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Call of the Sirens

According to history, Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the earth in 1519, however, ancient civilisations like the Phoenicians and Minoans established viable trade routes before the terms import and export were used. To explain the turbulent seas and its myriad of creatures, these same people created stories of gods who controlled the oceans and…

A Mother’s Love

A mother has a unique bond with her child, a deep connection which is established when a woman becomes pregnant. Ten months of nurture before the birth unites both mother and child. No matter what happens afterwards, whether life deals good cards or bad cards, that connection is what binds, forever. Even our planet is…

Where the heck has the time gone!

You know that saying ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’, well I’d like to redress and say ‘Time flies.’ That’s it. I really don’t know what happened to last week, or the week before that. In fact, this year is flying by. I am finding it increasingly difficult to find time to blog, read blogs I…

The Ages of Man

I was fossicking around in my collection of books looking for sources relating to research on a new idea for a story when I happened across a thin book: Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days. It may be thin in size but definitely not in its telling. I bought it some years back now and remembered…