Tag Archives: england

The Long Reign Of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has ruled Great Britain since 1952. 68 Years. A long long time. Her Highness is now 94 years old. There have been highs and lows. We all know those moments of victory and tragedy. I’ll be gracious enough to not mention them.

The Longest Day Of The Year

37,000 people gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the dawn of the longest day of the year. Police arrested a number of people for reefer, which the BBC referred to as ‘drugs’. I stood on my roof at dusk. Naked to the sun. No one else joined me, which is a good thing. Getting arrested for […]

THE SEASON FOR GIVING by Peter Nolan Smith

Early on the morning of December 24, 1985 Vonelli, Lizzie and I boarded a train at Gard Du Nord. I could see my breath in the cold. Lizzie exhaled a thick cloud of smoke. She liked her Gaulloises. Lord Ventnor had invited us to spend the Christmas Holiday on the Isle of Wight. The train […]

The Iron Lady Restem In Infernum

This morning the funeral cortege of Margaret Thatcher was taken from Westminster to a funeral service at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Millions lined the streets of London to pay homage to the Old Lady, who was Britain’s longest serving prime minister of modern times. The funeral service was simple in accordance with the deceased’ wishes. Members […]

1984 Plus 29

CCTV was used instituted by Siemens AG at Test Stand VII in Peenemünde, Germany in 1942 to observe the launch of V-2 rockets according to Wikipedia. After the defeat of Nazi Germany the technology was adopted by the West to protect military and security installations. In 1973 the NYPD installed several cameras in Times Square […]