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Health Care: Enshrined in Law and Morality

I’m a citizen of  Canada and the UK where universal health care is taken for granted. What’s critical for universal health care is the principle that underpins it — all have a right to good health care.  No matter how … Continue reading

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I Nearly Died

I’m not dying, imminently.  Excepting if our house blows up tonight because there is a gas leak and bang! The explosion kills us both, instantly. Or a sneaky clot is making its slow way to my heart or brain, to … Continue reading

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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!  Too many celebrities shocked us by dying. 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 … 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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