He has been a good and valued friend for many years.
He and my adoptive father were roughly contemporaneous and firm friends though on many issues related to religion they were on opposite sides. But, that was the beauty and magic of WHAT WAS Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s. Folks were still friends, relatives and neighbors irrespective of religion.
Father Gomis is a wonderful human being. And to I, that is all that matters. He is now 85-years old.
Over the last few years he has been using the ‘+’ in front of his name.
That is not a plus sign. It is meant to be a CROSS. It is meant to connote a title assumed by clergy in the medieval times — that of a SINNER. So, the ‘+’ indicates that the Archbishop is signing himself, out of HUMILITY, as a ‘sinner’.
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I, fortunately, am NOT alone in my total disgust and disdain for this smug, obese reprobate.
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First a poem-in-prose and now a picture taken in Norway.
Dick had this to say about this picture:
“Here is a photo I did that I like a lot. It was taken on a trip we took through Norway about three years ago.
We were held over at at train stop in this tiny town of Myrdal, and so I was wandering around taking photos.
It does have some Photoshop enhancement, l but then everything I do has Photoshop enhancement.”
Check Category ‘New Hampshire’.
Dick Byrd is a polymath: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, and writer.
P.S., Dick added this in his e-mail with the poem: “Don’t worry, the subject of this poem is purely fictional, not about anyone I know personally.”
The MUST WATCH trailer on YouTube.
We were going to watch Season 1 of the PBS “Victoria” on Amazon Prime when I saw this. We had seen the trailer earlier in the year and had DEFINITELY wanted to see it. So, without hesitation, I rented it, in HD format (for the customary 48-hours) for $5.99 from Amazon. I am so glad that I did. It was excellent.
Loved it. Incredibly funny. Touchingly cute. And as we British would contend, “warms the cockles of your heart“.
It said at the start that it was a “true story — or most of it”. That made it even more special. I have since discovered that it is indeed so, though the movie, no doubt, took some poetic licenses.
Highly, highly recommended. Ideal movie for these days. Reminds you what loyalty and service is all about.
Set us up, nicely, for Season 2 of “Victoria“, on PBS, in January 2018.
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