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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

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Yes! She Had a Banana …

Alwayswriteagain: Yes! She Had a Banana …: What’s this?” shrieked something behind Aviva Brackman . “I was here first!” it rasped, poking Miss Brackman’s back so hard, she almost kee...

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Is This Why Amazon Loves Israel x Ten?

Alwayswriteagain: Is This Why Amazon Loves Israel x Ten?: On Tuesday 28 February I was among those complaining that the US electronic commerce and cloud computing giant, Amazon was profiting “‘from...

Monday, 13 March 2017

Alwayswriteagain: You Call This ‘Living’?

Alwayswriteagain: You Call This ‘Living’?: Just in time for the Jewish carnival festival of Purim, I received a comedy thriller with a wonderfully eccentric theme. An Unexpected Afte...

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Alwayswriteagain: ‘Sincerest Laughter with Some Pain’

Alwayswriteagain: ‘Sincerest Laughter with Some Pain’: It must be about 45 years since I watched David Lean ’s film version of Blithe Spirit on TV. I was in my late teens and habitually devour...

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Alwayswriteagain: More Beautiful Losers

Alwayswriteagain: More Beautiful Losers: It’s eternally cold, wet and miserable in uptown Montreal where a ‘bereaved and lust-tormented narrator reconstructs his relations with the ...

Monday, 27 February 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Passing Strange!

Alwayswriteagain: Passing Strange!: When the Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa died in October 2009 she was widely mourned in Israel. She had performed with artistes like Dav...

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Hockey: Doing What Comes Naturally!

Alwayswriteagain: Hockey: Doing What Comes Naturally!: A VIP visit from one of their two chief donors should have had students at the Nazareth Tigers Hockey School hitting the roof! But the ju...