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Aspects for the week beginning 14 April 2024

O.J. Simpson (1947 – 2024) “They were a dramatic, fractious, mutually obsessed couple before they married, after they married, after they divorced in 1992, and after they reconciled.” ~ Sheila Weller American football star, actor, murder suspect O.J. Simpson died this week, from prostate cancer, at the age of 76.  Although he was unanimously acquitted […]

Categories: Celebrities · News · Obituary · Sport

Aspects for the week beginning 17 March 2024

Diane Abbott “It’s like trying not to be racist but you see Diane Abbott on the TV and you’re just like, I hate, you just want to hate all black women because she’s there” ~ Frank Hester A shocking statement reported this week from Frank Hester a few years ago had a wave of sympathy […]

Categories: News

Aspects for the week beginning 25 February 2024

Lindsay Hoyle “Just when you hoped you’d reached rock bottom, parliament finds a way of going still lower…Everyone wanted a ceasefire.  Only they wanted their own ceasefire, not anyone else’s ceasefire.” ~ John Crace You will have seen the chaos in Parliament this week, specifically Wednesday evening.  It was to have been the day for […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 18 February 2024

Alexei Navalny (1976 – 2024) “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing” ~ Alexei Navalny We learned on Friday of the death at the age of 47 of that bravest of men, Alexei Navalny, who dared to stand up to Vladimir Putin, in the hope of […]

Categories: News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 14 January 2024

Mr Bates vs The Post Office “When you watch a drama, you’re looking at the screen, and thinking…’Oh, poor me!  Poor me!  That could be me!” ~ Gwyneth Hughes, Scriptwriter The programme aired at 9 pm on New Year’s Day, and ran for four consecutive days.  I cannot recall a time when a docu-drama has […]

Categories: News

Aspects for the week beginning 31 December 2023

Review of the Year 2023 It’s that time again…Time for the Review of the Year!   It has been a harrowing year around the world, and for some personally, but I hope that you had some personal highlights.  Selections from the blogs, as usual, for those of you who like to review the year… January 22nd: […]

Categories: Astrology · News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 3 December 2023

Henry Kissinger (1923 – 2023) “America has lost one of the most dependable and distinctive voices on foreign affairs with the passing of Henry Kissinger. I have long admired the man who fled the Nazis as a young boy from a Jewish family, then fought them in the United States Army”. ~ George W. Bush […]

Categories: Historical · News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 15 October 2023

Strictly Come Dancing – Part 2 The standard in the first few weeks has been high again, with some astonishing performances.  We have lost Les Dennis, so I won’t have the opportunity to write about him (!), but will now launch into the analysis of four more contestants. Amanda Abbington I will start with the […]

Categories: Celebrities · News

Aspects for the week beginning 8 October 2023

Pat Arrowsmith (1930 – 2023) The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament War and Peace “In plain words: now that Britain has told the world she has the H-bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject, in all circumstances, nuclear warfare.” ~ J.B. Priestley, 1957 Peace […]

Categories: News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 24 September 2023

Rishi Sunak “The UK was well-ahead of the rest of the world in decarbonising, so we would be doing other countries a favour if we slowed down a bit.” ~ John Crace This I hope will be a short blog (his third from me), just to examine the question “What was he thinking?”, i.e. why […]

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