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Why do some of our precious performing artists, singers, dancers and actors, have to go through so much suffering?

Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Oscar in 1998 as best actress of the year, said this month (May 2021) she had gone “totally off the rails” during the pandemic drinking whisky to get through quarantine.

“I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread,” she told the press. Continue reading 



Thursday 8 April is Holocaust Day. A talk on the Mutual Influences of Past and Present on Wednesday. 18.50 Israel time. 16.50 UK time.

Tomorrow (Thursday), Jewish citizens in Israel and worldwide, and millions of others, mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The day remembers the millions who suffered and died in the concentration camps during the time of the Nazi ideology. The day also acknowledges the genocides that have taken place in the years since.
At the invitation of the Israeli Sangha, I speak this evening at 18.50 pm (16.50 pm) UK time.

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Today is 7 April, 2021. If my mum was alive today, it would be her 101st birthday.

A warm memory today of my mum.

She loved adventure, never hesitating to take an opportunity. For example, She worked as a telephonist for The Universe, a Roman Catholic newspaper in London. The editor, Christopher Hennessy, asked her if she would be the tour guide to take pilgrims to Jerusalem. Continue reading 



Covid-19. We read today that 4,274,579 people have tested positive so far in the whole of the UK. Yet only 1599 people have tested positive in South Hams, Devon. Why?

In early January 2021, the British government made an announcement to every citizen in the country.

The announcement stated:

“From Monday 4 January, the whole of England is now in National Lockdown.

“You must stay at home. Continue reading 



Three generations of mothers of the same family died within three months. Nshorna (my daughter) has made an appeal on behalf of the three children. Do support.

Rachel, one of Nshorna’s closest friends, died very unexpectedly this week after suffering a huge heart attack. She was 42.

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