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...

Funny way of showing it

They looked like they were going to kill each other.  They were yelling eyeball to eyeball, gesticulating wildly and...

Altered states – a look at dissociation

Our minds can do all sorts of strange things to protect us when we’re in tough situations.  One of the more...

Crisis? What crisis?

Those words were attributed to Prime Minister Jim Callaghan in 1979.  He’d just returned from a Caribbean summit...

I’m on holiday but don’t ask me where

Windsor Castle is on a direct flight path to Heathrow airport.  Boeing 767s, Airbuses and the like fly low overhead on...

Blaise of Glory – The Night of Fire

Part two of the story of Pascal – a demonstration of the power of thinking for yourself In part one I looked...

Blaise of Glory – Daring to be original

Part one of the story of Pascal Are you the sort of person who forms their opinions and their view of life more on the...