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Today, the 11th of November, at 11 o’clock, people all over Britain stopped what they were doing and kept silent for two minutes. This is Armistice Day, the day, month and hour on which the Great War, the First World War, the “war to end all wars”, ended.

The custom…

Or not. It depends on how 'eternal' our identities (as opposed to our 'souls') are.

As matters now stand, and as far as I can see, Tolkiens Ainulindale and Quenta Silmarillion stand about as much chance of being true as Genesis, for all the proof we have of either.

Aerial photo showing the collapsed waste heap and path of the landslide (607776-public_domain-wikimeida_commons))

It was a quarter past nine on the morning of 21st October 1966, the staff and pupils of Pantglas Junior School in the village of Aberfan were just beginning the day. On the other side of the country, in Hull, my eight-year-old self was doing the same at Southcoates Lane…

Tony Atkinson

Snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, walker of paths less travelled by. Advocate-in-Ordinary to His Satanic Majesty.

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