The Currency of Language

I cannot remember when I first became conscious that ambiguity and peculiarity form a part of language, but I have a vague memory of my father, from the depths of a Sunday supplement magazine, advising … Continue reading

News, Blues and Twos

Information is power and those that control or influence it have always wanted to guard their position, meaning they have always been concerned with, rather than committed to, the highest of professional ethics. During the sixties and seventies episodes … Continue reading

Values and Aspirations

For his first few years at nursery and school, my son, when asked what his daddy did for work, would proudly say that he “wears a watch.” He had noticed from an early age that … Continue reading

Second Time Around

With two young children aged four and almost six, much of my time with them is a blend of play, peacekeeping, persuasion and answering a great number of questions about why the sky is blue, water is wet and toys … Continue reading

Now I’m Here

The rock group Queen have long been considered one of the greatest of all time, with their unusually complex, dramatic and memorable ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ almost never outside the top three when it comes to lists of the best … Continue reading

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