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PUSSY. It’s All About The Cat.

PUSSY. It’s All About The Cat.

      It’s all about the cat. One spectacular cat. This a a family blog. Now get your mind out of the gutter and let me tell you about this fantastic one night only encore performance. Announcing the New York return of PUSSY, a one-woman show written and performed by Maura Halloran. The play […]

Sarah Says Sorry

Sarah Says Sorry

I was digesting her idea of an apology to Pope Francis, when I recalled that Sarah Palin is not much of a reader. I remember that from aught eight. The former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential candidate can’t be bothered with facts either. She’s totally unable to understand the concept of showing […]

Europa – Exploring Emotional and Political Fascism.

Europa – Exploring Emotional and Political Fascism.

An interview with author Julian Gallo. “To me, a writer is a person who writes – meaning – one who has a passion for it and will come to the page with the intention of writing a novel, a short story, a poem, or whatever else. It’s a drive, a need, a compulsion, almost. It’s […]

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Can You Imagine

Can You Imagine

That your phone rings and you answer it to find that your husband or wife has been in a terrible accident and is not expected to live. “Hurry!” they tell you, and a friend rushes you to the hospital, while you pray you’re in time. The Critical Care Unit is five floors up and you […]

Campaigner Ruth Jacobs: ‘Part of the Solution to Ending Human Trafficking is Raising Awareness’

Campaigner Ruth Jacobs: ‘Part of the Solution to Ending Human Trafficking is Raising Awareness’

  Ruth Jacobs is an author and a charity campaigner for sexually exploited and prostituted women, and After Nyne’s Guest Editor for Friday 18th January. In this candid editorial, Ruth talks about her recent project for Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and how this has informed her choice of articles for After Nyne.  When I first […]

People Can’t Always Handle the Truth…So I Kept Quiet

People Can’t Always Handle the Truth…So I Kept Quiet

  In my last post, I started to tell the story of how, as a 15-year-old, I was sexually abused by a teacher from my secondary school. In this next post, I pick up where I left off – May 1997, and Mr D had made his first move, kissing me after a staff cricket […]

By November 23, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
He Asked Me If I’d Read Lolita, and Then He Kissed Me

He Asked Me If I’d Read Lolita, and Then He Kissed Me

*This is my first article for the Huffington Post – link at the bottom of this piece. Every day seemingly brings fresh allegations. The cases of reported abuse in the Jimmy Savile case is said to have reached 450 victims to date and continues to rise. If ever we needed evidence that abuse can happen […]

By November 16, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Prop. 37 & What you can do now about GMOs

Prop. 37 & What you can do now about GMOs

  I’m so glad that California Prop. 37 (GMO labeling) has alerted more folks to the issue of the experimental GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) currently being  put into our foods. This is an issue that I’ve been writing about for many years, and I love hearing people want to keep taking action on it. I’ve […]

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