Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Mothering Sunday

In 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”, and created the Mother’s Day International Association.¬† As Ann Jarvis said: A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the…

Thought for the day

At the fourth annual conference of the Institute for the Scientific Study of International Relations at Copenhagen in June 1931 which was published in the magazine of the Council on Foreign Relations¬† in December of that year, the following Statement…

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Welshcakes Limoncello, of Sicily Scene is one half of a Welsh tag team, the other being Simone de Beauvoir Limoncello and they blog on all things Sicilian. She also keeps up with all things British or at least did until…

Herve Falciani

The thing is, people rarely do things for other than two reasons – money or personal obsession about some point. This blog was begun because of an obsession with Them. What was the reason for Herve Falciani [pictured] doing as…

Earthquake

Time for a break from European politics.¬† Your humble blogger had never heard of Aum Shinrikyo, Yoichi Clark Shimatsu or Archipelago before today, nor had he heard of Shoko Asahara, Harry Mason or Dan Gerber – shows what a sheltered…

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The Quiet Man is an English stalwart who is part of the large rump of this country that does NOT appreciate the way the place has gone down, especially in the past 13 years. As QM says: Once I was…