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The Perils Of Trying To Be Clever In Any Language Other Than Your Native One

Did you know that Sir John Major’s career as British Prime Minister was finished as a result of a Treaty which was signed on another planet in our Solar System??? The above is the only conclusion I can come to … Continue reading

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Why We Should Be Prepared To Look “Behind The Scenes” To Really Find Out How We Can Help Others

Well – it is not very often that a throwaway sentence triggers a train of thought which results in a blog post on that exact comment. This morning one of my friends rang me.  After enquiring about my wellbeing he … Continue reading

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Why Being Comfortable Can Make You Dull

Here is a question for you – when was the last time you were forced to do something in a completely different way to the way you usually do it? The reason for my question is I was talking to … Continue reading

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Why People Are The Most Important Tools We Have To Get Us Through Life

Firstly, please accept my apologies for not posting on here for such a long time.  My absence was not planned (nor was it something I would have chosen). The reason for my absence was ending up in hospital and being … Continue reading

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The Problem With Politics

In case you have just woken up from a “Sleeping Beauty” length sleep I feel it is my duty to point out that we are now in the run up to a General Election. As far as I can make … Continue reading

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When A Song Says Everything That Needs To Be Said On A Subject

Some of you may have noticed that I like music – as long as it has a recognisable tune and meaningful lyrics, and it is not making me wonder if I am going to get run over by the mobile … Continue reading

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Why Passion And Anger Are Sometimes Not Enough

Imagine you have been locked up in a box with holes for your feet and a grill in front of your face – with a kind of fliptop lid in front of that which can only be operated from the … Continue reading

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