When my mother first came to live in the UK from Jamaica a phone call ‘back home’ was prized like gold dust. It was so expensive it was a rarity. It took around three weeks for any communication
When I was at school….many, many moons ago….I remember mathematics being the subject that everyone loved to hate. Even if you loved it, or ‘got it’ you hated it because that was the done thing
Words are not simply symbols, they are loaded. Loaded with meaning and intent. And I refer to both the written and spoken word. A manipulator of words has great power, masses of control
After writing professionally for almost two decades I do constantly find myself not simply reading to be informed or reading for pleasure but reading to scrutinise. In my line of work, you proofread, proofread, proofread and then ask someone else to check it!
Everywhere I turn these days there’s a motivational speaker. My first encounter, if I remember rightly, was at an annual conference for a former employer.