BBC NEWS –  September 24, 2017

There are concerns that the escalating rhetoric could lead to one side misinterpreting the other, with dangerous consequences.

Sticks and stones may break your bones,

But, these words risk making killing zones.


Reuters – April 7, 2017

‪‪”This tombstone makes it possible to put anything next to the deceased person’s name and surname, you can write an entire novel if you like. You can put pictures, or a film there,” Saso Radovanovic, head of the company Bioenergija which sells the tombstones, told Reuters. 

A bad idea! Desist and cease.

Or no one will  ever “rest in peace.”


BBC news – March 31, 2017

A sharp rise in US pedestrian deaths has been partly blamed on people using their smartphones while driving or crossing the road. The US Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that there were 6,000 pedestrian deaths in 2016, the highest number in more than 20 years.

Smartphone usage that was not so smart.
(A life lesson we all should take to heart.)


Reuters Odddly zen ought News – September 10, 2016

‪”We want to show and appreciate the hard work of grave diggers,” said Ladislav Striz, who established the contest last year

When you “shuffle off this mortal coil,”
Please leave a minimum of soil.


Yahoo News – November 13, 2016

Nimrud was the one of the great centres of the ancient Middle East. Founded in the 13th century BC, it became the capital of the Assyrian empire, whose rulers built vast palaces and monuments that have drawn archaeologists for more than 150 years.

Ancient ashes soaked once more,
In the bloody madness of war.