Viewing entries posted in February 2010
Blue Modern working life means our jobs are less about
what we work at, and more about the people we work with.
Tasks have been subsumed by relationships. However important
the skills are that you have mastered to do your job...
2683153576_79b285ca19 In my teens I believed fashion was
about following herds, and style about rising above
them. As that superannuated teenager, Quentin Crisp, put
it, 'Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you
are.' My 'look' was lots of...
Melancholy lane 1
It's February. Christmas is a distant memory, the days are
still short, the Easter break's a long way off, and there's
plenty of winter to come. An urban myth says that most
suicides take place at this time of...
As February 14th looms ever nearer, we are compelled to
ponder love in all its forms. The *love of beasts* is a
subject we bibliotherapists feel doesn't get enough press.
This Valentine's Day, find an animal to love. As George
Eliot said, 'animals are...
I've recently been involved in advising a fascinating BBC
television series called Child of Our Time about how to
measure empathy. This long-term project involves tracking
the lives and development of 25 children from a range of
social and ethnic backgrounds born in 2000,...