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On the Vital Importance of Social Distancing and Covid 19

An epidemiologist at Emory University in the USA explains why Social Distancing is So Important “As an infectious disease epidemiologist, at this point I feel morally obligated to provide some information on what we are seeing from a transmission dynamic perspective and how they apply...

Book Review: Prophet’s Journey by Matthew S Cox

book review: prophet’s journey by matthew s cox
  About Prophet’s Journey (Prophet of the Badlands)  Althea struggles to adapt to an unexpected twist in her life—not being kidnapped in six whole months.The strange police from the faraway city claim the abilities she thought of as magic are really ‘psionics,’ and say she is...

Coronavirus and the Trauma of Captivity

coronavirus and the trauma of captivity
We’d be forgiven for describing 2020 as a Biblical year. It’s only March and we have already seen among other disasters unprecedented apocalyptic bushfire in Australia, vicious storms and wide scale flooding in Europe and plagues of locusts across East Africa, and now a...

New Release: Alice Bailey Biography

I’m delighted to announce the forthcoming full biography of Alice Bailey, to be released on Wesak 7 May 2020 thanks to my obliging publisher. The Kindle edition is available for pre-order. http://mybook.to/alicebailey Paperback coming soon…. I have created a dedicated Facebook group for those who want to...

‘A Prison In The Sun’ by Isobel Blackthorn

How could I not reblog this fabulous review of A Prison in the Sun! With huge thanks to Gingerbookgeek! gingerbookgeek Synopsis After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse. Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who...

Book review: Crazy-Ass Stories for Crazy-Ass People by Andy Rausch

book review: crazy-ass stories for crazy-ass people by andy rausch
  About Crazy-Ass Stories for Crazy-Ass People This quirky collection of short stories (and one novella) by Andy Rausch contains something for readers of every stripe. Rausch touches on a variety of genres, including horror, comedy, crime, and even Western, but every story features his unique,...

Book Review: Jon Richter’s Disturbing Works Vol 2

book review: jon richter’s disturbing works vol 2
About Jon Richter’s Disturbing Works Another compendium of delightfully macabre stories by Jon Richter, author of Deadly Burial and Never Rest. Jon’s first short fiction collection was described as ‘Black Mirror meets Tales Of The Unexpected’, and here he brings you another chilling assortment of...

Exploring Jandía

How could I forego the invitation to visit Punta Jandía, Fuertventura’s southern tip. I’d already passed up the opportunity to visit Villa Winter and the village of Cofete due to the nature of the drive. But I was reassured that the drive to Punta...

A Day in Gran Tarajal

On Thursday, I caught the bus to the Spanish seaside town of Gran Tarajal on Fuerteventura’s east coast. I knew I was in for an adventure, the bus journey alone amounting to almost an hour of door to door scenery. I am a real...

A Short Journey into the past in Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura

a short journey into the past in puerto del rosario fuerteventura
Finding Puerto del Rosario Sculptures Every time I walk around the little port city of Puerto del Rosario – the city of sculptures – I discover something new. Yesterday, I walked to the end of my street Calle León y Castillo, which took me straight...