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Aspects for the week beginning 21 April 2024

Salman Rushdie Less than two years ago, Salman Rushdie was stabbed 12 times on stage in New York by an attacker who thought him “disingenuous”.  It would not have been a surprising event decades ago when he was prominently facing a fatwa called for by the Ayatollah Ruhollah for writing “The Satanic Verses”, but felt […]

Categories: Book Review · Celebrities · News

Aspects for the week beginning 17 December 2023

Me Me Me It was my 74th birthday on Friday, and it seems to be my turn to be under the astrological spotlight! Last Sunday evening, I discovered that I had correctly predicted the finalists for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing, from weeks back. On my actual birthday, I visited the David Hockney […]

Categories: Art · Astrology · Book Review

Aspects for the week beginning 12 November 2023

Barbra Streisand “I’m a very private person. I don’t enjoy stardom.” ~ Barbra Streisand Eighty-one year old Barbra Streisand published her memoirs this week, which had been 25 years in the writing, with nearly 1000 pages to show for it.  She has also given some interesting interviews, and highlighted some interesting liaisons in her life. […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 14 May 2023

Eurovision 2023 It was a dream come true for British Eurovision fans to host, on behalf of Ukraine, the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, in Liverpool.  For many youngsters, it was the first time in their generation, the last time the U.K. hosted being 1998.  It was not, however, a dream come true, for the U.K. […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 3 April 2022

Will Smith and Chris Rock The course of Will Smith’s life was altered at the 94th Academy Awards, an occasion which represented both the zenith and the nadir of his life and achievements, the consequences of which are yet to unravel.  For Chris Rock, the host whom he slapped in response to a joke about […]

Categories: Book Review · Celebrities · Film

Aspects for the week beginning 22 August 2021

Afghanistan Book Review: “The Places In Between” by Rory Stewart (pub: 2004 Picador) The horrific scenes this week of people trying to flee Afghanistan at Kabul airport, people being crushed, women throwing their babies over barbed wire fences supposedly to safety, has shown us this week how absolute is the plight of the Afghan people, […]

Categories: Book Review · News

Aspects for the week beginning 14 June 2020

J.K. Rowling A week ago, J.K. Rowling became embroiled in a controversy with the transgender community over remarks she had made.  A few days later, she defended her own comments with the revelation that she had experienced domestic violence in her first marriage, and also sexual abuse in her life. Birth Chart The Sun in […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 17 May 2020

Normal People The TV series “Normal People” has been a five-starred television hit during this lockdown period.  Written by Sally Rooney, it tells the story of an intense first love, set in the Irish educational system, including at Trinity College Dublin where Sally Rooney gained her own degrees.  I find myself reading her first book […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 5 April 2020

Albert Camus Author of “The Plague”(“La Peste”) Essayist, Novelist, Dramatist, Journalist, Philosopher Sales of Albert Camus’ novel of 1947 have rocketed these last few weeks, because of how much it says about our current struggle.  Though he lived much of his life in France, Camus was born in Algeria, and drew inspiration from episodes of […]

Categories: Book Review · Philosophy

Aspects for the week beginning 28 April 2019

“The Convoluted Universe”, Books 1 – 5 by Dolores Cannon (1931 – 2014) Book Review Dolores Cannon was an American past life therapist, who died in 2014.  I have just finished reading the fifth of her enormous volumes entitled “The Convoluted Universe.”  The content will seem bizarre to many, but I just found them wonderfully […]

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