Well feathered paws
Soon after leaving school, in 1946 two determined nineteen-year old women, raised on a diet of music, were offered life-changing opportunities to study opera singing in Rome. When my late … Continue reading Happy 90th Birthday Ronnie!
Source: To write, or not to write?
“This orientation as an ethic precinct adds up to a civic asset that could be capitalised upon to incite economic growth, tourism and opportunities for new immigrants…”
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6.4 + 89 = 27 years to the day that changed my life. Traditional Chinese code of silence When you’ve…
“… the Beijing guide to dealing with Hong Kong’s “radicals”, “extremists” and “sinister elements” was written in June 1989 by then Paramount Leader Deng Xiao Ping…”
“…the end of a “Byrnes of Kilcullen” generation, whose precocious talents brought so much conviviality, escapade, involvement, commitment, and true wit to the lives of so many many people…”
“Oh, East is East and West is West,and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor … Continue reading ‘The Ballad of East and West’ , by Rudyard Kipling
“…For I would we were changed to white birds on the wandering foam: I and you!…”
Delay, delay, delay….The glamour of air-travel is gone.
In China was it ever thus?
“…All people have a right to have a say in what is happening in Ireland. The alternative is a China, Hong Kong, Thailand or Dubai. What would happen if everyone decided not to vote? Where would Ireland’s democracy go? Who would run the country? What type of political system would Ireland have?…”
“…They plan to bore us to death…”