Home alone, (almost)

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With three Holland boys away, our house has never been bigger and I suppose this is a good thing. People often cite space as a life goal. There are other upsides too… like chargers being more available. Less likely to go missing for one reason… Read More »Home alone, (almost)

Presents of Mind…

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It is better to give than to receive! A well known phrase and one that chimes with me. To be able to make someone happy, or to cheer someone up is a wonderful thing to experience. And especially so when giving someone a gift which… Read More »Presents of Mind…

Click Bait…

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I wrote last week about the strain of writing a blog and what to write each week. In truth I exaggerated this ‘strain’ for comic effect because in most cases, something occurs to me and I don’t have to push too hard.   As happened… Read More »Click Bait…

Where is Dr King

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Given 2020 to date…   …with all my work cancelling, being confined to the house for extended periods and with little to do (no gigs) – plus three of our boys have flown our nest, leaving just three people in-residence plus our beloved and ever… Read More »Where is Dr King

The dishonesty of self-help

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My English is fluent and practically perfect. My written English is less good but it still serves me well.   My English proficiency is a highly prized skill because the English language makes a decent claim to be the earth’s primary language. If Aliens ever… Read More »The dishonesty of self-help

My first take…

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Walls play a significant part in our lives… Pink Floyd’s famous wall needed another brick. The last election to become the President of the United States of America hinged on a wall that doesn’t even exist. China has a great wall that can be seen… Read More »My first take…

At your service…

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We live in hierarchies and we all know where we stand, right?    Tallest? Best looking? Wealthiest? Funniest? Most successful…   What we do for a living; from the vaunted professions down… we are all workers with our names either on our shirts, our desks,… Read More »At your service…