Monthly Archives: November 2020

Amended Saying: One Bird, on Hand, is Worth Two in the Bush

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What If I Had Been the First-Called Disciple?

Andrew the Apostle (10 AD – November 30, 60 AD) For a number of years now, I have presumed that I was one of the Romans in Judea during Jesus’ time there. But I have had no real ‘proof’ because … Continue reading

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Happy Trails to You from the King of the Cowboys

Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) We’re back in childhood territory again. I had two heroes on television in the 1950s: Zorro and Roy Rogers. I guess we could suggest that they represented the good and bad … Continue reading

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See? I’m Blending In, Too

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From a Royal Mistress to the Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (July 17, 1947) It took slightly more than 30 years to come to fruition. Camilla Shand took the long way round to become Charles’ wife. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise that what took place … Continue reading

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Can You See How Well I Blend In?

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From the Queen’s Press Secretary to a Media Scapegoat

Michael Shea (May 10, 1938 – October 17, 2009) “The Crown” shows this man as the reason the Sunday Times had a story about how Queen Elizabeth II felt about her Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. We may never know what … Continue reading

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Act of God Wipes Charles’ Slate Clean

Avalanche, Klosters, Switzerland (March 10, 1988) They say that you must never look back. But Netflix has brought this event into clear focus again in “The Crown”. In the show, Charles has flash-backs of the accident and describes how empty … Continue reading

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OK. Now I’m Dreaming about Masks and Social Distancing

We Are Now Uncomfortable in Close Proximity with Others It was totally unexpected: my dream, last night, was ticking along quite beautifully until we turned a corner in a shopping complex and joined a line up to pay for our … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher (October 13, 1925 – April 8, 2013) I lived through half of the Thatcher years in the late 1980’s. This was one polarizing individual. Her downfall was the Community Charge (aka “poll tax”) in 1990. This time of … Continue reading

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