Read After Covid…14

Last night, the family came together to share each other's company. We have all our girls back home and, although two of them are now adults, we are still the closely-knit family of the photos in our album. And how time does race past. Our perception of time alters depending on our circumstances. It either... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…10

Yesterday IT announced its intentions. IT had strolled into Downing Street, slipped past the security and sauntered up to the guy who was trying his best to carry off a Winston Churchill impersonation and gave him a dose. Not content with that, IT then moved onto his trusted sidekick and, just for good measure, IT... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…9

Life can be separated into the time that we are awake and the time that we are asleep. Trapped in our home, we are finding that sleep is becoming more prevalent. The days are becoming longer but the nights are now so quiet that there is little to disturb those hours when we close off... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…8

Saints are dangerous creatures. They promise miraculous hope and redemption. They give us a sure-fire way of being delivered from evil. They...leave sentences unfinished. The school was a beacon of salvation. The needy were taken in and helped to evolve into exemplary members of society. This was the reason that I joined the workforce of... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…6

They say that China is free of any new infections. Italy has become the epicentre. As it now stands, Italy’s deaths have now exceeded China’s. Spain is pushing on and catching up, whilst it remains to be seen how quickly the UK can lose control. Everything is about politics. There are sound-bites galore and what... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…Day 2

My mornings begin in roughly the same way. I wake. I climb from bed. I descend the stairs and I boil a kettle. God forbid if this virus interfered with that. Earlier this week, one news article grabbed my attention by the horns. It was a video-report from a hospital in Lombardy and it needed... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…

If you are reading this you have survived IT so far. The IT is the thing that can't be named. Think Macbeth, but only think it. You see, once it has taken to the air and spread its wings...Well, I think you get the message. I am writing this as a response to IT. I... Continue Reading →

Purposeful Hand Usage…And Satisfaction

Purposeful hand use enhances well-being in a technologically saturated culture. Research has shown that creating or tending things by hand enhances our mental health and makes us happy.  Dr. Kelly Lambert (bertlab.com) explored the relationship between hand use, current cultural habits, and mood.  She found that hands-on work satisfies our primal need to make things... Continue Reading →

Boxing Above Your Weight…

In the survey, a group of 113 newlywed couples were rated on their individual looks. The researchers found that if the male was less attractive than his wife, he was much more likely to compensate with gifts, sexual favours and doing chores around the house. Unsurprisingly, that leads to higher marital satisfaction for the wife.... Continue Reading →

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