Was Gordon Wellesley Brittas a 20th Century Don Quixote?

CK12l2PWUAE0Iwl“There is either the maddest wise man or the wisest mad man in the world”

For many, many years I’ve been a fan of the story of “Don Quixote” the “Man from La Mancha” ever since I heard the songs from the 1964 musical performed on a TV show in the late 1980’s. Getting older I understood the song lyrics true meaning and became gripped by the story itself. The story written by Miguel de Cervantes between 1605 and 1615 was both satire and tragedy rolled into one. The sad tale of a man valiantly trying to do good but failing every time, unaware others see him as a joke. Oblivious of being mocked and despised even when it is done to his face. Read the rest of this entry »

Marking World Suicide Prevention Day

Every Writers problem: Those First Words … Or: How to write an introduction!!

jjWriting an introduction to anything is always difficult. How do you catch the eye, especially with the short attention-span people have nowadays. How can you write something so interesting that it hooks the reader and keeps your work in their minds for a long time to come? Read the rest of this entry »

ABBA’s Bjorn does not miss performing or ABBA and has joined therapy group

Bjorn-UlvaeusIn an exclusive interview ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus reveals he does not miss performing, or ABBA.
He says:

“I do not miss performing. I have always been a writer first. I often took a sneak peak into the auditorium before going onstage and listened to all those Read the rest of this entry »

Bruce Jenner And What It Truly Means To Be Transgender

CDenpP_VEAAurWwFor: The Gay UK
Over the past few months we have read and heard a lot of opinions on Bruce Jenner former sports hero and field athlete and currently world famous for his part in Keeping up with the Kardashians, starring his famous (step) children.
Once the world realised that his appearance was gradually changing: more feminine features, nail polish, longer hair the rumour mill started, the jokes started and in the end it was decided that Bruce Jenner could be just another figure for ridicule. It is media, and often human, nature to poke fun at those that are different. It is a defence mechanism we use to make sense of our world, but over the last twenty years the tabloid papers, aided by late night show comedians, have turned it into an acceptable way of dehumanising people they do not care for. The general public usually accepted these views and took them on board, until (MORE)

Black women get killed too – The war on Black women

(For Thy BlackMan.com) For the last week or so I’ve been following the reports on the riots after the Michael Brown shooting. This is horrible, I cannot imagine his families grief.

The response has been phenomenal: I think it is a good thing that the black community is coming together in protest once again – there is a growing unity that was absent for far too long.

But there is one thing that irks me: why do these protests always coincide with a (young) men being senselessly murdered? Why do the protesters always say: “We are tired of our men being gunned down.”.

What, just tired of our MEN being shot?

Where is the outrages when our women are gunned down? Over the last year alone, I’ve seen article after article, report after report where, in gruesome detail it was revealed how black women are systematically assaulted, abused, raped and sometimes killed by white men – including police men. Non, and I repeat NONE of these stories caused even the tiniest bit of outrage. Non of these stories even made it on the cover of newspaper or into TV news bulletins. (More)

Isn’t it time to end Sport Relief before something even more serious happens?

davina-mccall1-460x258So Davina McCall finished her challenge, apparently still in reasonably good health. Already it is asked: “So, who’s next?” and wondered: “how tough will the next one be?” Read the rest of this entry »

Comedians are more likely to suffer from mental health issues

HartWalliamsComedians may be more prone to conditions similar to bipolar disorder which could be the secret to being funny, the British Journal of Psychiatry has found this because they may be more disposed to “high levels of psychotic personality traits”. Read the rest of this entry »

Miranda Hart tells of struggle with fame

miranda-hartMiranda Hart has spoken of loneliness and struggling with fame in an interview for Desert Island Discs.

The comedy actress told the BBC Radio 4 programme she felt it was “all a bit too much” a year ago, but was now feeling “happier and more confident”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sinéad O’Connor’s open letter to Miley Cyrus was wonderful Miley’s response … not …

SineadYesterday Sinead O’Connor published an open letter to Miley Cyrus. This was a response to the tongue wagging singer claiming her new video was inspired by Nothing Compares 2U Read the rest of this entry »

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