I believe that preventing radicalisation is far more efficient than de-radicalisation, meaning stopping someone joining is a lot easier than trying to pull someone out once they’ve joined. —Maajid Nawaz

Of Young Women, Radicalisation and the Western World

And we still haven’t learned anything.

We know now what happened to those three young women who left the UK in Spring 2015 to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria. I am still not sure what to think about them. Especially as the young woman who tries to come back to the UK didn’t seem to have any regrets in the beginning. But we do not know how much she was brainwashed…. read more Continue reading Of Young Women, Radicalisation and the Western World

Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #288 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Hope That Will Never Die ~ a #poem

This was first posted in March 2015 My poems last week were a little dark. There is so much going on in my life as well as in the world around me and it needed expressing. The fear, the worry, the not-understanding needed to be expressed. But as sure as spring comes after winter and life goes on no matter what and how hope needs … Continue reading Blast from the Past: #288 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Hope That Will Never Die ~ a #poem

Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #287 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ And Life Still Goes On ~ a #poem

July 2019 We celebrate 30 years of the wall coming down in November but we are so occupied with Brexit, the orange man in the White House and climate crisis that we have no time to remember the hope this event produced. Such a shame the “Ewig Gestrigen” how they are called in German, are on the rise again. “Die Ewig Gestrigen” means “Those who … Continue reading Blast from the Past: #287 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ And Life Still Goes On ~ a #poem

Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #286 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Not A Question Of Life And Death! ~ a #poem

July 2019 I am still working on this topic but it’s on another level now. Not quite sure where but I am moving on… March 2015 For a while, my poems will be very personal. I am in another stage of healing from old wounds and poetry has always helped me to figure things out. Now I know many think that personal poems can’t be … Continue reading Blast from the Past: #286 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Not A Question Of Life And Death! ~ a #poem

Quote by Rebel Thriver: When writing the sory of your life, don' let anyone else hold the pen.

Of Thrivers & Survivors *attention might trigger”

Hello my dear friends, how are you doing? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods and if not feel embraced and blessed.

This morning I had the chance to watch the first episode of “Citizen Rose” in which Rose McGowan tells her story. I am rather torn. I expected to be motivated to act and be in my truth but to be honest I do not find her particularly empowering. I agree with many of her statements and she expresses so many feelings that I feel but I somehow cannot fully connect with her and her story. I can’t figure out why. Not that this would make a difference. …. Continue reading Of Thrivers & Survivors *attention might trigger”

Image of and qoute by Barbara Deming: Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger tha is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a defintion for revolution.

Leaving the Anger Behind or Life is Strange

Hello, dear people of the blogoverse. How are you doing?

I hope life is treating you well and if not, know, that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure today’s blast from the past should have come before this post.  However, I used to write several blogs (oh stop, I am doing it again, don’t I? Ah… never mind ;-)) and maybe I just mentioned Terry Pratchett on this one later. Who knows…. Continue reading Leaving the Anger Behind or Life is Strange

Greek image of warriors with Homer Quote

Of Gates of Hell, Good News & PodCasts

Hello my good people of WordPress and wherever you might blog or read blogs. How are you doing my dears? I am nearly asleep. Done the bad step to put Farmville2 back on my phone and couldn’t stop playing last night. But we got up at 4am to allow a dog walk while it is still cool (in fact I’ve been freezing at the beach) … Continue reading Of Gates of Hell, Good News & PodCasts