On The Great Plains

Using graphics to

remember all kinds of stuff

such as history

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n.b. American Bison / also known as buffalo / Bob Marley / Buffalo Soldiers / African-American regiments of the US Army / Civil wars of the USA / Indigenous Americans* / First Nation / slavery / colonisation / land grabs / exploitation / What is freedom? / What do we love and whom do we love? / Who pays for prosperity? / Is a life survived best left unexposed? / ethics / Trace’ by Lauret Savoy.

* I am uncertain how to collectively name the people who populated The Great Plains of the North American continent. Advice happily received.

n.n.b. Inspired by NF. Thank you.

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CLP 10/03/2021

Lockdown 3 (Day 21) Postscript

To cap a suitably mournful day the UK has now lost over 100,000 people to coronavirus, (source: Public Health England).

Still there is discussion around shutting the airports, ports and the Channel Tunnel to all but the food and materials we need.

Take a moment to reflect on that figure again: 100,162 dead people due to coronavirus.

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CLP 26/01/2021

On 2020

Memorable year

One I would rather forget

Finally ends here

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CLP 31/12/2020

On Numbers 530

It doesn’t matter

how many yards it is there

if it’s the wrong way

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n.b. The old English game of twisting signposts around, or even removing them in case any odd foreign types think of invading, continues. I think some of us are beginning to realise that the reason these islands have not been invaded for such a long time, at least not overtly since the Welsh Tudors took over with the help of the French in CE 1485, is that nobody can be bothered with us…except Alexander Johnson’s Russian exile backers.

There will be some sadness as the EU waves the UK au revoir, but I am sure they have bigger fish to fry. They’ll get over it soon enough. It was a bitter-sweet affair from the start. Stuff happens; move on.

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CLP 22/10/2020

Mixed Messages

You had me there

When you wrote our hands held each other

“like flower heads turned to the Sun”

You had me there

~

You had me there

When you called to ask

“Why aren’t you here?”

You had me there

~

You had me there

And there

And there

You had me, right there

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CLP 26th August 2020