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Paris VIème: A Weekend Off the Beaten Path

Last minute, spontaneous plans are always the best ones. While I was eating lunch on Friday, I ran into my American assistant friend Emmy and she mentioned she was considering taking a day trip to Paris on Saturday. 834 more words


Russia blocks U.N. agreement on ceasefire resolution for Syria -- The Evil Empire Wins

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Media caption“At least in heaven there’s food”: The children caught up in Eastern Ghouta air strikes

Russia says it wants changes to a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Syria amid growing outrage over civilian deaths in a rebel enclave under Syrian government bombardment. 907 more words

Wordsworth's Sonnet

Welcome to this week’s Poetic Beats with Howard Bond and Davy D recorded on the 19th of February 2018 on Red Kite Radio.

In this episode, Wordsworth’s Sonnet, or to give it its full title – Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 1802 – is read and discussed.   228 more words

Poetic Beats

The ceaseless rush & tumble of a soldier’s nomadic life is transient, unreal & arid

You may remember that before the war, Sydney Spencer had been at Oxford studying theology with a view to a call to the Anglican ministry. The war had changed him, but it had strengthened his vocation, as he told his sister Florence and her husband after a weekend’s leave at her home. 252 more words

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