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Archive for October 2011

All right

October 31, 2011

How are you today? No, I mean it. How are you? Really? I find it amazing how this enquiry can fall off peoples’ lips scores of times in any day and yet rarely receives a specific or accurate response. It’s as if what should be a genuine, heartfelt enquiry as to someones well-being is so […]

The wisdom of Gareth

October 24, 2011

I am the parent of two teenage children. They’re great kids, but of course I’m biased. Like most parents I wonder about their future, how they’ll make their way through life especially given the increasingly uncertain nature of the world we occupy. I wonder how things will be when they’re in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s […]

Can yogurt make you depressed?

October 17, 2011

If you are reading this while enjoying a pot or bowl of yogurt as part of your breakfast, let me reassure you that the title of this piece doesn’t refer to eating yogurt. As far as I know, it’s pretty good for you, so carry on! However: Have you gone to purchase yogurt recently at […]


October 9, 2011

I am sitting down to write what is my fiftieth Monday blog. I’m kind of pinching myself that I have managed to maintain the discipline of writing and posting a piece every week for almost a year now.  This most definitely is not like me. I have always been the kind of person who has […]

Slow down, you move too fast

October 3, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that I am now a “VIP” – this was how I was referred to whilst travelling to Birmingham with Virgin Trains. In this case VIP stands for “Visually Impaired Person”. It can be difficult to think of any significant advantages to having  VIP status. Yes, I enjoy some benefits such […]