Category Archives: Thoughts

Why I follow people I disagree with

By | Tuesday, 22 January 2019

I was asked, for reasons I won’t go into here, to stop following someone on a social media channel by a friend of mine. There was good reason for the request in that the person asking felt that this other person actively hurts with their comments and stance. Whether this is true, and who they… Read More »

“It was the best of times…”

By | Sunday, 31 December 2017

“…it was the worst of times” For those of you in the know the quote is of course from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it may have also been the start to some Victorian Novel by Charles Dickens called Tale of Two somethings-or-another. So why am I using it? Well it is simple,… Read More »

The ‘Approved’ Conundrum

By | Monday, 13 November 2017

There is a well known parents website (whose title suggests a single gendered focus) who have become an increasingly powerful presence and influencer. Quite recently I have noticed with increasing frequency that their awards or recommendations for products are now appearing on the packaging of those products. I have no issue with this happening as… Read More »

So Very Busy

By | Thursday, 24 August 2017

There is an old adage that if you want anything done then you should find a busy person and ask them to help… So there are two parts to that. Either they are busy because they are always efficient and can handle a great deal of things, or they are the sort of happy moron… Read More »

Ere I am J.H.

By | Tuesday, 1 August 2017

[Last night, Monday 31st July, we scattered my friends ashes in a small ceremony near Friar’s Crag on Derwent Water in the Lake District. I naturally took the opportunity to write some more about her to share with the people who attended. It is reprinted here for everyone else.] In Terry Gilliam’s seminal film Brazil… Read More »

Facebook: the Sharer

By | Wednesday, 22 January 2014

This Facebook type is the constant Sharer. You know the time of day by the sudden rush of shares from their timeline as they push item after item onto their feed. Often they follow other Sharer’s, they work best when they are in packs, passing the same tired item from feed to feed in a… Read More »


By | Monday, 31 December 2012

I am always surprised at people who cannot find any wonder in their lives at all. I don’t mean people who are suffering, I mean the everyday folk who just cannot see any glory about them. Every single atom of your being was made in the centre of a nebula. We are all literally made… Read More »