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About Stardazer

Born and raised in South Africa, Christine moved to the USA in 1996. She has resided in Colorado, Kent Island, MD and currently calls Bracey, VA home. She holds a M.Ed. (cum laude) in the History of Education from the University of South Africa, an Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy from the Devon School of Homeopathy in the UK and is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She is also certified in Foot Reflexology from the Baltimore School of Reflexology. Christine likes to write about spiritual matters and metaphysics and has self-published three novels for e-readers through Christine is a self-taught musician and likes to write music, play and sing; she also loves to cook, and prefers red wine, thank you! She has two adult children, and a rambunctious hound called Georgie.

Slay Medusa

Slay Medusa

Eyes wide open

Darkness is a womb

A struggle to emerge

beyond thralling thoughts

Stretch your arms out wide

Ride to the outer limits of the darkness

and feel yourself fly

beyond the stars, the galaxies, the universes

you are free

and the snakes writhe and tremble

your mind striking down

each memory

that haunts you

does not define you

Swing the axe boldly

slay each one precisely

at the neck

the lifeblood of a memory

sliding into emptiness

of who you thought you were





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Posted by on April 13, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized


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Nothing Seems Real

The current climate of tiptoeing around issues, whether you are pro- or -anti-Trump, has prevented me from posting anything that even smacks of outrage or agreement, whether on Facebook, Reddit or Twitter. One gets blasted from both sides because God forbid you be a traitor and actually think he has gotten something right. And if you agree, the hungry hordes to the left will decimate you.

I’m tired of Facebook, bored to tears of endless photos of puppies, kittens, memes about strong women,  fake medical, health and other news. Nothing seems real anymore.

I felt disappointed in myself for expressing outrage against the Catholic schoolboys in the latest debacle; I should have known better than to trust the media until the fuller story emerged. And when it did, it was still bad. I didn’t feel exonerated, however, in my hasty judgment. I just feel sick at heart for somewhere, somehow, we’ve lost the plot.

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When I was about 19 years old, my father was dragged to court by a woman who claimed he had made advances towards her, and when she spurned him, he had her fired. The story ran in the newspapers, a huge Sunday sensation. The truth was that he had been ill at the time when she made these claims, and also, she had a terrible history of sleeping with her patients, which was highly unethical for a clinical psychologist. The other truth was that all the staff who mentored her had reported her behavior, so it was not retaliation, it was her own improprieties that cost her her licence.

This affected my family and even close, longtime friends of my parents believed it. My dad’s name was dragged through the mud.

From this experience I realized the bitter truth: You cannot trust the media. Sensation sells. They WANT outrage and a readerships that never questions but hungrily devours their garbage.

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This occurred nearly forty years ago. I have been sucked into the swirling maelstrom of the constant news feed; every nuance and utterance scrutinized and analyzed by people whose opinion matter to those who think they have power over us.

Let us break free of these chains that bind us, learn to breathe before we plunge to the depths of daily garbage and read a good book instead, for at least then we know it really is fiction we are ingesting.


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Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized


Ordinary Man

Ordinary Man

You flashed by

In your

Flamboyant red bandanna

Arms spread wide,

Gripping handlebars

Like a Viking of the Road

The road mirrored in the lenses

Shades of Hades of the Soul


Monday, it’s back to work;

Your suit,

Your tie, your shoes

Hiding what lurks

Just below the surface

Of your ordinary ordered mind


Why Outlaw Biker Gangs Ride Harley-Davidsons

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Posted by on September 9, 2018 in calendar, poetry, Uncategorized


Quick Review: Salt and Fire

Director: Werner Hertzog

Starring Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon Gael, Garcia Bernal Image result for salt and fire

The movie has been classified as a “thriller”, and there are certainly very tense moments when Laura, head of a delegation of scientists, is abducted by a group of mysterious masked men. The viewer is unsure what to expect and the plot unfolds with plenty of absurdities and non-sequiturs. The dialogue at first is wooden and stilted for the most part, and the acting, too, seems awkward, matching the clownish dialogue and actions of the abductors. It seems predictable and formulaic until everything changes and the viewer is left wondering where the story if going to…and that is what kept me watching.

This is a tantalizing piece of theatre art, easily dismissed as superficial and facile at first, but as the plot unfolds and the protagonists begin to find common ground, the surreal landscape and Laura’s enforced solitude on the salt flats take on a different meaning. She is abandoned on an “island” in the middle of a vast salt lake with two little blind boys.

The two boys bring out the human side of Laura, forcing her to reevaluate her position as a mere observer, a scientist who is objective and remote.  download (6)


Hertzog’s vision of man’s inherent greed, leading to his ultimate self-destruction is revealed, bit by bit, in the agonizingly slow unfolding of the character of Laura, a hard-headed scientist, who is to make a report of the ecological disaster caused by Riley’s Consortium.  Riley has isolated her and two small blind boys – his sons – in the salt flats so that she can experience what the disaster really means to the indigenous people who lived on what was once a lake.

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The viewer is, at first, left to puzzle the point of the story, to find the depth and symbolism through stark imagery, the sterile environment of the salt lake against the impending cataclysmic disaster of the volcano – an analogy of the destruction caused by mankind and the unstoppable power of nature that can destroy humanity.

Interestingly the “villain”, a wheelchair-bound menacing figure who can walk when he feels like it, is played by the famous physicist Lawrence Krauss.

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Lawrence Krauss




I can see why the movie was panned by better-educated reviewers than me, but I was fascinated by the entire concept of how he put his message across. Perhaps Hertzog is having the last laugh as I ponder the meaning and artistry of his film; certainly the last few scenes in the film were surreal as if he was having a lot of fun playing with perspective and man’s self-absorption, showing how tiny we really are in the bigger scheme of things, and how fragile…

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Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Movie Reviews, movies,, Uncategorized


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Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Uncategorized


“Gomorrah”, the TV Series

“Gomorrah”, the TV Series

If you want to watch a gritty, violent mafia gang-mob series, by all means, go ahead and watch the Italian production Gomorrah. It makes the mafia of New York, The Sopranos, look like kindergartners.

What makes it so compelling to watch?

The characters of Pietro Savastano and his son, Gennaro, and their nemesis, Ciro, are all equally evil. There are no good guys in the series, no one that one particularly tries to root for, there is no redeemer who is going to save anyone from the damning consequences of their actions. It allows the viewer to peer into the abyss of a hell from which there is no escape.

This is especially true in the first season. There are glimmers here and there that Ciro wants to change things, to stop the incessant killing of adversaries. He attempts to form an alliance between his adversaries, but true loyalty depends on the strength of the leader of the pack. It’s a dog-eats-dog world, and all of them are hungry enough to destroy even close allies and friends.

Ciro, the right-hand man of old man Savastano, grooms the son, “Genny”, giving the haplessdownload (7), too-soft, overweight young man breaks to protect him from the disparagement of his father who can see too clearly that his son is not quite cut from the same cloth as he is.

Gennaro undergoes a massive change in character and appearance after his mother sends him to Honduras; he becomes a ruthless, cold killer who shows no mercy to anyone who crosses him. He has finally become the man his father wants, but he lacks experience in leadership and draws close to him the seamy underbelly of Naples’ slum world. These young men are as faithful to him as they can be, but allegiances are made to be broken. There are no guarantees that they will remain loyal. They are dangerous, cruel and violent.

A word of warning: this series does not conform to cherished American values in television: good vs evil is but a shade of perpetual grey, there is no such thing as political correctness and the violence is graphic and ugly.

An interesting side note is that the filming occurred in the slums called the Sails of Scampia, Image result for sails of scampianow doomed apparently for demolition. This massive estate houses a teeming number of impoverished people whose only hope of economic survival is crime. download (5)

The series is based on a novel by Roberto Saviano, which became a movie a few years ago.


So, to answer the question: Why do we continue to watch this series?

In our heart of hearts, we hope that there will be a moment when some inner decency causes a character to change; a belief in happy endings, a disbelief that things cannot continue the way they are. But, life is not a fairy tale, is it?


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Mysterious Things

Mysterious Things

I am excited to read this book by John B. Alexander, watch this space for a review soon!


Check the author’s website at

Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can’t Happen – But Did by [Alexander, John B.]

Blurb from Amazon:

REALITY DENIED confronts conventional wisdom with events that, although quite real, seem to challenge the revered “laws of science,” proving them to be wrong or incomplete. The thorny issues of life after death, mind over matter, UFOs, remote viewing, telepathic communications with animals, and more are all addressed from Col. John Alexander’s firsthand perspective. Here physical and spiritual domains collide, providing glimpses of worlds beyond everyday reality.” (



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