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The World Stops? E.M. Forster was a genius

A Prophetic Vision of Covid life 2020 – Book Review of The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster Vashti has all that she needs in the world, living alone with an armchair and a reading desk. At the press of a button she receives food, music, literature, light,

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Woke Words, Wellies & Unsung Heroes

If words have their moment in history, the ‘woke’ word of May 2020 must be ‘Hero.’ The NHS and care homes are full of heroes selflessly endangering themselves for us. With ‘woke’ becoming the new word for ‘being aware’ of current issues, especially discrimination, I have to

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Reptiles, Reading and Re-scheduled birthdays…

I have no idea how it happened, but suddenly, I’m to be a septuagenarian. Though it sounds more like a prehistoric reptile or religious cult member, even by referencing my wrinkles or past Presbyterian allegiance, I cannot escape the fact I have arrived at my biblically allotted

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