Tag Archives: Mourning

Project 6: In Memoriam: A. Philip Sandars Esq


"Death, taxes and childbirth! There's NEVER any convenient time for any of them." Those words of Margret Mitchell (1936 Gone with the wind) sums up a paradox for us all. Inevitability and un-readiness. On the 6th of January, the day of the three kings or if you will Christmas Day in the Gregorian Calendar may … Continue Reading ››

Project 3: My father, a personal Eulogy

Delivered in the public speaking competition at Toastmaster 22/02/2012

A personal eulogy for my father


Andrew Philip Sandars 1/9/1943-6/1/2012

IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs... Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And-which is more-you'll be Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling's understanding of man was forged in the emotional heat of losing his son at the prime of life in World War One. Words can be astonishingly hard to … Continue Reading ››