Photographer Mike F. Shaw: The Forgotten

Please like this page, The Forgotten, on Facebook started by Photographer Mike F. Shaw to bring awareness to this huge problem around the world…What can we do to help?

The Forgotten Mike F. Shaw Photographer

The Forgotten: Copyright (C) 2015 Mike F. Shaw, Photographer

The Ghosts We See

They pass you by but you do not see, rather you want not to see. The ghosts that are alive but not through their eyes, life is a struggle, just passing by, unseen, unnoticed.

But I see, I see the long unkempt hair and the unshaven face, the sockless feet in shoes that are too big. I see the empty stare as you walk forward through the crowd, always forward, always ignored until you are nothing more than a living ghost. Fleeting glimpses as they look up from phones, from the cracks in the pavements they would rather look at, too many reminders, too much pain that they could be you, look away, do not see, pretend all is well with the world.

To many living ghosts, how soon before you cannot look away anymore?

 

Daily Echo – Sue Vincent: When reviews really matter…

Excellent information about book reviews from Author Sue Vincent!!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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 “Bilbo Baggins was a Hobbit who lived in his Hobbit hole and never went for adventures, at last Gandalf the wizard and his Dwarves persuaded him to go. He had a very exiting (sic) time fighting goblins and wargs. At last they get to the lonely mountain; Smaug, the dragon who guards it is killed and after a terrific battle with the goblins he returned home — rich! This book, with the help of maps, does not need any illustrations it is good and should appeal to all children between the ages of 5 and 9.” Rayner Unwin’s review of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

In 1936 a ten year old boy was given a book by his father. This was not just any book, nor just any boy… Rayner Unwin was the son of Sir Stanley Unwin, founder of the publishing firm George Allen…

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Pacific Paratrooper – GP Cox: Fepows (Far Eastern Prisoner of War) WWII

An excellent historical site documenting World War II in the Pacific War era.

Fepows.

Pacific Paratrooper GP Cox FePows

F Force enroute to the Burma Railroad, by Otto Kreeft