MY RED LETTER DAY. WHEN WAS YOURS?

MY RED LETTER DAY. WHEN WAS YOURS?

Some come and go without a second thought. Others are powerful enough to reroute the course of our life forever.  So, there is it. It’s happened. My red-letter day. Well, one of them.  When was yours?  Take a second to think about it.  When was the last meaningful day of your life? Was it happy […]

THE FEAR OF CHANGE

THE FEAR OF CHANGE

“Change may not seem an exciting prospect for many but it is the fresh linen on your bed, the ointment on your wound, it’s the new perspective on things as they really are and not how you believed them to be.” HAPPY NEW YEAR! So, how was it for you?  Did you have a nice […]

PETS; THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL?

PETS; THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL?

“It’s a love like no other – one that has transcended time. But why exactly do humans love their pets often more than they love each other?” So, here I am. It’s been a while since I last put finger to keyboard. How are you today? If I’m perfectly honest, I think I may have […]

SINS OF THE MISGUIDED

SINS OF THE MISGUIDED

Where exactly do these dimwits who purport to know so much about the religious sensitivities of the masses crawl from?” What does Easter (also known as PASCH or PASCHA)  mean to you? The arrival of spring, a long weekend, clock change or the resurrection of the Cadbury’s ‘sickly sweet’ cream egg? Your answer is most likely going to be […]

WHY WE PREFER NEGATIVE HEADLINES

WHY WE PREFER NEGATIVE HEADLINES

Do you think news bulletins should contain more positive, uplifting stories instead of negative, depressing ones? Or, are they just another form of entertainment? A colleague once told me the story of his encounter with an intimidating customer. He said that the diminutive senior executive had such a bad reputation with his subordinates that he earned himself the nickname of Napoleon

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS OR WEIRDNESS?

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS OR WEIRDNESS?

Picture the scene: you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, and a person with a beaming smile accosts you, hands you a bottle of water and says to have a drink on them. What’s your reaction?  Gratitude or suspicion? Well, if it was suspicion then you wouldn’t be alone, especially here in the […]

PARASOMNIA; THE SLEEP DEMONS AND YOU

PARASOMNIA; THE SLEEP DEMONS AND YOU

So what are they like for you? Creepy, happy, scary, terrifying or downright x rated? Most of us dream every single night, we just don’t remember, which is really disappointing when it’s a good dream. However, there are others that we would much rather forget yet, for some horrifying reason, cannot. You know, generally when […]

OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

“Change is imposed on us. Every year, every day, hour and second that ticks by equals change for us. Some of it so subtle, we may not even notice until many days, months, weeks, and even years later.” So here we are, just one more (or less than) a day left of 2016, before we […]

WHY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

WHY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

  You would have thought somebody had hacked off one of my limbs! I was onto the agency almost immediately, “I can’t stay here. I have research. I have video conferences. This is unacceptable!”   So, here I am, in my fourth and final week here on the Southwest coast of England, working on my […]

THE POWER OF DENIAL

THE POWER OF DENIAL

“Whether it’s the trial of our life, a mounting credit card or the suspicion that someone close may be betraying us, we all do it.” Good morning and welcome back. I won’t ask if you’ve missed me because I already know that you’ve missed a good Tony read on a Sunday morning because you have […]