Fantastic Frank Johnson And The Silent Assassin

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Imagine suddenly being unable to speak.  Or walk.  Or feed yourself.  Or think clearly.  Frightening, isn’t it?  And no, you haven’t suffered a stroke, by the way.  Imagine losing only one of those functions.  I invite you to remain silent for just an hour.  (No cheating, you lot, I almost heard you thinking you do it all the time!)  I mean unable to share a joke or concern, or read to your child, or talk to your grandchild. Meetings at […] Read more »

Maya The Magnificent

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The beautiful soul that is Maya Angelou travelled home yesterday, her earthly task of shining light into dark places completed.  And if at our moment of transition we review our physical experience, it will have been spiritually rewarding to see the impact her writing and insight had upon so many.  But so much physical and emotional experience went into the blending of the amazing woman who was Maya. Did you realise, for example, that for five years Maya was mute, […] Read more »

Tragedy And Hope . . .

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Just four weeks away from holding her baby in her arms she stood shocked, on automatic pilot and wondering how to get through the day – literally.  It was clear her body was protecting her from the worst realisation that eleven members of her family had been snatched away by the typhoon which hit the Philippines.  And still her unborn child moved along the timeline towards birth.  I wondered whether the shock might hasten the event and prayed this new […] Read more »

Margaret Made A Difference

Margaret Thatcher

Grocer’s daughter, mother of twins, research chemist, lawyer, politician.  Any one of those might be enough to fill a lifetime.  So what ‘ingredient X’ fired the drive and achievements of this lady?  You see, love her or hate her, the fact is she changed the world – yes, world – during her sojourn here on earth. Of all the coverage I heard yesterday, one sentence registered in my mind in big red capitals, something Mrs Thatcher said in an interview: […] Read more »

Life-Changing Lift Off!

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Realising I was realising a dream without really realising it, if you’re still with me, was exciting.  In pursuing the opportunities Life offered, I’d unconsciously adjusted my default setting to travel which thrills me and is on my Universal wishlist.  My Mother said we had a little gypsy in our souls and so we do. Just nine days after the Venice venture, I was off to Orlando for a conference.  Weather was comfortably warm and humidity low – I always find that a […] Read more »