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The Universe Began on Monday Afternoon

The Universe Began on Monday Afternoon.A large telescope is on its way to take a look at how the universe began.  It took 30 years to get such a project off the ground, which tempts me to compare it with the model plane my pal Ronnie and I constructed out of balsa wood in just 2 days. Admittedly, we never managed to get ours off the ground at all, but I'm just saying.

Religious Tourism – Part 1, Catholics

RELIGIOUS TOURISM – PART 1, CATHOLICSPart 1. In my books on tourism potentials in the Algarve and the whole of Portugal, I mentioned religious tourism as something with great profit, to come. In book RESSURGIR, on my chapter about the FUTURE OF TOURISM, I repeated it.

Don't Worry? It'll Never Happen!

DON'T WORRY? IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN!Occasionally, seeing your furrowed brow, someone might say to you, "Don't worry, it probably won't happen!"  Little realising you were mentally choosing lottery numbers, or contemplating proposing marriage to your long-suffering partner.  Good luck in both endeavours, by the way; if you could choose only one, which would it be? 

Are You a Twin, a Ruler, or a Homeowner?

Whats in a nameThe name David, you will not be surprised to hear, means 'beloved.'  Or perhaps by the time you finish reading this, you will be surprised.  

Do You Know Where You Came From?

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM?A baby left on a doorstep in swaddling clothes - the baby was wearing them, not the doorstep - on Christmas Eve in 1899 had a note pinned to the basket he lay in, which said, 'This is David Learmont.'  The note said that, not the basket.  It's no breeze, this writing lark.

Do You Always Mean What You Say?

DO YOU ALWAYS MEAN WHAT YOU SAY?Waiting for a bus, I'm burning to death in this heat.  To make matters worse, I'm dying of thirst.  And I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.  It doesn't help that my feet are killing me and my briefcase weighs a ton.  An earlier bus took forever to arrive, so that was a non-starter.  At least it isn't raining cats and dogs.

Can I Claim It On Expenses?

CAN I CLAIM IT ON EXPENSES?Everyone likes to receive a reward now and then, it's not an ambition restricted only to bounty hunters.  There is an assortment of bounties for a range of folks, neither pun intended.   

Have You Broken Any Laws Lately?

HAVE YOU BROKEN ANY LAWS LATELY?There are some crimes you aren't aware you are committing, and we are told that ignorance of the law is no excuse, so most of us are probably criminals, technically at least.  I'm hoping it's technically in your case as well as mine.