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About annewlindsay

I don't go 'first class'. I can't afford to and even if I could I think I would still choose to travel as I do. I think you meet a more interesting class of people if you use local transportation and just take your chances. I'm getting restless again. Hope to meet you on the bus or train.

Six Traumatic Memories of Trump’s Inauguration

I  I was alone and while it is hard for me to watch horrifying events at any time, being alone renders the experience more horrifying. It was almost as horrid as Pasolini’s Salò   120 Days of Sodom.  You could have … Continue reading

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Another Death

2016! What a bloody awful year! People are going hungry on this day – some are literally starving to death, some are being tortured, imprisoned, executed, some are in refugee camps.  And the gap between the rich and the poor … Continue reading

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We Hate Trump in Scotland

We hate Trump in Scotland.  In the 600,000 signatures-strong petition to ban him from visiting the UK, Scots were in the highest percentage of signatories per 1,000 population. Last night I watched his speech accepting nomination for candidacy . The … Continue reading

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From Opera Singer to Busker in One Afternoon

One of my unrealized, (unrealistic) ambitions was to be an opera singer – a prima donna. The soprano gets the starring roles,  stunning arias,   high notes,  best costumes,  cleavage,  diamonds,  adoring audience,  bouquets and  curtain calls. I have a contralto … Continue reading

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David Bowie – on his death

I’d never seen him live or listened to his music. But I recognised the name and the made up face.  I couldn’t have missed the news of his death had I wanted to. The coverage was huge – not just … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Holy Sacrament, Mallorca Cathedral, Palma

I find myself drawn to the daily news like a blow fly to a freshly steaming heap of excrement. I’m wearing my  seasonal outfit, a thick blanket of fog. It suggested itself to me at the beginning of October as … Continue reading

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The Humla Project — for the poorest of the poor in Nepal

The Humla Project The mustard seed… though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.  Matthew 13:31-32 … Continue reading

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