seemed to be running away from the immoral school system, . Homeschooling was brushed off as too quirky and fringe to be taken seriously. But now it is growing: It represents...

  • Greenock on a Sunny day

    28 June 2019

    A train in Greenock The steps in the Greenock Train Station The nice view out of the Greenock Train Station. Big Brother is watching even here in Greenock. The corner just out of Greenock Train Station. Life is here on the corner opposite the Bookies....

  • Glasgow Street Photographers

    28 June 2019

    Glasgow Street Photographers . . Such a lovely day. Sunshine in Glasgow. Sunshine in my heart. Smiles with a camera. Stroll Buchannan Street. Street Photographers Smiles in Glasgow. It was lovely to meet these two street photographers in a sunny day whilst...

  • Success of Netflix

    27 June 2019

    If the TV companies do try and gouge customers then they misunderstand the success of Netflix. The whole point of Netflix and the reason it has been so successful is because customers can pay a reasonable fee to view almost everything they could possibly...

  • What is this disruptive technology

    22 February 2020

    Nowadays it seems to be the par for the course for all of the so called 'disruptive technology' it disrupts but mainly to put huge amounts of money into the hands of a very few people. Facebook, Google,Tripadvisor, Airbnb, and many more start out as apparently...

  • A Green Germany?

    25 June 2019

    A German Green wave can not be explained away by its rivals’ failings. For decades denounced as eco-nerds and tree-huggers, the Greens have now conquered the progressive middle class and captured the zeitgeist. Green issues such as environmental protection,...

  • A digital-only e-krone in Denmark

    01 July 2017

    The Danish central bank would like to have a digital-only e-krone. Denmark have had interest in issuing their own digital currency which would make sense especially since that only about one-third of the actual Danish money supply is made of the physical...

  • A brick-built lighouse in North-Carolina, USA

    03 July 2017

    Lighthouses are part of my life. They often blend in with the nature of our Scottish landscape so much so that we fail to recognise them as those pieces of marvellous architectural endeavour. Many a time I noticed them whilst walking on the beach in Normandy,...

  • Sunday in Glasgow

    23 June 2019

    A grand morning in Glasgow A big fine Scottish breakfast Glasgow wakes to the birds Warm and cloudy. Marvellous A stroll along the Broomielaw The whistling Clyde to my right Up tae the Barras in the East. Perhaps a Bicycle to there buy Then slowly cycle...

  • Potted plants in Summer

    22 June 2019

    Potted plants tend to dry out more quickly than their in-ground counterparts. The small soil space and the construction of the pot mean the container stores very little moisture. In general, early morning or early evening is the optimal time to water...

  • Potted plants in Summer

    22 June 2019

    Potted plants tend to dry out more quickly than their in-ground counterparts. The small soil space and the construction of the pot mean the container stores very little moisture. In general, early morning or early evening is the optimal time to water...

  • Bluegrass ; The Scottish Spirit

    21 June 2019

    The banjo is a far more subtle instrument than anyone wants to believe. Bluegrass has no history of protest music. Or rather, its protest has always been a passive, melancholic one, the sound of displaced workers longing for their home in the Blue Ridge...

  • Germany prepares many coronavirus tests

    11 April 2020

    Germany is preparing to start new tests next week to find out who has already had the coronavirus. The tests will look for antibodies in the blood, with the aim of working out infection rates. They will focus initially on blood donations and four areas...

  • Mexico

    06 September 2018

    When Christopher Columbus discovered the “New World” of America for Spain in 1492, the continent already possessed its own civilisations and cultures that were older and richer than many European countries. Columbus and his fellow Europeans did history...

  • Forage for Scottish Blackberries

    05 September 2018

    Blackberries this year are sweeter than ever A wonderful summer of sunshine will benefits This rural peninsula in the west of Scotland has many fields on our hills on the farms here many of these fields are traditionally divided many hedges of hawthorn...

  • social capital

    05 September 2018

    Social capital Social capital may be defined as those resources inherent in social relations which facilitate collective action. Social capital resources include trust, norms, and networks of association representing any group which gathers consistently...

  • Starting School in Germany

    03 September 2018

    First day at school "Einschulung", German child's very first day of grade school, is a landmark in their lives, and honored throughout Germany as a special occasion. There are family gatherings, ceremonial speeches, music, singing and school traditions,...

  • Sweden as a great power

    02 September 2018

    Sweden as a great power Significant events took place around the world in the 16th century. Columbus travelled to America. Gutenberg invented the printing press. The Pope, who leads the Catholic Church from Rome, lost control of a large part of his church....

  • satire is conservative.

    02 September 2018

    satire is conservative. It might put two fingers up to the powers that be but it is never a challenge to the status quo. By suggesting the powers can be laughed at, it actually reinforces their hold power by diffusing opposition into passive shrugs or...

  • Freedom of the Courts. Under Attack.

    04 July 2018

    The Polish Political Party (PiS) (the Law and Justice party) is seeking control over courts for political gain, and its policies, which also include tighter control of public media, and would lead to a shift towards authoritarian rule. The conflict has...

  • Oratorium zasady

    01 September 2018

    Oratory is an educational environment that aims to open up to young people, and to enable them to develop their own interests. The Oratory should be a welcoming lovely place for the youth to meet and live happily. .The Oratory rules the rules of social...

  • Oratorium of the Salezjanie

    01 September 2018

    Oratorium (Salezjanie) - a work carried out by the Salesians; place of study, fun, prayer and work for young people. The first oratory was founded by Saint. Jana Bosko on Valdocco in Turin. There, Father Bosko gathered difficult and poor young people...

  • Creole in Martinique is threatened

    31 August 2018

    As part of France, the official language of Martinique for its government, schools, newspapers, and media is French. However, the vernacular which is spoken in most informal and family contexts is Creole. Derived mostly from French (with sprinklings from...