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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 37

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 37

Previous Chapter To see other chapters click here Chapter 37 – Part 1 Introduction “The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel” These are the famous lines of Horace Walpole, lines that I’d try to slip into every one of my English A level essays. Fortunately, I was in good company as Walpole himself repeatedly used…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 36 Ideologies Part 3

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 36 Ideologies Part 3

Previous Chapter To see other chapters click here . Chapter 36 Ideologies PART 3 It’s February 2022, the threat of Nuclear Armageddon hasn’t been this tangible since 1962 when the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred. This involved the Russians placing nuclear missiles on Cuba partly in response to the US’s deployment of atomic weapons in Italy…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 35 Ideologies Part 2

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 35 Ideologies Part 2

Previous Chapter To see other chapters click here Chapter 35 Ideologies PART 2 Children are their parents’ teacher. 1970 London – Aged 5 – The Battle of Waterloo The green painted panels, dark red patterned chairs, red leather arm rests and wooden framed windows wrapped themselves around me. Through the rattling panes of glass I…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 34 Ideologies Part 1

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 34 Ideologies Part 1

Chapter 34 – Ideologies Part 1 Previous Chapter To see other chapters click here A zen student once asked their master, “What happens after death?” The master replied, “I don’t know.” The student, taken aback, exclaimed, “but you’re a zen master: you MUST know.” The zen master smiled then answered, “Yes, but I’m not a…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 33

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 33

To see other chapters click here Chapter 33 A Story of Love Image used by kind permission of Eduard Shruster   Please note that for a while this first section is repeated from Chapter 32 to help with those starting with this chapter. . Moshe and Battiya’s Story Part 1 – 1941 – Riga Train…

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Autobiography Chapter 32

Autobiography Chapter 32

Chapter 32 – 1981 to 1982 WARNING – CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT     Chapter List Written by Simon Mark Smith First draft edit Ros Finney Copyright © Simon Mark Smith 2021  . Poem to Jules – 2020 ______ You pull back your curtains Birds fly across your sky There’s a scent of wet grass…

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US Travel Diary 2003 Slideshow (Rebuilt 2021)

US Travel Diary 2003 Slideshow (Rebuilt 2021)

. . . In 2003 I co-drove 2 cats across the US from New York to Phoenix, mainly because at that time of year animals couldn’t travel in the cargo hold on planes due to the heat. I decided to write a travel diary of the journey, which became one of 8 that I wrote…

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