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Week 192 - The World...

…Is a messed-up place.

I’ve said before that I feel an urge to write something more political, to use my sense of impotent dismay and channel it in some way. 295 more words

Corrie ten Boom, I Remember You...

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, when we commemorate the victims of the Nazi Holocaust (including members of my husband’s extended family).  And for the first time in several years, I have been reminded of my childhood meeting with Corrie ten Boom, the famous Dutch Christian who along with other members of her family saved many Dutch Jews from extermination. 434 more words

Eclectic Musings

A two-day war: review of The Burning of the World

The Burning of the World is a recently-published memoir of World War I, written by a Hungarian who served in its first few weeks (although he was at the front for only two days). 381 more words

Week 188 - A bit of both...

This week I’ve split my writing between poetry and prose again.

In the prose corner, it’s all been about whodunnit. I’ve been gaily writing away and building up the story; although I said at the start it would be a short story (I thought about 20,000 words) I think it is drifting towards novella lengths and when completed it’ll be about 50,000. 408 more words

Latifa Ibn Ziaten, a modern-day saint.

(Descendez pour la traduction en Français.)

I saw an interesting news report on the France 2 TV channel on Monday evening, “The Message of Peace of the Mother of a Terrorist Victim.”  1,091 more words


Week 182 - Monthiversaries

This week’s post isn’t about writing. I thought I’d better tell you that straight away so you could decide to move on to something more useful if you like. 325 more words