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About maxstafford60093

Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!

The day that Spain died

A shocking day for European democracy as the ghost of Franco rears his ugly head once again. Source: The day that Spain died Advertisements

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Transitions 2.0

It’s been some time since I posted anything of my own up here. The truth is that I’ve been too busy with work on a full time basis. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly enjoy the work but the shifts … Continue reading

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The Tao of Independence

Originally posted on A Wilderness of Peace:
The leader who was elected 3rd in a 3-member ward, leading a council that lost the popular vote, who runs a minority council as if it was a majority. Those 6 election results:…

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Queensferry Crossing: Scottish not British

Originally posted on Butterfly Rebellion:
by Jeggit Tweet Have you seen it yet? Our new Queensferry Crossing is an engineering masterpiece, or – as we say here in Scotland, it’s braw. This bridge is the largest of its kind in…

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Blood’s A Rover

Originally posted on Wee Ginger Dug:
The Wee Ginger Fundraiser has exceeded its target by an amazing amount, so it’s only right that I give some space to some other projects which are worthy of consideration and support. We all…

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All Stop!

Today sees me starting (after a slightly alarming bureaucratic glitch-quickly resolved!) two weeks’ holiday. Nothing booked in terms of going away due to only being back in full time work since April so I’m going to just play it by … Continue reading

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Chippy

Originally posted on Fig and Pen:
Still one of my favourite shots. Taken with an iPhone from the passenger window of a moving vehicle.

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