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Sir Winston Churchill once said, “England and America are two countries divided by a common language.” Being half British and half American, Churchill knew better than most the differences between our two people. He was of course correct in saying that and none more so evident than since Donald Trump came to power in the […]

A Parting of the Ways. Richard Blackmore was once more subservient to Gordon Bellagon’s wishes. He was pacing on the dock at the foot of the Arabia’s gangway, impatiently waiting for his erstwhile engineer to allow him on-board. At Bellagon’s insistence, Blackmore was to apologise for his treatment of Bellagon’s nephew. It had been a […]

BEWARE: ADULT CONTENT The Two Minds of Maggie. It was late afternoon and while Blackmore was at Gordon Bellagon’s office, Maggie was in a local shop buying produce for the evening meal she was preparing. It was a chore she had come to enjoy, something she could do to repay the kindness of Blackmore. But […]

Maggie. Nature takes its own counsel and its own course. Nature’s overriding loyalty is to nature and nature decided to cure Magda of all but one of her ills. Magda awoke with a start, sat up, looked around the small cabin that had been Captain Blackmore’s and spoke for the first time in many days. […]

The Loss. Matthew G. Ballantine III was not a man to show any emotions, except for one, anger. And when a man as powerful as he gets angry, people had better get out of his way. At least, that’s the way Ballantine saw himself. In reality, it was petulance alternating between anger that was his […]

Immigration is a problem in America as it is worldwide. The movement of people between countries is unprecedented and some countries cannot cope. That is a fact. There are ways and means of limiting immigration, but Donald Trump’s current policy is not the way forward, it’s a step back to a dark time when Europe […]

It’s the sort of comment you would expect any parent to impart to their children. “Never talk to strangers.” Sound advice if you’re a child, but not something you would expect one adult to tell another. But that’s the advice I was given when I visited Los Angeles. “Never talk to strangers. There’s a lot […]