Not far now – Tom and Jane Benyon near the end of their walk for ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency)
Tom and Jane Benyon and Moses at the end of their 2018 fundraising walk for ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency)
Tom Benyon OBE of ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency)
“It’s time to make some wrong things right!”
The 2 Incredibles – who are they?
Tom Benyon is one, and his superpower, unleashed as the millennium changed, is his ability to honour the forgotten of Zimbabwe. Stubborn and determined bearer of the deep red roundel for ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency), he strides the valleys and peaks of his island home to raise ransom for those held hostage by lack of care. His mission – to bring them care.
An unexpected excitement startled my writing life recently.
The London Magazine – ‘ England’s oldest literary periodical, with a history stretching back to 1732’ – contacted me recently to tell me that a piece of mine would be published in its online edition.
It was such a happy surprise as the piece, written originally for a competition run by the magazine, had been posted into the entry box weeks earlier. When I heard nothing I assumed it was gone for good … but here it is.
The piece is not long and is about some of my own encounters with silence and its consequences. I hope you’ll have time to try the link. To do so please click on the article title below.
Return to Naples – My Italian Bar Mitzvah and Other Discoveries by Robert Zweig PhD
I loved this book and its collection of carefully told memories. If you know Naples, or are curious about the city, this is an easy, fascinating read – a surprisingly gentle ride around a family and a city scarred by war.