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About Keefy

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  • Birthday 06/23/1951

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  • Location Berlin
  • Nationality British
  • Gender Male
  • Interests History, Geography, Travel
  1. Bruno Ganz R.I.P.

    Sorry to read of Bruno Ganz's death.   Wings of Desire (Himmel über Berlin) is a great portrait of Berlin as I first remmber it, while the Wall was still there. And when he goes nuts as Hitler in Downfall... Great actor. I'll miss him
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    Been a bit difficult recently - 3 hospital appointments in 2 months (Aug-Sep 2018) and another one due in Nov 2018.   Sod it, I'm just getting old
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    No, English, but my late sister did some research and discovered that the family emigrated from the Orkney Islands to Norfolk in the 18th century.
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    The Impact? Many countries have what is referred to as “Soft Power”. In my opinion, the UK has a lot of that. It is, after all, the country that produced such classics as “Beowulf”, the tales of Chaucer, the plays of Shakespeare and Marlowe, the wit of Samuel Johnson, the novels of  Dickens, and finishing up with modern classics and even Harry Potter. Not only that – we have the Rolling Stones, still strutting their stuff to worldwide acclaim. Then there are the beauties of our landscape, from wild Cornish seascapes to desolate Scottish mountains, the sheep-studded hills and mountains of mid and north Wales and the Lake District. There is also the legacy of great engineers such as Stevenson and Brunel. In short, a quite remarkable heritage for a small island. In my opinion, by deciding to leave the European Union, the UK diminishes itself on the world stage. Those great and valuable things will, over time, become the heritage of an insignificant island off the coast of Europe. In an age of people such as Putin and Trump, I don’t think that such isolation is a good idea.
  5. Senility...when an "All Nighter" means you can sleep for 8 hours without having to get up to take a pee