Author Archives: Life's Little Ironies

The history of History – Part 1 – The Past

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2011/mar/29/history-school-crisis-disconnected-events When Lifeslittleironies was about 4 years old and frequently bored, one would alight on a Victorian glass-fronted oak bookcase. Within those rows of fake Morocco leather straight-grain green tomes would be titles of a historical outlook. “Middle School History” … Continue reading

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Sinking into an abyss of a new Dark Age – A Darker Irony Part Two

Those doltish gun control advocates are crawling out of the woodwork! So some madman cuts down some unknown journo’s (well, I don’t know them) in rural Virginia and all of a sudden it’s “Bye-bye Bereta”,  “Au-Revoir Remmington” and “So Long! Smith and … Continue reading

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“By the lights of perverted science” – A Darker Irony Part One

“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark” Dante’s Inferno Oh for Spring! The cool fresh air of a clear sunlit morning. Cool yes, yet the warmth of the sun kisses my face. As I squint … Continue reading

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The Watercress file meets Fridgegate

Given the apparent heightened interest in the contents of my fridge and pantry by certain circles within the  Country Club enclave Lifes Little Ironies thought it would provide selected highlights of some of the delicious tuck and vittles on display. Milk, bread butter and cereals … Continue reading

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Climate Change? No (High)Way!

Last summer Life’s Little Ironies took a road trip and drove along the flat, expansive, endless highways of Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. I remember one particular day. It was high noon. The air was as dry as dust and statically … Continue reading

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Actually, I don’t need your critique!

Resumes (or C.V’s) are very personal constructions. One’s life is a sum of its parts and through the resume you are exposing your raw self to an unsentimental world and putting yourself “out there” as the saying goes. To further … Continue reading

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Colonel Gaddafi’s Bad Day Out

Life’s Little Ironies is feeling a little sorry for Gaddafi. You could image the scene. Gaddafi is spending his days staring wistfully out of the window looking at the heat rays shimmering off the sand blasted, corrugated tin roofs, inspecting … Continue reading

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A Sermon on the Mount – A GOP Interpretation

Life’s Little Ironies was absent-mindedly watching the TV the other night when I heard a preacher extoll to his flock “Blessed are the wealth creators, for they will inherit a tax free earth” The congregation purred their approval. I looked … Continue reading

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The Travails of Irony

The quandary with writing irony is a little like giving to charity. When you channel squillions to deserving causes anonymously you will do an awful lot of good for mankind but no one will share your evident satisfaction in the … Continue reading

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Foreign Aid – When is 0.7% just too much?

The next time your boss swings by your office and says “Henderson…” (It might be of course that your name is not Henderson. It could be Hepworth, Hendricks, Hixcock or Hepplethwaite, but no matter, we will stick to the euphemistic … Continue reading

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