How very sad to see the massive death count from Covid in India which I believe currently stands at 200,000 and is still rising.

Obviously with a massive population so closely packed into some of their cities it seems inevitable that these figures will continue to rise.

Whilst not normally a fan of Extinction Rebellion and all these other anti pollution groups I must say, if they wish to go and protest somewhere I suggest they might visit India, it shouldn’t be hard to find as I imagine one could see the smoke from all the thousands of funeral pyres from space.

What seems to be making matters worse is that they seem to be cutting down vast quantities of trees to make these fires, when surely they should be left standing to absorb all the CO2, which is somewhat of a catch twenty two situation.

Perhaps it might be better to adopt the Native American Indian practice of taking one’s deceased relative to the top of a mountain and leaving them for the birds to devour, I think this may be less polluting although I have no idea how much pollution one creates when dragging a body miles to the top of a mountain, I shall leave this to the climate experts to work out.

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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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