Viewing entries posted in April 2010
Do you believe in love at first sight? I do. Although I call
it mutual positive transference and I don't necessarily
regard it as a fortuitous circumstance.
Transference is something we all do. It is when we make
unconscious assumptions about the person before...
Horoscope-zodiac-signs I've been told of government
research claiming you can predict at the age of 22 months
what a person's salary will be at the age of 40 years.
Class, nutrition, aspiration and life expectancy are already
pretty much set. So does it...
John Kay Speaking for Blog 2 'Tell all the truth, but tell
it slant,' wrote the poet Emily Dickinson. 'Success in
It was the text from which our Sunday secular Sermon
preacher, John Kay, spoke this
week. Many a religious believer...
2544770766_00fe035309 'Carpe diem' means, of course, 'Seize
the day', and comes from an ode by Horace. Though a friend
of mine, who happens to be a former secretary of The
Horatian Society, and speaks Latin as you and I do English,
060414150356s The 2008 Health Survey of England found that
more than half of Londoners are overweight or obese. There
are only two guaranteed ways to lose weight long-term: to
eat less and to exercise more. Everyone knows this. We also
know the advice...
Volcano Thanks to the volcano, we remember that we are the
play-things of forces of destruction which can at best be
kept at bay but never vanquished. We may enjoy local
victories, a few years in which we are able to impose...
Dandelion2 'It was this long, gestured my friend Tony
recalling both his shock and satisfaction in having uprooted
a foot long dandelion root from his garden and saved his
newly-turfed lawn from infestation. Taraxacum officinalis -
the posh name for dandelions even sounds unpleasant,...
0055444 So what's yours? Pocket billiards? Nail-biting
like Gordon Brown, or the odd sly pick of the nose? But
perhaps you prefer to keep these matters private. Perhaps
you'd slap an ASBO on anyone you saw indulge in your pet
vice. Even if,...
Windy-road-sign Obliquity is the notion that complex goals
are often best achieved indirectly.
Happiness is the product of fulfilment in work and private
life, not the repetition of pleasurable actions, so
happiness is not achieved by pursuing it. The most
profitable companies are...
Soundofmusic460 From an early age I wanted to play Widor's
famous Toccata the ecstatic organ piece that many people
have at the end of their wedding. It's a challenge that
every organist squares up to at some point, not just to bash
Coins Both on an individual and a national scale, debt
imprisons. By taking out a loan, I am committing myself to
years of interest repayments, and therefore to years of wage
slavery. And the UK has been borrowing like crazy since