The Last Stand

Second to last stand.

Read After Burnout

custers-last-standAt what point did he (General Custer) realise that he had played one gig too many?

Those Rock ‘n Roll days were about to be over.

Originally from West Yorkshire, I was brought up on a regular diet of Cowboys and Indians. Cowboys were the goodies and Indians were the not-so goodies. In later life I discovered otherwise. The small tableau above shows selfless heroism in the face of overwhelming odds. What it didn’t show was the years of brutality towards an indigenous people and the self-serving, deluding arrogance of a man who thought he was beyond death’s reach.

We all have our bad days, but it’s nothing to lose one’s hair over.

Well actually, no.

Yesterday found me in enemy territory again. I was in the school that sounded like it ought to be my uncle, but wasn’t, and I was starting to get reports that a whole nation…

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