Category Archives: PEOPLE

TUNNEL WARFARE

With all the talk in the news of potential tunnel warfare in Gaza, I thought it timely to post a picture of myself in the Cu Chi tunnels during a tour of Vietnam a couple of decades back.   These … Continue reading

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KIBBUTZ MISGAV AM EVACUATED

Misgav Am, population 385, is the most northern kibbutz in Israel just metres from the Lebanese border. I visited back in 2018. Under threat of rocket and artillery fire, Misgav Am along with 38 other northern kibbutzim has today been … Continue reading

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HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN ISRAEL

On the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war, Hamas has struck a massive and highly coordinated attack on its Israeli neighbour.  1,400 Israeli civilians have been killed and over a hundred hostages taken back to Gaza. This horrific event … Continue reading

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BRETHERN IN CHRIST

The BIC was founded by my 6th great uncle, the Reverend Martin Beam back in Pennsylvania in the 1770s. The Reverend Otterbein heard him speak and rushed forward to clasp him in greeting, saying “We are Brethern,……. Brethern in Christ!”. … Continue reading

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KING CHARLES CORONATION

Today is the coronation of King Charles. It seems like yesterday that I watched his investiture as the Prince of Wales.  Long live the King!!

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

THE CLASS OF ’43 Women who broke so much more than mere glass ceilings. WOMEN FERRY PILOTS Women ferry pilots flew more than nine million miles in 72 different aircraft for the Ferrying Division, US Air Transport Command during WWII.  … Continue reading

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SILICON VALLEY BANK FAILURE

The Silicon Valley Bank was closed down today by Californian regulators. Brought back memories of bank failures which I witnessed over the years in London. Most memorable was the forced shutdown of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) … Continue reading

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YELLOWSTONE

On this day in history, President Grant signed the bill to fund America’s first national park. I was fortunate to experience the park under both summer and winter conditions in the space of one eventful and photographically sublime week. No … Continue reading

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ST. DAVID’S DAY

Today is Saint David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales. Best wishes to the Welsh! Lake Vyrnwy, Wales

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VIETNAM PEACE DAY

Today is the anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty for the Vietnam war. This effectively ended  American  involvement in the southeast Asian conflict.  CHU-CHI TUNNEL Thirty feet below the surface, this is a self portrait taken in the … Continue reading

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