Posts Tagged with Language

Passion

It was shortly after the millennium that I first received an email from a company called OB10, an electronic invoicing firm. It explained in nauseating detail how brilliant they were but as I had no … Continue reading

Online Status

Since the 1990’s I have remained utterly captivated by John Thaw’s character from the television series Inspector Morse. Naturally flawed, aware of it but seemingly powerless to change, he was the opposite of all the heroes … Continue reading

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

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