Monthly Archives: November 2018

Greek mythology story of Narcissus

This blog was inspired by David McNeil poem about Greek mythology of Narcissus. I wanted to know more about the Greek mythology story and how this is very appropriate to many in today’s society. Read more

The Way of Narcissis poem explained

Recently David McNeil, submitted his poem ‘The Way of Narcissis’ to his David Desk pages. We had discussed the poem and I had asked David to break down his poem so the layman could understand the thinking behind it.

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The Way of Narcissus

This poem or stanza The Way of Narcissis is written by our regular contributor David McNeil who was inspired to write the verses for Remembrance Sunday.

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Matthew Hedges, university student or spy?

I’ve been following the case of Matthew Hedges, the Durham PhD student who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates. With all the newspapers in the world covering the story,  yet I still have my doubts about his innocence.

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Samuel Plimsoll and the development of vessel Load Line legislation

Samuel Plimsoll and the development of vessel Load Line legislation.

Have you ever looked at a ship hull and wondered what the lines were called? David McNeil a retired merchant seaman can answer this question

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