“Turn the World Around”

“God Speaking To Anne Terri Through The Holy Spirit: Believe in this. AMEN”

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Friends, the last 12 months have been bewildering.  Between a so-called president disgracing a nation, an innocent teacher being arrested and wrestled to the ground for asking a question, and a villain being feted by Hollywood, the last week or so in particular has been disheartening.  

It seems like the entire world has turned upside down and backwards.  But on this Martin Luther King Day, I want to tell you that I grieve but I don’t despair.  Because I know that it’s still possible to turn the world around:

“Do you know who I am?  Do I know who you are?”  That puts me in mind of a related piece of advice, courtesy of Maya Angelou via Oprah Winfrey:  “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

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Blog No.33: Christmas story No.2 – In The Bleak Midwinter – The Christmas of 1965(?)

A True Christmas of the past.

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The second of a few memorable musical Christmases

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Since it’s the season to be jolly and joyous (to quote The Muppet Christmas Carol) I thought I’d give you all, and myself, a break from the usual blogs and bore you with some different ones instead. No.2 is about the second Christmas I can remember, that of 1965…at least I think that was the year. I must have been around 8 or 9. Anyhow, it was the year of my first public singing performance. This all happened at Greenland Infant and Primary School, South Moor, Stanley, County Durham.

Greenland School around the time it opened in 1908. The school closed a few years back.

The first thing I remember is…

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Blog No.24: A Musical ‘History’ Of Northumberland & Durham – Part 3 – 1900 to 1945 – Tracks 10 to 13

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Tracks 10 to 13 of the ‘album’ covering the first half of the 20th century – from the Jarrow Crusade of 1936, to a fictional, strange mining accident tale

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I’m unable to get the next Close Encounters Of The Musical Legend kind out, so it’s this one instead I’m afraid.

Welcome to a blog about tracks 10 to 13 of Part 3. Now comes the blurb if you haven’t read the…

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