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I moved from dank, dark North Manchester, U.K. to Karmiel, Western Galilee, Israel in March 2010. It is, believe me, one of the sunniest, loveliest towns on earth. With a background in local Jewish journalism I continue to write freelance. I manage several blogs, have  appeared on Technorati and Blogcritics and now contribute to the online magazine, 'Live Encounters'. My main blog is Alwayswriteagain (http://wwwalwayswriteagain.blogspot.com

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Eating Soul Food!

Alwayswriteagain: Eating Soul Food!: "I will … talk with you, walk with you … but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you”. (Shakespeare - The Merchant...

Saturday, 18 April 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: ‘This Ghastly Masquerade’

PerfectlyWritePoetry: ‘This Ghastly Masquerade’: I guess there’d have been something akin to a nuclear fall-out if the fictional Thomas Gradgrind had met the real-life poet Percy Shelley ....

Thursday, 16 April 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: She Will Never Be Silenced!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: She Will Never Be Silenced!: No-one is sure of the exact date of Anne Frank ‘s death. We know only that the young diarist died 70 years ago - shortly before the liberat...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Holocaust Day - Yom Hashoa 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Holocaust Day - Yom Haashoa 2015: For the remainder of today, April 15 2015 and tomorrow, April 16 2015, my cover photograph will be in remembrance. This year I will think mo...

Friday, 10 April 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Still Alice – and Richard, Too!

Alwayswriteagain: Still Alice – and Richard, Too!: I was wrong. I could have sworn that Iris – the biopic of the British novelist, Iris Murdoch – was released after   Away From Her , a fi...

Thursday, 9 April 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: A Poetic Gift From a Shah – Fit for a Queen!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: A Poetic Gift From a Shah – Fit for a Queen!: So Queen Elizabeth II is not impressed with the present crop of royal party loot bags! While touring the the digitised archive of royal p...

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Two More Very Narrow Bridges …

Alwayswriteagain: Two More Very Narrow Bridges …: "All the world is a very narrow bridge, but the main thing is to have no fear at all." - Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav The scores of...