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Every Monday – thoughts, observations and ideas that hold up a mirror to who & how we are

Archive for March 2013

Ask a stupid question…….

March 25, 2013

You may be familiar with the situation where British people, when visiting the US find themselves on the receiving end of an enquiry like: “ Hey, you’re from England! Do you know such and such a person who lives in Wohlverhamptahn?” – or wherever, as if the everyone in the UK knows each other. A […]

Broken windows

March 18, 2013

I have. for many years been a great admirer of the work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg who, several decades ago, devised a new model for communication called “Non Violent Communication” (NVC). I particularly loved a story he told on one of his workshops that I attended. He had been invited into a high school somewhere […]


March 10, 2013

The first dead body I ever saw had an unlit cigarette in its mouth. I was about twelve years old and Father Murray, our diminutive and eccentric history teacher was laid out in a coffin in the school chapel. We all had to file past to pay our final respects. A lad, a few up […]

Observation from a Facebook forum

March 4, 2013

I regularly dip into a Facebook forum page for people with visual impairment. As is typical of such pages, people will post questions, comments, experiences and so on. Most, but not all of the subscribers to the forum are UK based and the majority seem to be white British. What I have also noticed is […]