Sundays used to be a day of rest and, as a youngster growing up in the fifties and sixties, incredibly boring.
As a student in the seventies they were a real godsend as it gave one the opportunity to recover from the excesses of Saturday night. When the children were born they gave us the opportunity to do things and go places, but then the pace life took off in the eighties and in no time at all it became just another working day.
Of course it was a day of rest for partly religious reasons as on the seventh God rested in the creation of the Earth. Whether you believe in that or not, the great god capitalism has made it an ordinary day. No longer a special family day or a day just for relaxation but a day to get up go to work, do the shopping and whatever else capitalism dictates.
The above film was all about taking part in sport on a Sunday. The central character, Eric Liddell, refused to run on a Sunday during the 1924 Paris Olympic Games because of his strict religious views. The film received seven academy award nominations.
Whether you believe in God or not take it from someone who foolishly was bored on Sundays, we have lost something.
My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
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This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.
Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.