A blog “Growing Green Patches” blogs about her daughters attitude to Storm Sandy and I am struck by the familiarity of the situation. The thing is her daughter who is staying near New York is unconcerned about it, while she several thousand miles away is very concerned. Many will say as she implies that this… Continue reading Out of Our Control
An incident still annoys me and it is probably ten years since it happened. I was studying Sociology and doing one of the how to courses, which had its bit on ethics and the need to anonymise. One guy did a bit on exploring internet culture and the thing that rankles is that he totally… Continue reading Respect the Culture of the Internet
I am begining to wonder if some people understand what joined up thinking is. Low tax on fuel may not be a good idea and here is why: Oil is a limited resource, the consensus is that we are over dependent on it in the west and if the oil producing countries suddenly stop producing… Continue reading Fair Fuel: fair to whom?
I have been to have a haircut today and for the second time on the trot my hairdresser and I got talking about Christmas. No not the “What are you doing at Christmas talk”, well we did briefly, but as she is off to Australia just after and I am just doing the usual it… Continue reading Christmas thoughts from visits to my hairdresser
I am on holiday staying with close friends, last Sunday morning my friend applied for a job working with alcohol and drug abusers. Her reason for taking it rather than staying with a current job was partly pay, although it is even shorter term than her current one, partly status as it is ‘proper’ social… Continue reading From where does good self image come?
It is a well known saying that “Love is blind” but I say that love is no more blind than I was born in England. Let me put that in context, I am white British, I have pale skin, blue eyes, and brown hair with a reddish tint. I speak with an educated Northern English… Continue reading They say that Love is blind
A recent exchange on twitter the Thesiswhisperer wondered about why effects were disappearing. The feeling is this should not happen with the modern scientific culture, and yet I suspect modern academic scientific culture is partly to blame. To explain why I have to introduce a little known but rather simple statistical fact which may be… Continue reading Regression towards the mean, the scientific publishing culture and the lack of repeatability
I have a former boyfriend called S, he has had drink problems, I would not mention this if work and a whole host of other people did not know this already. or at least I would not refer to him so directly if this was not the case. He has brought this largely under control… Continue reading Drinking – who should moderate drinking be aimed at?
I picked up a friend on Facebook which says: “Depression is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long. Put this as your status if you know someone who has or has had depression. Will you do it, and leave it on your… Continue reading My stance on depression
Is it just me but I assumed that graduate tax would be a on all graduates. Indeed the only ones who should be let off (and maybe be able to claim their loans back during the first decade) are the ones who went in the last twenty years and had to pay fees. The rest,… Continue reading Graduate Tax