Standing By

I read an article on the BBC news website this week reporting on an academic study published in the American Psychologist journal.  Its conclusion: there are more Good Samaritans out there than we might think. It made me laugh, not because there was anything funny about it, rather because of our tendency to require research to … Continue reading Standing By

Waiting

‘A watched pot never boils’ – that’s what my Nana used to say, meaning that the more we concentrate on a desired outcome, the longer it seems to take. She was also a fan of the phrase, ‘as soon as my back is turned’ – that one wasusually employed in relation to me pilfering sweets from her … Continue reading Waiting

Moon

She gave us another creative writing exercise to complete: describe the night, apply images, and use detailed observation.  Then, lightly, in a voice tinged with an affable threat, the teacher added these words: ‘and, whatever you do, leave the moon alone, it has suffered enough.’  She’s right.  It’s hard to describe the moon without falling … Continue reading Moon