Okay … so about these sex scenes.

Sleeping with the cat ...

I’m a romantic … no, honestly … and this means I have trouble with the sex scenes in my books. I’ve even had to go and get a glass of red just to write this post about my difficulties.

Y’see, it’s like this. I believe I write reasonably steamy sex scenes, a little bit of experience (ahem … okay, so a lot of experience), a little imagination, no cliches, no euphemisms. I aim for reality with a soft focus delicacy, not grossitude.

(Sorry, you will need to buy my book The Catalyst to see how I tackle them although I have to warn you now it is a romance and not erotica. So no slurping, squelching noises or up front and personal descriptions of genitalia … sorry).

My difficulty lies with the fact that I

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Down the Rabbit Hole to ObamaLand

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President Obama is the Queen of Hearts and RINOs are His tame flamingos.

When Alice fell down a rabbit hole she encountered many odd creatures, including the Queen of Hearts who was fond of yelling “off with their Heads” and using flamingos as croquet mallets. Falling down a rabbit hole into ObamaLand has resulted in similar experiences for us. Fortunately for Alice, her experiences in Wonderland were only a dream from which she awakened. Unfortunately for us, ObamaLand is now reality instead of just a bad dream. Will we awaken in time to change that reality?

President Obama and those who support his brave new world initiative, ObamaCare, use RINOs as croquet mallets and with their help he can win.

Queen plays croquet

If “unexpectedly” he does not win, it’s off with the heads of those who prevent Him from winning. Often He has merely to threaten decapitation. That threat now seems to…

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Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is ‘silent’

Lyn Leahz

To borrow from the musical group The Kinks, you know “it’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world” when Russian presidentVladimir Putin becomes the leading voice for stopping the violent persecutions against Christians while the president of the United States stands silent.

Speaking at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week, according to Life Site News, Putin said he noted “with alarm” that “in many of the world’s regions… inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians.”

In emphasizing the Middle East and North Africa, Putin said:

Vladimir_Putin“This pressing problem should be a subject of close attention for the entire international community. It is especially important today to make efforts to prevent intercultural and interreligious conflicts, which are fraught with the most serious upheavals.”

Christians in Syria have suffered greatly amid a deadly civil war there…

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Safe in 21st Century India? A Tale of Four Cities

JSS Herald

Authors: Reema Moudgil, Nilanjana Nag, Devjani Bodepudi, Averil Nunes

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Four women give us an inside account of the relativity and reality of freedom and security in their hometowns—Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way — Charles Dickens` words seem as true of 21st century Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata as they were of 19th century London and Paris.

Outrage in East India

The conch shell hails a…

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Bathing in Incredible India

TalesAlongTheWay

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We all arrived in India with toilet paper as there were many stories we had heard of the “lack there of”.  The hostel gave us three rolls..one for each month?   So one of our first shopping trips was to find the necessity of OUR lives.  As we traveled on and off buses, we would take our roll or borrow from a friend.  All pretense of modesty was  gone. We were in the same boat together!  And if anyone borrowed , we would return a new roll, cause you didn’t want to be known as a toilet paper ” thief!”

Bathing was a new experience, too. The bathroom in  the hostel was tiled from floor to ceiling and the whole space became the shower. It took some experimenting as no directions were included!  There were several knobs to turn, to have hot or cold water, others to have the water…

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BBC tones down Iranian rhetoric and extremism

BBC Watch

Precisely what does the BBC mean when it uses the word ‘occupation’? We do not have to suppose or speculate about the answer to that question because the BBC’sKey Terms guide tells us exactly what it means.

“Occupied Territories/occupation

The phrase ‘Occupied Territories’ refers to East Jerusalem, the West Bank and strictly speaking the Golan Heights. However, it is common usage for this phrase to refer to the West Bank as a whole and not the Golan Heights (unless it is in a story specifically on the 1967 War or Syrian/Israeli relations).    

This is our preferred description. It is advisable to avoid trying to find another formula, although the phrase ‘occupied West Bank’ can also be used. It is, however, also advisable not to overuse the phrase within a single report in case it is seen as expressing support for one side’s view.”   

In other words, when it uses the word…

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