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Archive for March 2015

The eyes have it

March 30, 2015

The writer, Aldous Huxley, in his book The Art of Seeing, asserts that, if we treated our bodies like we treat our eyes most of us would end up in wheelchairs. Huxley had a rare eye condition and sought ways of improving what sight he had. He became a disciple of William  Bates, a New […]

Empathic or arrogant?

March 23, 2015

It appears that, at times, when trying to be empathic we may instead display a kind of inadvertent arrogance. This is represented in an oft used statement which, on the face of it,  may seem perfectly reasonable. It can tend to trip off the tongue when another person is upset or distressed by something. So, […]

Bored? Excellent!

March 16, 2015

It may come as a surprise to some readers that I’ve spent a large amount of my life feeling bored. I recall vividly the occasions in my childhood when I’d complain of boredom to my mother, only to hear back:  “Idz pluc I lapac – go spit and catch it”! Yet, hearing the writer and […]

Take one tea bag, add an uncle and…..

March 9, 2015

We all had such a laugh years ago when my uncle Wladek had his first experience of using a tea bag. He tore it open, emptied the contents into a tea strainer and brewed himself a cuppa. He’d never encountered or used a tea bag before and had no idea that it should go in […]


March 2, 2015

I’ve almost lost count of the number of times I’ve been called brave over the past few weeks. And, why so? I’ve started to doing stand up comedy. This involves my pitching up at various venues around London and performing five minute routines and, hopefully getting laughs. I find it rather over the the top […]