As this blog approaches its second anniversary I have been doing some tinkering under the bonnet. The first and most significant change is that I have enabled the comments feature: it is now open, to you dear reader, to leave your thoughtful, insightful and non-defamatory comments on each article that I place on here.
The second is that the blog has been reprogrammed to facilitate its appearance on mobile devices. If you are reading this on your smart phone it will look quite different to how it looks on a desktop.
The third change is that you can now share posts by email or on Linked In. At the moment Facebook is a bridge too far, as is Twitter but I will consider expanding the blog to a wider social media in the near future.
The fourth change is that I have enabled the subscription authority: if you sign up with your email address, then every time this blog is updated you should get an email gently informing you of the fact.
Finally please set your speakers to maximum to enjoy the multi-media auditory feast which I have added to the blog: on mobile devices you have to click the “play” button in the top right hand corner.
If you are interested in singing along in your office or on the train, I set out the clean version of the lyrics below:
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.
Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.
Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.