Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 2

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Matityahu (Matthew) chapter 2.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end. CHAPTER 2  1 Now when YEHOSHUA was born in Beyt-Lechem of Yehudah in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 2

Lord Pembroke: A Biography

A little while ago, I posted a biography of my cousin General Sir Frank Walter Messervy (1893-1974).  Today, I'm posting a biography of my direct ancestor Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (c.1146-1219) (also known as William the Marshal), a medieval English knight. From Wikipedia: William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146 or 1147 – … Continue reading Lord Pembroke: A Biography

Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 1

Well, now that I've completed my Restored English Translation (RET) of Esther (or Ester) with Chapter 15.  Today, I present the first chapter of the Besorot Matityahu, commonly known in English as the Gospel of Matthew.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterwards.  Also contained is a list of … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 1

Bigfoot (Yowie) Sightings – In Australia!

Time for another cryptid post!  As many are aware, the hybrid creature known as Bigfoot has many names in many countries and cultures; in North America, the most well-known is Sasquatch; in China, it is Yeti.  Here in Australia, we call these creatures Yowies (or less commonly, but possibly more accurately Yahoos). First off, a … Continue reading Bigfoot (Yowie) Sightings – In Australia!

Titanic

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 27th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts!  Last fortnight, I reviewed Home Alone 4 (2002).  This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Titanic (1997), rated M for mature themes and coarse language (in Australia)

That of course is the Australian rating; in the United States, it’s rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language.

As usual, I’ll give the trailer and a clip at the end.

And as usual, just to be safe, I offer the following disclaimer:

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.  PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

Titanic

Arguably the most famous sinking of all time – or at least one of them – the RMS Titanic struck and iceberg in the North Atlantic in April  1912 in its maiden voyage, sinking a matter of hours later, with catastrophic loss of life.  We’ve all heard of it – and most of us have heard of…

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