The 21st century needs an awakening

The 21st century needs an awakening Recently I watched the 1990 film Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Robin Williams plays consultant Malcolm Sayer in a mental hospital, overseeing a bunch of patients in a catatonic state. The staff generally have a widely accepted belief the people are dead inside, which Sayer rejects … Continue reading The 21st century needs an awakening

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The sense of it all

My dad joked when my daughter was born "Facebook has replaced the newspaper for announcements" It was a statement I couldn't help think and laugh about (perhaps inappropriately) when I read about the premature death of a former work colleague. The Internet is supposed to bring us closer together, I can read hundreds of unsolicited … Continue reading The sense of it all

I came out of the closet

Yeah you heard it.  I came out of the closet.... No let me rephrase that as I don't want you thinking I came out as a homosexual and now live in a civil partnership with a man called Nigel. I showed someone my writing. Obviously not you, in Internet land, but someone in my actual real … Continue reading I came out of the closet