Tag Archives: peace

  1. Was Humanity Always This Bad?


    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


    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. Our Silence


    Thursday 08 December, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time has marched on; Many things have changed in our world; Perhaps more so here in Turkey and the Middle …
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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (IV)


    Tuesday 12 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is about a wish for the future; a future of peace. This image of …
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  5. We are still alive and we are kicking ! ! !


    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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  6. Ankara


    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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  7. More bodies where I sat only recently


    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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  8. Defiance: Frisked before prayers


    Saturday 30 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yesterday I took my son to the huge Kocatepe Mosque in downtown Ankara. It was his first time there, and …
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  9. Still relevant – The Great Dictator


    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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  10. Sad times


    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Today, another fatal bombing within our borders; taking the total lives lost over 200 in a couple of years. Add that …
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  11. The light


    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Our forests are cold, In the darkness of the night; Then dawn brings new hope, As the skies share the …
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  12. Only through our own humanity…


    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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  13. Across the so-called divide


    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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  14. Life


    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  15. Peace and People


    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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  16. Life-jackets for sale


    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Trousers Shoes Life Jackets Car tyre inner-tubes . . These are the items you’ll see on sale here today. Trousers …
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  17. Bloggers Unite for Peace


    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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  18. Who would join me?


    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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  19. Love Over Fear


    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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  20. Perspective & Humanity


    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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  21. Not In MY Name


    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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  22. Out of respect. 911


    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Normally I post about musical memories on a Friday. Not today.

  23. Beach time solitude


    Thursday 15 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It was late afternoon On a day last autumn The beach was quiet, and so was I Gentle lapping water, the …
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  24. Wishing For Peace


    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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  25. Respect : Remembrance Sunday


    Sunday 09 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Uncle Spike's Adventures:
    Lest We Forget In countries of the Commonwealth, today is known as Remembrance Sunday, with the…

  26. What a Wonderful World !


    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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  27. Enjoy A Peaceful Sunday


    Sunday 16 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A beautiful sunny morning; I was outside before breakfast with the camera, whilst mad Bonzo did his daily inspection of …
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  28. RIP Madiba


    Thursday 05 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Nelson Mandela, one of my all time heroes has passed away, aged 95. Rest in peace Madiba   http://live.reuters.com/Event/World_Watches_Nelson_Mandela

  29. Respect : Remembrance Sunday


    Sunday 10 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Lest We Forget In countries of the Commonwealth, today is known as Remembrance Sunday, with November 11th being the anniversary of …
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  30. A Special Day


    Tuesday 15 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today is Eid-al-Adha, which is sometimes referred to as the Sacrifice Festival, or here, it’s Kurban Bayram – the biggest …
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