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The Future Of Islam In Russia by Wael El-Manzalawy - [263 words]
Metrolink608: Number One Engineer by Shelley Alongi Christmas, New years, laughter, tears, teasing, the engineer steeler, and liv... [6,046 words]
Metrolink608: Cuddled By The Engineer by Shelley Alongi quiet confidence, energetic moments, teasing, ephiphany, the engineer and... [3,783 words]
She Likes Trains: Station Gold by Shelley Alongi Glen the Metrolink engineer's first vocal utterance has inspired my new series o... [2,734 words]
Metrolink111: The Best Two Minutes by Shelley Alongi I've always said that Glen provided the best two minutes of my day. This wee... [3,088 words]
Metrolink111 Love On The Rails by Shelley Alongi Oh the joy and pain of communicating with a locomotive engineer. MP36 verses FP5... [5,155 words]
Metrolink111: Going Steady by Shelley Alongi Steady as she goes, a dilemma, cherishing the engineer, it doesn't get any better th... [4,897 words]
Heavy. What. by Angel Of Hope A vignette of my family. [170 words]
Annoyingted One by Angel Of Hope A vignette about my name. [170 words]
Splatterpunk: Welcome To It by Iron Dave An essay on the splatterpunk movement of the 1980s [2,637 words]
Metrolink111:She Likes Trains by Shelley Alongi Metrolink Glen, my engineer, how did you ever get it so right? How could somethin... [2,190 words]
Metrolink111: Sweet Engine Purring by Shelley Alongi Locomotives, engineer withdrawals, a stressful day, crying on the engineer's... [3,992 words]
Metrolink111: Alfa Cat Engineer by Shelley Alongi Another week ends at the fullerton station for Shelley and her engineers. Well,... [3,359 words]
Hamkatramck by Angel Of Hope A vignette about Hamtrack, Michigan. [171 words]
Metrolink111: The Disney Engineer by Shelley Alongi This doesn't take place at the Fullerton train station, it takes place at Dis... [2,046 words]
Who Americans Are And What They Do by Angel Of Hope - [869 words]
Timeline Of My Life by Angel Of Hope - [569 words]
Now That I'm Older, I'm Still Not Wiser by James Snyder Now that summer is over and the children are back in school I found mys... [883 words]
Metrolink111: Sweet Nothings by Shelley Alongi This week, at the fullerton train station, Glen, the mysterious Metrolink engineer... [4,452 words]
Metrolink111: Slumming It With The Guys by Shelley Alongi the engineer factor, can she find the train, plans, a supportive metrol... [3,522 words]
Metrolink111: Shaking Hands With The Engineer by Shelley Alongi My Glen full of surprises. [2,541 words]
Metrolink111: My Happy Places by Shelley Alongi An engineer, food, a gentle train journey, and meeting a restaurant owner. It's a... [3,331 words]
Metrolink111: Love Your Best Station Girl by Shelley Alongi Does he remember my name? Does he know where to find locomotive specs... [6,322 words]
A Pretty Girl by Angel Of Hope - [1,592 words]
Metrolink111: Touching The Locomotive by Shelley Alongi This week it's all about Glen and doign something that I've been afraid t... [2,520 words]
Metrolink111: Questions People Ask by Shelley Alongi A stellar day in the nonlogic department at the fullerton train station. [1,645 words]
Metrolink111: Listening To The Engineer by Shelley Alongi After gushing about glen, it's time for the story I haven't told you ye... [1,540 words]
Metrolink111: Finding The Gold Nuggetts by Shelley Alongi An accident memorial, a not for an engineer, and everything in between.... [5,339 words]
Metrolink111: Finding The Engineer by Shelley Alongi Comfort, food, waving, and just plain finding the engineer. [2,750 words]
Metrolink111: All The Engineer You Need by Shelley Alongi A heckler, intrigued engineers, and just how do you pronounce chatswort... [2,122 words]
Those Darndest Packets Of Powder by Angel Of Hope An editorial for class. [872 words]
Real Women Vs. Media's Version Of Women by Dream Rinsed Pretty&Beautiful vs. Hot&Sexy. [156 words]
Metrolink111: The Place Of Escape by Shelley Alongi Waving at and interacting with engineers, teasing, and escaping with trains. [3,034 words]
Metrolink111: Chatsworth Stories by Shelley Alongi Today I make thirty seconds of contact with a locomotive engineer who knew Rob... [3,903 words]
Metrolink111: All My Engineers by Shelley Alongi What a journey I've had over the last year since the chatsworth accident. I keep... [2,519 words]
Metrolink111: A Crush On The Engineer by Shelley Alongi Why don't I just admit that I have a mad crush on someone I never met, an... [2,595 words]
Letters About Islam I by Wael El-Manzalawy - [170 words]
Metrolink111: In Search Of The Engineer by Shelley Alongi Which engineer you ask? By now in my story you have several choices. Pi... [3,492 words]
Metrolink111: Flowers For An Engineer by Shelley Alongi On this trip to Chatsworth I meet rob's conductor, lay flowers for him, g... [3,305 words]
Metrolink111 Education On The Rails by Shelley Alongi Saturday September 12, 2009 finds me passing through Chatsworth on my way t... [3,334 words]
A Strange New Car by Orin G Quilar An essay about an embarrassing moment with someone else's car. [347 words]
Metrolink111: Asking The Freight Engineer by Shelley Alongi Making life happen, conversations, a pleasant August evening at the f... [2,756 words]
In An Airplane Going To San Francisco by Angel Of Hope - [133 words]
The Falseness Of The Evolution Theory by Wael El-Manzalawy - [332 words]
Metrolink111: The Case Of The Dejected Engineer by Shelley Alongi Questions, Chatsworth connections, eyes, and a milestone. [1,950 words]
Metrolink111: No No Magic Days by Shelley Alongi Only someone at a train station would call me a gold digger. Heartache, trouble,... [2,182 words]
On And Off The Wall by Piper Davenport - [1,538 words]
My Silent Friend (Shadows) by Veraelaine Louch We are never truly alone. There is always someone with us. [201 words]
Moving Beyond The Pain by Piper Davenport - [2,014 words]
Metrolink111: Shoes, Songs And Tunnels by Shelley Alongi All I can say is that two trains colliding last September led to all thi... [3,128 words]
Metrolink111: Rob Among The Chips And The Cookies: Almost by Shelley Alongi Someone told me that I would stir up fireworks in Cha... [1,910 words]
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What Do We Want? Concrete Fairness! When Do We Want It? Now! by Colin Baker Live Aid and Live 8 failed because they made metap... [4,232 words]
Screwball Scramble by Colin Baker There is a good reason for the phenomenon of frenzied shopping in the Western world. [2,381 words]
Metrolink111: Late Baby Late by Shelley Alongi Late trains, freight engineers, and new connections. [2,786 words]
Metrolink111: Assist At Chatsworth by Shelley Alongi I meet the fans that knew Rob Sanchez and get ideas for the memorial plaque.... [2,561 words]
A Hypothesis On Life by Mike Piotrowski A philosophical approach to a question with an impossible answer. Would like to hear your ... [416 words]
The Islamic Civilization And The Western Civilization by Wael El-Manzalawy - [472 words]
On Turning Sixty by Robert Levin The rewards of turning sixty [544 words]
Metrolink111: Here Comes Your Freight by Shelley Alongi Of horns, freights and memorial plaques. [2,178 words]
Metrolink111: Finding Rob's Spot by Shelley Alongi A cheeseburger, freight trains, and the quest to find a spot for a memorial pl... [1,590 words]
Metrolink111: Defending The Engineer by Shelley Alongi Two trips to the Fullerton station, a trip to a railroad model shop, the C... [2,416 words]
Metrolink111: Railroad Family Ties by Shelley Alongi You would never ever guess what the common factor in my train station journe... [2,056 words]
Metrolink111: Sick For Trains by Shelley Alongi The chatsworth accident, engineers, friends, a dog that's a train fan, quiet mome... [2,995 words]
Easter Everyday by Bridgett Nesbit A passionate portrait of Mary's love for her son and how the Easter message should be celebrate... [505 words]
Chatsworth Journal: Observations About The Metrolink111 Crash On September 12 2008 by Shelley Alongi I'm obsessed with the Chatsw... [1,785 words]
Metrolink111: Not Quite Throwing The Switch by Shelley Alongi Finally, a real live, sort of railroad switch! [2,017 words]
Metrolink111: Blame The Engineer by Shelley Alongi So people want to drag Rob Sanchez's name through the mud after the Chatsworth... [2,215 words]
What If I Die Today by Raine Lariza It is an essay about how is it like if one person dies today.. Read on :) [507 words]
Metrolink111: Is She A Foamer by Shelley Alongi Six months and it all comes down to one question. Between grief, solace, creativi... [2,665 words]
The Paradise by Wael El-Manzalawy - [183 words]
Sex In Islam by Wael El-Manzalawy - [244 words]
Metrolink111: The Human Place by Shelley Alongi Six months after the Chatsworth train wreck it is the human story that draws me t... [1,174 words]
Pagan Cycles Of Modern Religion by Dr Lemuria - [2,935 words]
Our Secret Reality by Dr Lemuria - [196 words]
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How We Create Reality by Dr Lemuria - [7,362 words]
Dr Lemurias Host by Dr Lemuria - [12,404 words]
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Alchemy by Dr Lemuria - [272 words]
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Ahkenaton by Dr Lemuria - [701 words]
After-Life by Dr Lemuria - [241 words]
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TITLE (EDIT)
Society, The Family And A Thatcher.
DESCRIPTION
When UK conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asserted in 1987 that 'there is no such thing as society', she overlooked all that it is to be human.
[5,380 words]
AUTHOR
Colin Baker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[October 2014]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
clnbkr@tiscali.co.uk
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (117)
25 Years On (Poetry) - [85 words]
2 Am (Poetry) - [115 words]
A Bus Commuter's Sonnet (Poetry) - [107 words]
A Choreographed Breakfast (Poetry) - [68 words]
A Dreamer's Song (Aka Wishful Thinking) (Poetry) - [85 words]
A Fibber's Prayer (Poetry) A short poem about making good some porkies. [291 words] [Humor]
A First Class Service (Poetry) - [15 words]
A Lost Generation ? (Poetry) - [52 words]
A Pious Gent (Poetry) - [11 words]
A Restraining Order For Jesus (Poetry) - [258 words]
A Smoker's Pledge Of Allegiance (Poetry) - [98 words]
A To Z Of Adolescence (Poetry) Ever been a parent ? Of three daughters ? [21 words]
A Visit To The Planetarium (Poetry) - [31 words]
Africans, Westerners And Intelligence. (Essays) A reply to Dr. James D. Watson's recent assertion that Africans are of inferior intelligence when compared to Westerners. [7,297 words]
An Apple A Day (Poetry) Fun poetry. [36 words]
Believe In Better (Short Stories) A philosophical alternative to the current mindset. [804 words]
Beneath Her Window (Poetry) - [34 words]
Benefit Cutting For Dummies (Non-Fiction) Benefit cutting is politically and ideologically motivated. [2,411 words]
Bill Gates Should Take A Tip From Karl And Fred (Essays) Bill Gates recently criticised capitalism. Hooray! one might be minded to cry out! But all is not as straight forward as it seems. [872 words] [Drama]
Bill The Bus Driver (Poetry) - [61 words]
Blackvein (Poetry) - [103 words]
Britain's Festival Of The Juggernaut. (Essays) Capitalist Britain and the Hindu tradition of Vishnu's incarnation have much in common. [1,277 words]
By Night When Others Soundly Slept (I'd Pinch Lots Of Stuff) (Poetry) - [114 words]
Christmas Conundrum (Poetry) Christmas can be a confusing time for some children. [197 words]
Coming To Terms (Poetry) Extolling the virtues of the human brain. [177 words]
Contradictory Deliverance (Poetry) - [37 words]
Cost-Effective Indifference (Poetry) - [29 words]
Cough & Drop (Poetry) - [114 words]
Debt (Poetry) Debt, Emily Dickinson style. [178 words]
' Doc ' (Poetry) A very brief reflection of the continued erosion of free health provision in contemporary Britain. [80 words]
Douglas R.I.P. (Poetry) - [270 words]
Ends And Means (Non-Fiction) The world we currently live in is a topsy turvy place. [215 words] [History]
Evening Class For A Grownup (Poetry) - [58 words]
Favour (Poetry) - [21 words]
Fruit And Vegetable Shortages (Non-Fiction) A spurious argument [269 words]
Get On Board, Iraqi Children (Poetry) Allah's train keeps a-comin' for thousands of Iraqi children. [181 words]
Good News Is No News (Short Stories) Good news isn't always what it seems. [470 words] [Literary Fiction]
Growing Up (2006) (Poetry) - [28 words]
Hey John! How Are Things My Friend? (Poetry) - [134 words]
Hit The Sack (Poetry) - [299 words]
If I Die (Poetry) Inspired by a conversation one evening at bedtime between my 6 year old daughter and I. Suddenly, she wanted to explore the concept of dying. [129 words]
Imperialism Dear Boy, Imperialism (Poetry) Limerick on the theme of the current Gulf conflict. [27 words]
In A Seaside Street (Poetry) - [167 words]
In The Top Right-Hand Corner (Poetry) - [21 words]
In The Union Of Myanmar (Poetry) - [38 words]
It's Like Hurricane Ike... (Poetry) - [112 words]
Kidney Stones (Poetry) - [13 words]
Killing At Camp - Justice? (Poetry) - [55 words]
Labour Pains (Poetry) - [93 words]
Last Wednesday: Peterchurch, Herefordshire. (Poetry) - [31 words]
Little Donkey - Revised (Poetry) A poem for christmas [16 words] [Humor]
Lovers Walking In A Lane In Summer (Poetry) - [126 words]
Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (Non-Fiction) - [270 words]
Meop Citsigoloen A (Poetry) - [28 words]
Milton! Art Thou Dying (Again)? (Poetry) Is Milton Friedman's free-market mantra now in tatters? [28 words]
Monday Morning (Poetry) - [59 words]
Moral Instruction (Poetry) - [107 words]
My Child X 3 (Poetry) - [23 words]
Newport - Stow Hill (Poetry) - [4 words]
Norman's Unemployment Policy - Britain, Summer 1981 (Poetry) - [158 words]
Oh Jesus! (Poetry) - [18 words]
Oh La La ! (Poetry) - [118 words]
On The Beach! (Poetry) - [48 words]
Over My Dead Body (Poetry) - [52 words]
Pardon Me But................... (Poetry) - [11 words]
Parliament? - It's History! (Essays) The role of Parliament as an institution here in the UK must now radically change. [1,398 words]
Partnership (Poetry) - [30 words]
Playing Pétanque (Poetry) - [141 words]
Pleasure Island (Poetry) - [114 words]
Poem Of The Cross (Poetry) - [32 words]
Poetry - No Doubt (Poetry) - [8 words]
Potential Human (Poetry) - [33 words]
Pregnancy And Politics (Non-Fiction) An argument against capitalism [1,096 words]
Prophecy (Poetry) - [28 words]
Psalm 17-30 (The Rush-Hour Psalm) (Poetry) - [261 words]
Psalm 23 (New Labour's Psalm) (Poetry) - [108 words]
Psalm 23 (The Mcjob Psalm) (Poetry) McJobs abound in capitalist society.... [122 words]
Rain Heading In From The West (Poetry) A poem written to mark the many innocent deaths brought about by Western political aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. [243 words]
Raining Cats And Dogs (Poetry) Do you believe in metaphors coming true ? [187 words]
Reflections On God's Actions (Poetry) - [62 words]
Remembering (Poetry) - [144 words]
Saturday Night Dilemma (Poetry) Saturday nights out are not what they used to be. [92 words]
Saviour Self (Poetry) - [86 words]
School (Poetry) - [107 words]
Screwball Scramble (Essays) There is a good reason for the phenomenon of frenzied shopping in the Western world. [2,381 words]
September 03, 2007 (Poetry) To mark a particular President's recent visit to Iraq [18 words]
Social Inequality Is Not One-Sided (Non-Fiction) - [1,035 words]
Something For Nothing (Short Stories) The irony of political correctness [90 words]
Sometimes (Poetry) Sometimes, contemporary work roles seem to necessitate wishful thinking in a person. [69 words]
Spitting (At) Images (Poetry) - [28 words]
Take O Take Those Chips Away (Poetry) - [44 words]
Taking Leave (And All That) (Poetry) - [36 words]
The B B C (Poetry) - [12 words]
The Chair (Poetry) - [235 words]
The Chinese Medicine Shop (Poetry) - [43 words]
The Lords (Poetry) - [28 words]
The Poisonous Dart Frog, Politics And History (Essays) - [2,477 words]
The Religious Sum Of The Iraq War (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Retrospective Chicken (Poetry) Introspective journey of a chicken. [255 words]
The Sack Race (Poetry) A short poem, written to mark the occasion of my youngest daughter's recent triumphs in her school sack race. [207 words]
The State (Poetry) - [22 words]
The Sum Of Amon Goeth's Execution (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Valleys (Poetry) - [68 words]
The Western Alpha Bit (Poetry) Topic of Iraq [182 words]
Thoughts On The Evolutionary School Of Life (Poetry) - [177 words]
Thoughts On Youth Crime (Poetry) - [16 words]
Topsy Turvy (Poetry) - [33 words]
Up! (Poetry) - [64 words]
Up-Hill (Till M4 Junction 3, Then Head South) (Poetry) - [138 words]
We'd Sit And Sing Alway (Then Came A Barratt Team) (Poetry) Greenbelt, in certain parts of 21st century Britain, is a dwindling phenomenon. [71 words]
We'll Go No More A-Dogging (Poetry) - [70 words]
What Do We Want? Concrete Fairness! When Do We Want It? Now! (Essays) Live Aid and Live 8 failed because they made metaphysical appeals to fairness and justice. [4,232 words]
While God........... (Poetry) - [15 words]
Why And How We Spoke God Into Existence (Poetry) Have you ever wondered how God came to be? [234 words]
Why Bother At All? (Non-Fiction) Why bother struggling to save a decaying economic system like capitalism? [483 words]
Withdrawn Loners And Sparkling Drops (Non-Fiction) The recent shooting at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut USA is tragic beyond question, yet also revealing in some ways. [856 words] [Crime]
Yesterday (Poetry) (Inspired by one of Brittany's recent tree-climbing experiences, she being our youngest daughter) [177 words]

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
July 2009
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