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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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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 31

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 31

To See Other Chapters Click Here Chapter 31 First Love First Love It’s hard to know which relationship I should consider to be my first love. Was it Jackie, when I was 7, or Sue when I was 10, or Jules when I was 16, or should I only count the more adult affairs in…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 30

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 30

To See Other Chapters Click Here Chapter 30 2020 June “Those days are gone forever” I was driving home today. The sun was bright and hot. I could feel it hard on my arm and face. My phone was set to random and started playing Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”. He sang of seeing…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 29

To See Other Chapters Click Here Forward to Chapter 29   The Miracle in Our Eyes Today, the 23rd May, 2020, is the 3-year anniversary of my surgery for a burst appendix and subsequent sepsis. During my recovery, I became very aware of how little time might be left, and what I wanted to do…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 28

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 28

Chapter 28 To see other chapters click here Filling the Void 2019 This page was blank a moment before I wrote on it, and before it was a blank page there was an empty space which it came to fill. In time, it will disappear, and there will be a space where it had been,…

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