January 13, 2011 · 2:32 am
Sad bad times sometimes bring forth heroes. They’re the mitigating silver lining. They’re what we focus on to avoid staring too hard at the greater despair.
Kim Hunter & David Niven, A Matter of Life and Death 1946
But they can be hard to spot, these heroes. You don’t notice them beforehand. What do they look like? Not like my idea of a hero – handsome, twirly moustache, flying jacket, gentle eyes combined with slightly cruel mouth – sorry, I’m thinking of David Niven in A Matter of Life and Death.
So for these gloomy times, here are two lots of real heroes. They don’t look a bit like David Niven.
1. Patricia Maisch – She reminds me of Hong Kong Phooey. Continue reading →
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January 7, 2011 · 5:58 pm
How did these two guys find themselves in the same news story? A firefighter commended for his work in the 7 July 2005 London bombings – and a cocaine smuggler.
Their pictures may explain it. Continue reading →
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