Interrupt

Interrupt

Butting into a conversation between two people is rude. What if one of those taking part is bored and needs an escape route? Your interruption is a lifeline. An interruption in your daily routine. Annoying. It might be an escape route. The phone call that comes when...
It's simple, stupid

It's simple, stupid

We are bombarded with complexity. Just try to open a bank account these days or get a mortgage or loan. Digest the daily newsfeed – medication needed to swallow it all. What you do in your daily life is rarely straightforward. If you work for someone else there...
Bread for life

Bread for life

Everyone seems to be baking it. No doubt in the UK this frenzy will continue as the new series on the BBC gets underway. It is a good thing. Simple ingredients put together but skill to get it all working well together. Kneading. The working with the ingredients to...
Defining moments

Defining moments

There are a host of images floating about today to remind us of the Woodstock event in 1969. This is an iconic one. But my focus is the cameraman. He is seeing a different view – Hendrix from his left side and the photographer of this image. The same moment...

Balls and beer

Men are trained to be robust, resilient. They are generally less likely to share problems, health worries. Even over a beer with friends talk will turn to non-emotional topics and issues. Crying….huh…..never in front of anyone else. I generalise of course....