Corvids Press

I’ve moved the blog to be hosted by Corvids Press. I am intending to sub my “Under The Stone Of Destiny” to agents, and publishers, the traditional route, but I think the Talent Universe stories will be best “Self Published”…

Golan Heights (August 2014)

The United Nations has confirmed that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers (UNODOF) on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on today. The captors are alleged to be members of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. The…

Ghillion or Apprentice?

3:15pm today I finished the 2nd draft of my current Novel. The current novel is  “Hard SF / Fantasy / Boarding school/ Detective” story (Not an Agatha Christie or Conan Doyle, but definitely detecting) I will look for an Agent.…

Films Cinema

Snow White Snow White premièred at the Carthay Circle Theatre on the 21st December 1937, followed by a the nationwide USA release on the 4th February 1938. My dad took us to see the 25th Anniversary re-release in Belfast in…

The Russian Coup (1991)

Diary entry Moscow 19th August 1991 I was listening to Radio Moscow on short wave in Limerick, Ireland and the program was interrupted. Then there was some orchestral music. News of  an attempted Coup in Moscow. Boris Yeltsin is in…

Science, Magic and Religion.

People confuse these. Atheists can have a viewpoint on Religion, because it’s about faith, belief. Science can’t, because how can Science measure it or do experiments on Religion any more than on Hope, Justice, Mercy, Love, Hate or Morality?  To…

German Reunification (1990)

Diary entry Deutsche Einheit May 1989 to October 1990 The opening of the Border in May 1989 Hungary led to fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. In reality it wasn’t just the Russians that had kept Germany divided…

The Gulf War 1990 – 1991

Diary Entry Iraq invades Kuwait 1990 The Gulf War (2nd August 1990 – 28th February 1991) was in two parts, ‘Operation Desert Shield’ (2nd August 1990 – 17th January 1991), for operations leading to the build-up of troops and defence…