Tag Archives: humanity

  1. Was Humanity Always This Bad?

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    Friday 16 June, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    . “First world problems” – they are banded about on social media every single day… . Oh look, here’s me …
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  2. Karma – A Childhood Lesson

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    Tuesday 28 February, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    This is a true tale that happened within the last hour. It is perhaps small and maybe insignificant to some, …
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  3. We are still alive and we are kicking ! ! !

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    Tuesday 22 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yet again I write with sadness at the senseless cruelty from our own species. Brussels has today become the latest …
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  4. Ankara

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    Wednesday 16 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For those who consider this part of the world some war torn dung-heap slum of rabble-rousing mobs who deserve nothing …
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  5. More bodies where I sat only recently

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    Sunday 13 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Less than a month after the last large scale suicide bombing in our capital, at least 37 residents of Ankara have tonight …
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  6. Still relevant – The Great Dictator

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    Tuesday 26 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    It’s funny how film and history are forever intertwined, and that we don’t seem to learn from either. Charlie Chaplin, the …
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  7. Only through our own humanity…

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    Saturday 02 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My prayers are for an end to the conflict in Syria. Enough families have paid the price. A good friend …
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  8. Across the so-called divide

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    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no stranger to Christianity, and to be honest, nor are many of my faith, after all, Jesus is pretty …
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  9. Life

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    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  10. The surprisingness of normal folk

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    Wednesday 09 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today was a good day in southwest Türkiye.  I tackled a number of ‘chores’ today, starting off with taking the …
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  11. Peace and People

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    Sunday 06 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like any conflict on the world stage, everyone of us has very personal views, and the situation in Syria is …
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  12. Bloggers Unite for Peace

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke ~  ~ …
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  13. Who would join me?

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    Thursday 19 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A couple of times recently I have posted my thoughts about the ongoing wave of destructiıon that the idiots waving …
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  14. Love Over Fear

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    Wednesday 18 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The level of response generated by my previous post, Perspective & Humanity, was reassuring, pretty much supportive and mostly from my usual clan …
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  15. Perspective & Humanity

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    Sunday 15 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    During the past 48 hours, I, and I’m sure many of you, will have seen or perhaps taken part in …
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  16. Not In MY Name

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    Saturday 14 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last month we saw multiple bombings in Turkey, then destruction over Egypt, countless other atrocities both here and happening daily in …
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  17. Diwali 2015

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    Wednesday 11 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Yes, it’s that time of year again when my friends who follow Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism celebrate the festival …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (II)

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in the grounds of Christ Church, Stone Town, …
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  19. Today, we think of Japan

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    Wednesday 11 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s been four years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 at 2:46pm local time. Yesterday …
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  20. Art From Where You’d Least Expect…

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    Saturday 07 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This isn’t a post about my own work, something I have crafted myself or even a tale I have to …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (III)

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    Sunday 25 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is such a sad looking young girl who was told to stand there and …
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  22. What Does Success Mean?

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    Friday 16 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . Below you’ll find a story retold many times. I’m sure many of you will know of it; but if …
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  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth (II)

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    Saturday 27 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge represents the genuine warmth of shared laughter. Hope you enjoy …
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  24. Christmas…

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    Thursday 25 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a beautiful and gorgeous winters’ morning here today in southwestern Türkiye. It’s cold (5/41) at night, but warm (20/68) …
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  25. REBLOG: Wordless Wednesday (sort of)

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    Wednesday 03 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Doh' Micile:
    If only the world could accept this simple truth… Doh' Micile View original post

  26. Wishing For Peace

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    Tuesday 11 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of Atatürk’s passing…. there are many reasons this week why most of us …
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  27. What a Wonderful World !

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    Tuesday 12 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another of my ‘Tunes I Love’, and it’s the timeless classic by the late and very great Louis Armstrong… . …
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  28. Our Planet, Our Time, Our Shame

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    Sunday 03 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We only have one planet upon which we may dwell (as far as I know). So why do we seem intent …
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  29. Anti-Social Media (?)

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    Sunday 20 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Social Media; the bane or backbone of modern existence. See it how you will, we have ALL been dragged willingly …
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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (II)

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    Saturday 12 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in the grounds of Christ Church, Stone Town, …
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