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Pale Blue Dot Photograph … Our Earth, Our home, That’s us in a pixel.

Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely  spell bound … Was just an ordinary Thursday evening & a speculative YouTube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl Sagan.

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The Heroine of Trafalgar: The Fighting Temeraire (1839)

Always liked this painting by Turner. The heroine of Trafalgar, the Fighting Temeraire, is towed up the Thames to be broken up at Rotherhithe. No longer loved, she is being towed by steam tugs which illustrate how new technologies replace

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

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