Older gamers. Do we feature in the game developers plan?
I confess that I like to play World of Warcraft and some other MMO’s. I was undoubtedly the oldest player in my guild, and probably the oldest player on the server. One of my children understands. The other two are slightly embarrassed.
What if the purpose of life was to learn about loss?
What if the purpose of life was to learn about loss? This question has been causing me some concern. I have been trying to make sense of the reality of loss within normal life. It is not as if it is an unusual experience.
Letter to Jon Lupin, the poetrybandit
‘Poetry is a bandaid for the wounds nobody sees but you.’ Jon Lupin Dear Jon, I have been following your work on Instagram for some time. You accompany your words with insights into your life; ordinary domestic scenes which anyone can relate to. Your words may appear initially to be simplistic, but they have the magical quality of reaching out to intergenerational readers.
The Violin in the Attic
This is the story of a violin. For the entirety of my childhood, it lay in its black case in a corner of the attic, in the house that I grew up in. It belonged to my mother. Not once, in the whole of my childhood did I ever hear her play her violin.
Nice Words Trump has said about Women.
‘I wish her well’. That’s what Trump said about Ghislaine Maxwell in the now infamous Axios interview with Jonathan Swan. ‘She’s now in jail. Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well. I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck! Let them prove somebody was guilty. I mean, do you know that she’s guilty?”
What I want from a Politician
I have been looking at politics across the world and the conduct of politicians. Perhaps it is the fact that there is more focus on the strategies of governments to manage the Covid-19 outbreak which has brought many more politicians into the public eye, exposing questionable behaviour. It is easier to blame tough journalism and media pressure than to believe that there has been such a truly awful decline in the morals and integrity of those in power. Most would agree that, ideally, those that we elect should be men or women that we can respect and trust.
Are we mistakenly applying diversification to humanity?
Diversification is mainly used as a financial term to describe the practice of securing multiple different investments in order to protect the initial capital from potential risks. In effect it is a safety net.