Courage

How easy would you find it to stand up in front of a potentially hostile audience and express yourself honestly? ...

Failure

It took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts before he invented a commercially viable lightbulb.  Did he regard them as...

This blog is stolen

… from the BBC’s Arts Editor actually – Will Gompertz.  Or, more accurately, it’s copied.  You see, Gompertz...

We are not alone

I knew very little about Van Gogh when I recently went to the ‘Van Gogh and Britain’ exhibition at the Tate.  I...

Am I that easy to forget?

It’s not exactly a compliment to say about someone, ‘They’re repressed’.  It usually implies they’re...

Revamping your life for spring

Do you have a nagging sense that changes need to be made in you and in your life?  Are you dissatisfied with aspects of...

If I ruled the world

An Apollo astronaut recently spoke on TV about his conviction that if you’re determined enough you can achieve...

Nobody till somebody loves you?

When I was a child I couldn’t understand why most pop songs were about romantic love.  Why weren’t there any about...

A new you for a new year

What do you want most for yourself over the coming year? In my previous blog I talked about a desire for our...

Age and experience

Plunging out of an aircraft, doing a cookery course, going to a stand-up comedy show, having a beauty treatment, taking...