Month: November 2015

Too Quiet

I love quiet times, and I mean TV off, no mobiles or computers, just the silence and a book. But all of a sudden it seems too much. My partner of 16 years has gone to stay with his parents… Read More ›

The Brain

The brain is an amazing thing, and Jill Bolte Taylor proved this. I read her rather insightful book “My Stroke of Insight” many years ago, and have read it a few times. I discovered her story on Ted Talks as… Read More ›

Meditation

I have always been interested in meditation and yoga since I was a kid, as my Aunt used to practice it.  This week I decided to start after listening to video by Leo Gura.  Free information and videos etc from… Read More ›

A Powerful Speech

I abhor war and all that it stands for.  Merciless killing in the name of power, religion, territory, or the age old “I want what you have”. Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator” performs a speech that makes sense, even more so… Read More ›

Terrorist Attacks

Again France is dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 13th November 2015.  It is shocking that these things go on, and for all their closed doors, France still managed to get attacked. The mass media covered it… Read More ›

David Sylvian

Another incredible musical influence I discovered whilst babysitting in the 1980’s was Japan.  The couple had a rather amazing vinyl collection, which I was able to play when I sat for them.  The sound of David Sylvian’s voice was, and… Read More ›