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Running for My Life Countdown: Laughing Stock

I was supposed to be posting a countdown to the end of ‘running for my life’. That hasn’t happened. I have been caught up with setting up the foundation that will enable me to work full time on Lifesong Kenya next year. 417 more words


Fishing where no fish bites

I find it hard – and sort of unexciting – having to attend church service without taking a break to go fishing. Attending church services has never been big on my immediate-things-to-do list. 542 more words


In the Trenches

One of my favorite movies of all-time is Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 film, Paths of Glory. For some reason, no war movie has better communicated to me a sense of dread and danger as the opening scene. 588 more words


Forgotten History:The Bombing of Zutphen-the Netherlands

Zutphen is a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It lies some 30 km north-east of Arnhem, on the Eastern bank of the river IJssel at the point where it is joined by the Berkel… 99 more words


Ask the Audience at the BBC Proms - Sam Hogwood on Verdi's Requiem

Ask The Audience Arcana at the Proms
This is the final installment of this year’s series where Arcana invites a friend to a Prom who does not normally listen to classical music. 1,206 more words

In Concert

The Sinking of the HMS Oxley

HMS Oxley was the Royal Navy’s first loss in WWII. Today marks the 77th anniversary of that event.

You probably are wondering why I am doing a blog about it. 474 more words


Treason in the Trenches

The crossfire will catch us All,
Friendly Fires forcing the Fall

Sentimental Shellings to blow us apart,
Accidentally aimed straight at Bleeding Hearts

Already begging for Relief,
Seeking shelter from the Siege.