Category Archives: Life, love and living

Great Britain’s finest hour. Not.

I’m not sure how to begin this. It’s not easy. It’s not easy because I’m ashamed. I’m ashamed of the British. And I’m one of them – born and bred here. This period in our history will surely be written … Continue reading

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Again I say it – the human race is insane.

1. Dawn over London At about seven o’clock this morning I spent a few minutes looking out on the scene from my kitchen window. As I’ve said elsewhere in this blog, I live in a flat on the sixth floor. It overlooks … Continue reading

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Albatross – or Here we go again!

So here we go again. Light a fire-cracker! We’re into another New Year. Though why we insist on calling this period the start of a year I’m not sure. After all, nothing’s really ‘started’, has it? One day follows the next … Continue reading

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Postscript to Sai Baba. Who or what was he anyway?

Twenty years after filming for US television the 50th birthday celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Baba which took place at his ashram in Southern India, I was living in a tiny village tucked away among the South Downs, in the … Continue reading

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God blows a trumpet on Saturday

On Saturday morning last week, on my way to buy a newspaper, I walked through the park and up the hill to the Crystal Palace Triangle. I was nearing the top of the hill when I heard the sounds of … Continue reading

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Where are the elders?

Well – we’re all in a mess now, aren’t we? The UK, Europe, the US, the world. Something’s caught up with us. Something that’s been shadowing us for as long as I can remember, and getting just a little closer … Continue reading

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Poppies and Remembrance – for what?

So it’s mid-November now and the poppy season is past. Just about. And what a sea, an ocean of them we’ve had this year. More, it seems, than ever before. A sign perhaps of our increasing gratitude and enduring sympathy … Continue reading

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