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One Sentence

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Featured image: Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina, UK Film 2012    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2018  One Sentence: a story about great sentences and great first sentences This article on one sentence may veer in an entirely different direction, or not! I don’t always want to be predictable. Journalists and newspapers often write articles on the first lines …

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What is history 7: EH Carr Causation in history

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2018 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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The Second Coming WB Yeats

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Featured Image: WB Yeats, Poetry Foundation from Chicago History Museum    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 February 2018 The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats — a muse on literature Prologue Cast a cold Eye On Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by! Epitaph on Yeats grave, Drumcliff, County Sligo When I was living in Derry, I stopped at Yeats’ grave …

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The Humble Percent & Food Labels

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2017 The Humble Percentage and Food Labels Introduction Percent or (percentage) used to be spelled per cent (and sometimes still is). It comes from the latin per centum meaning by the hundred. What percent means is changing any list of numbers that add up to an irregular total into a modified list that …

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What is History 6: Religion

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 October 2017 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have shaped …

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Classic SciFi 9: Isaac Asimov I, Robot & Killer Robots

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2017 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or little …

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Atoms, Bytes, Genes

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Featured image: Detail from Genetic Drift 1, Tony Stewart, July 2004    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 February 2017 Atoms, Bytes & Genes: Science in the 21st century Preamble I made a political statement about science in a recent article 1984 The Way We Were. We also needed someone in the 1990s and in the twenty-first century to remind us that …

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What is History 5: EH Carr Historians & their facts

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 January 2017 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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1984: The way we were

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 December 2016 1984: The way we were and the way we are now It is 1984. I am just shy of 19, Reagan is about to be re-elected in the US, Thatcher is administering the UK, and our new prime minister, Bob Hawke, along with his treasurer, Paul Keating, is planning his own quiet …

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Secret City Trilogy Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 November 2016  Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’s novels, The Marmalade Files, The Mandarin Code and The Shadow Game (Secret City) Cybersecurity I have been thinking that I should write something about cybersecurity and the slow moving tragedy of what is happening to the Internet. But there is so much, the task seems daunting and …

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Dog Story

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Featured image: Jack, Dukie and Denise    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 September 2016 Doggie Tails Original title, which I much prefer. House-sitting, Buckinghamshire, UK Setting The Chiltern Hills form a chalk escarpment in South East England. We were house-sitters in two locations here in Buckinghamshire during the summer of 2014. The first place we spent one week, had a …

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What is History 4: Love

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Featured image: Comedian colleagues demonstrate jealousy, Japan    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2016 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, …

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Classic SciFi 5: William Gibson’s Art of Prophecy

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  10 June 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or little …

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The art of prophecy

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Featured prophecy image: Tiger & Crow Mannequins, Shop Display Bangkok    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  Friday 13 May 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired …