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The Vagaries of Swing: Footprints on the Margate Sands of Time
The BBC TV series “True Love” was the catalyst for this tale, portraying various romantic encounters, all set by the Margate seaside. True love has many forms. A passion for cricket can... More > also be a manifestation of love. Yet it is impossible to discuss cricket, with its broad themes, without reflecting on life itself. I have set my story broadly in 1965, when a girl lost her life. At the time, her death meant little to us but such are the vagaries of writing, that the more I researched the subject, the greater I became drawn in. Any discussion on the circumstances surrounding her murder led inevitably to the inclusion of another theme, which I have encountered in life, violence towards women. I still return to Margate regularly and regard it with deep affection. It was in danger of becoming a wasteland. There are those now, some famous, some often unsung, trying to fashion a resurgence. Another form of true love. May their guardian angels help them succeed.< Less
The Cow Pie Story
Kristin Murdock could be called the world's only "entre-manure", after finding great success in turning cow dung into fun creations.
It all started while hiking near Lake Powell, Utah,... More > when she stumbled upon a batch of old sun-dried cow droppings. What a great gag gift for the person who has everything, she thought. She gathered a few, lacquered and drilled holes in them, and stuffed them with a battery powered clock.
Quite accidentally, Donny Osmond saw one and featured it on the Donny and Marie TV talk show. A business was born!
Enjoy this inspirational story told with heart, humor and honesty as she shares her cowpie journey.< Less