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Irish Problem Part 2 & Review of "Modern Ireland 1600 - 1972" | Global Sovereignties in Flux.

As I write this article, I am listening to the breaking news that Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are essentially using United Kingdom’s attempt to leave the EU as a geopolitical football. 5,851 more words


Strictly Come Dancing Alone?

On the weekend of the Strictly Come Dancing Final, it has me thinking back to my dancing days. I remember as a young lady, in sweeter days gone by, putting the crinoline around my waist and draping my dress over the top. 254 more words


Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'T' Tanganyika, Togo, Turkey.

No links to Rhodesia this week, but I have at least started with a territory in East Africa administered by the UK from 1916 to 9 December 1961 when it became the independent state of –  139 more words

Postage Stamps

Postcards From Roadside America

Driving across the country and back is the ultimate road trip. Or, at the very least, the longest. You better have some good music with you, and a couple gallons of water. 224 more words


Resistance of the Wind

She is a kite
Sky high
In between clouds of thunderous thoughts
Dependent on the resistance of the wind
She soars and dives
Absolutely content with turbulence… 29 more words


Stranger Things Part 2: The Resurgence of D&D

Once upon a time in a land called Spotswood, there lived a small band of boys who wanted to escape to faraway places. Some were heroes and some were villains but all were creatively powerful. 1,151 more words

Stress Reduction

Happiness that Doesn't Depend on Other People

Growing up, I was a pretty severe people-pleaser. This trait came directly from my parents, who both modeled people-pleasing and actively instilled it in me. I learned at an early age that life was not safe unless I kept everyone happy with me, and, as far as I could, happy in general. 1,197 more words

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