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Change of address

Hi everyone, Firstly, thanks for your patience and interest in finding and following my random and rather inconstant blog. As I mentioned recently, we are now changing address. The current address (on wordpress.com) will no longer be updated, but all … Continue reading

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Rock and roll rhetoric: White Room

“In the white room with black curtains near the station. Black-roof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings. Silver horses run down moonbeams in your dark eyes. Dawn-light smiles on you leaving, my contentment.” White Room (Brown, Bruce), Cream Maybe a … Continue reading

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The neuroscience of memorable messages

Way back in June, I spotted this on Michael Wade’s Execupundit blog. It took me until last week to sit down and watch it, however. But, I was so impressed, I’m currently reading Carmen Simon’s book Impossible to Ignore. Anyway responsible … Continue reading

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The Great Books …

This is a great find, courtesy of Anderson Layman’s blog, the Wikipedia entry for the Great Books; 161 books for every personal library. Some examples to whet your appetite: 29. Marcus Aurelius – Meditations 42. Leonardo da Vinci – Notebooks 71. Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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Talk your way to power

Language lover and Inky Fool, Mark Forsyth on the figures of rhetoric. Entertaining and informative: His book The Elements of Rhetoric is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in effective language. A couple of others are Sam Leith’s You … Continue reading

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The most regretful people on earth …

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” Mary Oliver, via Brain Pickings.  

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My word for the month: omniana

“Omniana – Notes or scraps of information about all kinds of things.” Shorter Oxford English Dictionary I love stumbling across new words. Omniana sits well with the habit I’m trying to acquire of maintaining a commonplace book.

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