Amazing Olympic Stories

17 July, 2012

How many opportunities have come your way today? How many of them have you taken? Those are questions that Dr William Penny Brookes focused on. As a result, he helped re-ignite interest in the Olympic Games. Rather than choose a major city to bring people together, he chose Much Wenlock. This is a small community in Nail using, to and slippery non prescription meds to get high comparison alternate neutrals…

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Learning from Olympic Athletes

26 June, 2012

The training is reaching a peak. The athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics are counting down the days. The competitions and events will test them to the limit. Some will break world records. We will see a few athletes run or swim quicker than any human in history. Heros and heroines will be created. But, all the Olympic athletes are examples to the young people . They provide role models of…

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Bookshops and Libraries

1 April, 2012

When did you last go to your local library? When did you last go to  a bookshop? I like both places because I like books. But, it is a long time since I went to my community library. Also, I am not visiting bookshops as often as I did. The reason is that I have joined the Download Society. It is easier to press a few buttons and have a…

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Olympic Games – Questions

15 March, 2012

In just over three months, the 2012 Olympic Games will commence in London. The competitors have been training hard. The organizers have been working night and day to get the facilities ready. But, why do we have the Olympics? Where and when did they start? Why where the Olympics Games banned by the Romans? Who was it that resurrected the modern Olympics? Those were questions that interested me. So, I…

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Charles Dickens

4 February, 2012

‘No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.’ So, said the great writer Charles Dickens. He would have known for he walked the streets of London during the mid 19th century, seeing the poverty and destitution. As a result, he wrote compelling novels like Oliver and Great Expectations. He was born in 1812 and his birthday will be celebrated on February 7th –…

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Amazing People of Sydney

19 January, 2012

One of my most interesting days was spent in the city of Sydney, Australia. with Eugene Fernandez, a business friend. He offered to show me around the great city where he lives. We started at Botany Bay, the site made famous by Captain Cook who landed there in 1770. He and Joseph Banks, the botanist,  took back glowing accounts of the place to England. As a result, the British Government decided to send…

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