Reflecting: Embracing the chaos and 21st Century Wire

Reflecting: Embracing the chaos and 21st Century Wire

First weekend of May for the last 4 years has played host to Alternative View conference at Horwood House arranged and hosted by Ian R Crane. A weekend of considerable quality guests and presentations. Plus 21st Century Wire broadcasting live from the venue, they are setting up just to my 2 o’clock. That was when I initially began to scribe this post, my internal monologue going over what has transpired at the event so far. Palms…

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Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

It is a conversation with Nottingham living historian Robin Hood, Tony Rotherham that began this journey and the film. Could the Arboretum really be the inspiration of Neverland? JM Barrie once lived very nearby in his tenured youth working for the Nottingham Journal albeit for only a brief 2 years. Barrie apparently walked each day to the city offices through the arboretum, full of beautiful trees and open spaces that today now more than 100 hundred…

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Memory fading…?

Memory fading…?

Memory fading…? Our own personal worse fear. More than any height or the spider in the bathroom. The sense of existing forever we all feel inside confronted by the stark face of mortality when it starts to break down. Where did I put those keys down? What was your name again? Forgetting words, you know you knew. Am I going to become a husk of my present self unable to recall even my sons name…

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Flying Rod sighting, explainable. Yet coincidence played its part

Flying Rod sighting, explainable. Yet coincidence played its part

Leaving work, 16.15 Sunday 30/07/2017 walking in an Easterly direction towards the Noel Street tram stop after a 10 hour shift at work. With the Silver aluminium cladded Pinnacle tower to my right, a tall block of private flats in the centre of the Hyson Green area of Nottingham. Crossing my mind is the object I saw with my partner last week. A flying rod. A thin tubular tic-tac like white rod, very high in…

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Having a beard does that makes you a terrorist?

Having a beard does that makes you a terrorist?

BeardLivesMatter! Beards come in all shapes and sizes, as do the people who grow them. The diversity of styles remarkable. The spectrum of cultures across the world value beards differently, indeed like fashions they come and go. For some they are proud symbol of status. To others they represent religious recognition. Throughout history they are significant from Vikings to Spartans. Greeks and Romans, from Hadrian – 43 Emperors in a row proudly wore beards until…

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Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day what do they mean?

Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day what do they mean?

Went looking into the origins of Mothers Day and Mothering Sunday this morning. Just a year ago, lost my mother her birthday last year coincided with Mother’s day 14th March 2016. Followed by her death on my birthday of 22nd March 2016. Sinking in a little deeper this morning, what does Mothers Day mean? Heres what I discovered. We are to thank Anna Jarvis who held a memorial day service in 1908 for her mother…

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Lets compare leaked MoD predictions looking at future trends to what has really happened

Lets compare leaked MoD predictions looking at future trends to what has really happened

2007 to 2016 nearly 8 years of events. What has transpired in the real world to what was proposed and probability based, expected to occur. Aimed to be an accessible video for all, clear presentation and graphics through. Going through the document, the 90+ page Ministry of Defense DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme 2007 – 2036 published in the January of 2007. Envisioning Britain’s strategic context up to 2036. Shifting economic relationships, geopolitical changes, resource challenges…

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ASSAP 35th anniversary conference

ASSAP 35th anniversary conference

Seriously Strange represents 35 years of taking the strange, seriously! ASSAP is an education association dedicated to discovering the scientific truth behind unexplained anomalous phenomena. Many prominent speakers over the weekend, discussing a range of topics. I was humbly approached to give a presentation talk, by Norie Miles. ASSAP List of speakers  ASSAP has no corporate beliefs and encourages an open-minded, undogmatic scientific approach to its subject. The main activities of the association are research into reports of…

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Magic in my pocket: The Black Mirror

Magic in my pocket: The Black Mirror

Magic in your pocket: The black mirror  Do you believe in magic? A bit of an unfair question really for which I must apologize, when I say magic, and when you think magic it is likely we have different perspectives. I have an interest in etymology the origin and ancestry of words. Magic is a challenging word, it has tied to all manner of things. I will however generalize, magic tricks, illusions, sleight of hand,…

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AV7 Alternative View reflections

AV7 Alternative View reflections

AV7 Alternative View. An exceptional bold event. Held at a secluded hotel Horwood House, in the countryside of Milton Keynes. Bringing together speakers from across the globe from various disciplines and experiences gave AV7 possibly the strongest line up of information one could ever receive. Set over the course of the weekend, whilst also encapsulating the Monday for workshops and a final presentation.  Ian R Crane and his close team have created  something unique with…

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