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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, 20 August 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Loud but Not Proud

Alwayswriteagain: Loud but Not Proud: The late Lionel Blue , Britain’s first openly gay rabbi, would feel great empathy with the author of My Real Hue * . He would understand hi...

Thursday, 20 July 2017

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Yes: Far Too Soon to Say Goodbye!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Yes: Far Too Soon to Say Goodbye!: As we mark the bi-centenary of the death of novelist, Jane Austen scholars still debate its cause. Was it tuberculosis, cancer, Addison’s d...

Monday, 17 July 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Israel Sports Its Rainbow

Alwayswriteagain: Israel Sports Its Rainbow: If anything expresses the essence of Israel as a rainbow nation it is surely the Maccabiah Games which this year attracted 10,000 participa...

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Coco Lite!

Alwayswriteagain: Coco Lite!: I am convinced that the major self - publishing companies are wholly honourable and while their services are not cheap they wish to do th...

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Restoring Miss Toyah

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Restoring Miss Toyah: ‘Erasure poetry’ is defined as a form of ‘found poetry’ or ‘found art’ created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and ...

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Musical Works - In Eight Great Hands!

Alwayswriteagain: Musical Works - In Eight Great Hands!: Watching the Israel Musicals’ show, Ode to a Golden Age , I could not help but think of On The Other Hand, the title of the long-running Je...

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Lots of Bread – But Not In Bed!

Alwayswriteagain: Lots of Bread – But Not In Bed!: The wide variety of bread salads available throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East is due surely to the region’s ancient peasant cu...