Tag Archives: Hero


Among the research for a history book I am currently writing, I happened upon an online news article from November 2011,  which outlined a campaign to raise funds to restore the neglected last resting place of a Great War pilot,


On the 1st of February 2016, ex-soldier Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda set off from the Lancashire coast with the express aim of walking the entire coastline of Britain. He will be travelling on foot the entire distance, and


The tenth in a series of real-life Outlaw Heroes President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, visited the United States in 2014 to meet with President Obama

HEY JOE (Revisted)

“I’m Gonna Keep Fightin’ for What I Believe Is Right” Twelve years ago today, December 22nd 2002, I took a phone call that told me that Joe Strummer had passed away.  He was just fifty years old and had died


I have given the article linked below, ample time to filter onto the relevant blogs and social networks for a few days before commenting. As expected, the Twitterati, (The domain of the Dumb and the home of the Demented) and