Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The direction of light and sound

If you moved backwards in time, would you see or hear anything, as light and sound would always be travelling away from you?

Monday, 27 February 2012

A social act

"Even when an illness is organic, being sick is a social act."
JJ Brumberg

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Rather than designing clothes for women, it appears the fashion industry designs women for clothes.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Time is money

We know from the business world that Time = Money

We also know that Time is connected to and Distance and Speed (Velocity) (T=D/V)

And we know from Einstein's famous equation (E=MC2) that Speed and Energy are connected to Mass.

So somewhere out there, there should be a scientific formula which will convert our excess fat into dollars.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Craving the hard stuff

"Here ya go, mate, I've got you yer poetry. It's a bit rough, I admit - it's been cut with doggerel, but it should see you through the night. If anyone asks, you ain't seen me, right?"

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

We don't 'get over it'

When someone really close to us dies, part of us shatters into many pieces.

We don't recover or heal, in the sense of ultimately returning to our former selves. Instead we have to build a new self; a slightly different self; a self which can find a way to survive in this life without the loved one.

We don't ever "get over it" - we become someone else - someone for whom the loss is now a part of who we are

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

If we suddenly got what we wished for, without warning, we would most probably be caught out and make a mess of it.

So if the genie ever was to gives us our one wish, it would be better to wish for the ability to make it come true, rather than to have our greatest desire thrust upon us without preparation.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Can't Fail Business Idea

embarrassyourkids.com - a place for disgruntled parents to upload pictures of their teenage kids as babies piddling in the bath, or aged 5, dressed in dodgy clothes with unfashionable haircuts

Sunday, 19 February 2012

When you're self employed

"What are you working on?"

"It's called 'The Animal Philosophers'!"

"And what's it about?"

"Well, I thought I'd try and introduce philosophy to children in a friendly format, so I've created a bunch of fluffy animal characters who will talk about philosophical concepts in the style of particular philosophers. So far I have Aristotle the bunny, Socrates the tortoise, Descartes the Hare, Kierkegaard the lemming, Neitsche the headgehog and Sartre the frog."

"And you think this is marketable?"

"Can't fail. I'll be a millionaire by next year!"

Saturday, 18 February 2012


What triggered our illnesses might not necessarily be what’s keeping them going.

Friday, 17 February 2012


I have numerous notebooks and an even greater number of scraps of paper with thoughts and ideas scribbled on them. Each collection of words hastily written in case I forgot them; desperately recorded to remind me later of that moment of insight.

Some of them are barely a few words; some are a few paragraphs; some are quotes that created an explosion in my head when I read them; some were written 20 years ago; some were written more recently; some are more or less complete; most are starting points waiting to be fleshed out and developed.

Unfortunately, they induce a sense of guilty responsibility. I can't throw them out - each one was written with the hope and expectation it would prove useful - and yet, they pile up, cluttering desktops, shelves and any number of random spaces.

This, then, is my solution. I have decided to place them all online, probably one a day on average, so I can search through them if I want to.

Whether I ever will is less important than the feeling that I could, should the fancy take me.

If anything here triggers ideas for you, then good for you. Probably. Unless you have the same problem as me...