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A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

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America is not the greatest country in the world, but it sure used to be!

I came across this media clip by accident when looking for great speeches in history. Taken from the HBO series ‘The Newsroom’, this clip equally makes me laugh & be sad!

Apollo 12 Moonwalker Al Bean Passes Away.

As an avid fan of the Space Race, always sad to hear that another member of that elite club of Apollo Moonwalkers has passed away. Al Bean is perhaps most famous for ‘flicking the SCE to AUX’ switch during the

Perhaps the city can be a bleak place to live?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

A 2014 TV advert that really touched me!

I saw this advertisement on You tube by accident when looking for a particular piece of music included on another advertisement. The advert really touched me, and perhaps reminds us that it is easy at times to do the right

Isle of Man T.T. 200 mph+ on closed public roads! Awesome!

Although I prefer Formula One, I am totally in awe of the riders who take part in perhaps the most dangerous motorsport event, the annually held Isle of Man TT. A quick trawl through some stats reveals that the best

Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve message in 1968.

1968 saw the planet Earth in a bit of a mess. Parts of Asia were in flames, Martin Luther King had been assassinated, & many cities had been torn apart by rioting. However, if you remember watching the HBO miniseries

Rick Rescorla: A real hero remembered.

When I was teaching I came across the story of how Rick Rescorla helped save the lives of 2,687 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Word Trade Centre. Believing that in the event of a major disaster, the employees of Morgan

Black athletes make silent protest during 1968 Olympic podium ceremony.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article