We can never take equality for granted. Any progress towards equality is always at risk of being reversed. Prejudice will always find new forms.
Never give 100%?
Is constantly giving our all – always seeing 100% as the bare minimum – the wisest or most sustainable approach to life and to work?
What stories do you tell yourself?
How do you make sense of the changing world around you? What stories do you tell yourself about the world as you see it? Are they the stories you truly need to hear?
Anxiety: Your own worst enemy
A post inspired by some wonderful and insightful words on anxiety from two very different people: TV chef Nadiya Hussain and novelist Robert Harris.
Into the infinity of thoughts
In times of heightened stress and anxiety, the mind can become like the turbulent surface of the sea. Anxiety and stress need to be taken seriously, before they become overwhelming.
The Palin principle
Michael Palin’s diaries from 50 years ago this month paint an oddly familiar picture of gloomy times with an underlying absurdity and silliness.
Where words are gifted to me
Words – written or spoken, whispered or sung – can take you to some fantastic place. Celebrating the lovely writing of Chris Difford.
Neil Gaiman, Cafe München & the Comedian
Cafe München: long-gone… but perhaps not entirely forgotten? This London bar was home to so many stories, including Forbidden Planet signings by Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alexei Sayle and a host of 1980s comics luminaries.
Angels around you at all times
A very good 25 December 2021 to you, gentle reader! Whether it is Christmas day to you or just another Saturday, I sincerely hope that today is nothing but kind to you and yours.
Writing well: What’s a good word?
How do we best go about finding and choosing the perfect words to express what is in our mind and in our heart?