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FACT AND FAIR COMMENT IN 2021 by Dave Charles.

Well as New Year celebrations go, this one was even more of a non-event for me than usual. I have never been one to get particularly carried away with the significance of one year ending and the next beginning. After all, that’s what happens every year…one ends, the next begins – its not particularly unusual. I also fail to understand the huge significance that some people place on birthdays. Everyone has them and they are generally completely insignificant. It’s just another day. Nothing notable happens – there are no miracles and wonders, no wishes are granted, you look exactly the same as the day before and the day after, and life carries on. The ubiquitous birthday messages on social media, prompted in large by reminders, are as disingenuous as the “ … I am overwhelmed…” posted response.


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