In all the furore over the statue of Colston in Bristol and the subsequent threat to that of Churchill in Whitehall I am left pondering one question. Why do we have statues? They are something I have never really thought about. They stand there unnoticed by most of us, in public parks, city centres and, … Continue reading Why statues?
In this new era I have been to many online meetings, anyone working from home will be in the same boat. I have also been to several webinars and presentations and have even run a few myself. I mustn't forget the online interviews as well. What I haven’t done though is to attend or run … Continue reading Online workshops
At the end of this month my business will be three years old. Up until lock down it had been going very well and I am hoping and confident that things will get back to some sort of normal soon. When I started I wasn’t sure if it would ever get off the ground, after … Continue reading My Chromebook and me
Voter turnout in this country is not great. At the 2019 general election 67% of the people that are eligible actually put their mark on a ballot paper. So what happened to the other third? Why did they not vote and what can be done about it? One way of solving the problem would be … Continue reading Why voting should not be mandatory
“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises, shows us that things take time to develop. We may find ourselves one day to be bankrupt when in truth, if we care to look back, we would find that it had … Continue reading You need good ideas and then some
These days I am having loads of conversations with people without actually seeing anyone. Yes, I see their image on the screen and I can hear their voice but it is not the same. I want to be next to them because that is what being human is all about, the social interaction. But we … Continue reading Make way for social interaction
After nine or so weeks in lock down, tempers are fraying. Frustrations are bubbling over even though there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Slowly some of the restrictions are being lifted yet I am left asking myself the question. Are the COVID-19 restrictions discriminatory? Unfortunately I think the answer is yes. … Continue reading Are COVID-19 regs discriminatory?
A lot of us are working from home these days. Whether it lasts or not is anyone’s guess yet I am sure we will settle at a level of homeworking that is higher than before the pandemic. The switch from analogue working to digital has been swift and a lot less painless than many would … Continue reading Working from home? Time for innovation
A few days ago I put some bird spikes on the aerial at the back of the house. I felt a bit guilty as the starlings had just fledged and it seemed to be a favourite spot of theirs but the mess below was too much to put up with. Our middle-class sensibilities have been … Continue reading Working in space
In my recent blog The existential threat of nationalism, I touched on how nationalism and populism are an existential threat to humanity and that I would explore what is to be done in another blog. Well, this is it. I would like to go further and add that democracy is an existential threat to humanity, … Continue reading When democracy isn’t enough