‘A Thousand Ships’ Book Review — by Milly Reynolds

*You can buy the book here.

Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Allison… (Reblog)

Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Allison…

Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020

Top Five Saturday: Guilty Pleasures — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary (Reblog)

Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books in which the bookish community discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously, the meme has focused on a range of different characters (witches and werewolves), genres (thrillers, detectives and re-tellings) and thoughts about the industry and life as a bookworm, and many more. […]

Top Five Saturday: Guilty Pleasures — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

*Great post. What’s your favourite book?

Photography – A Beginners Guide – Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow! – An article by Goff James — Art, Photography and Poetry (Reblog)

Recap – Speed v Size, Clear v Blur! Aperture, shutter speed and focal length are a DSLR’s vital ingredients. Exposure is the result of two factors;   Speed of shutter opening and closing and is measured in fractions of a second:         1/1000 (Fastest) … 1/2 ( Slowest),   Aperture size (width of opening […]

Photography – A Beginners Guide – Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow! – An article by Goff James — Art, Photography and Poetry

*Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020 — an amateur photographer.

Haiku: ‘Rearguard’

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Last line of defense
I am the man in motion
All the men are gone

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*More dystopian material…

10 Popular YA Novels I’ve Never Read (Reblog)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy I’m not entirely even sure what this book is about. I think it’s a coming-of-age story? And they …

10 Popular YA Novels I’ve Never Read

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Stop Judging and You Begin to Free Yourself — Share Your Light (Reblog)

We are talking a lot about unveiling the ego and letting go of its destructive grip. It is much easier said than done. For years, the ego has grown as part of our own development. Of course, it depends a lot on the inner steadfastness we had in our younger years and on how much […]

Stop Judging and You Begin to Free Yourself — Share Your Light

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020. Spiritual philosophy is one of my favourite subjects; the Upanishads, for example, used to be one of my favourites areas of solace… I must return to them.

Haiku: ‘Dystopian Inheritance’

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I am the hated
I’m persona non grata
I will inherit

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*More dystopian food for thought…

USS West Virginia – Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay — Pacific Paratrooper (Reblog)

Her wounds had been grievous that morning in 1941, when Japanese torpedo bombers  swept low over the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor and unleashed their deadly cargoes at the easy targets moored along Battleship Row.  The surface might of the U.S. Pacific Fleet was virtually helpless against the onslaught, and those ships moored outboard received […]

USS West Virginia – Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay — Pacific Paratrooper

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020. World War II history…

2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife (Reblog)

In 1981 I remember hearing Destroyer on the radio and was confused…Wait…is this a new version of All Day and All of the Night? I wanted that song so I bought the album. Give The People What They Want combines different styles. Punk, Rock, and a little New Wave was thrown in on a few […]

2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020 Rock music

Ancestral — The Light is On (Reblog)

That dream came alive in snowcapped peaks flowing like a thousand whispered secrets, its laughter gently echoing off the slopes down into the valley…

Ancestral — The Light is On

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020… poetry