Category Archives: Politics and History

JFK 100

John Fitzgerald Kennedy 29 May 1917 – 22 November 1963 Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief, shining moment that was known as Camelot.   The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. […]

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The art of war

ANZAC art at its best. It was Capt. William Frederick Longstaff of Eltham who painted this timeless war gem – Menin Gate at Midnight, 1927 – as his tribute to the fallen soldiers who lay buried in unmarked WWI graves on the battlefields of the western front. Capt. Longstaff was an Australian painter who served […]

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X marks the spot on JFK’s 50th anniversary

Dallas. 22 November 2013 at 12.30pm. 50 years on… The pilgrimage to Elm Street. Since 1963, the assassination of President John F Kennedy has become not so much a story about ‘who’ killed Kennedy, but ‘why’. Despite the release of some declassified material over the years, the world still seeks an answer. But the question of ‘why’ […]

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A Kennedy story that time won’t heal

The brilliance of Stephen King shines through yet again with the latest release of his 740 page epic novel “11.22.63”. And just like his main character Jake Epping, who planned to travel back in time to Dallas to stop the assassination of President John F Kennedy, I too had a plan ‘to go back in time’. But […]

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NASA’s shuttle program ends, but new beginnings

NASA’s thirty year Space Shuttle Program has ended after 135 missions and 133 landings. Fourteen lost their lives making that history. The Shuttle Atlantis, the last of the missions, recently touched down after covering more than five million miles. The closing down of the program this week prompted me to remember my visit to NASA in […]

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