Bob Dylan photo illustrates THE DISTANCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG.

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG

How do you measure the distance between right and wrong? Does it vary like the moon’s distance from earth? Or is it exact like Einstein’s E = mc2? Can you be a little bit wrong? Or almost right? Big Brother’s Ministry of Truth in Orwell’s 1984 convinced the oppressed that 2+2=5 and did so in […]

Author with his books illustrates the benefits of A PERSONAL LIBRARY.

A PERSONAL LIBRARY

Umberto Eco (1932-2016) – the Italian philosopher and novelist, author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum – had a personal library of 50,000 books. He thought of books as medication, each volume appropriate to different ailments, moods and moments of ennui. He said: ‘Those who buy only one book, read only that one […]

Five happy women illustrate how to be happier.

HOW TO BE HAPPIER

We would all like to know how to be happier and the answer may be a lot more simple than we thought. I typed ‘how to be happier’ into Google and in 0.43 seconds received 228 million listings. Give each one two minutes and it will take almost a year (reading 24/7) to read them […]

Photo of Clifford Thurlow shows that your name becomes who you are.

YOUR NAME BECOMES WHO YOU ARE

In my research into the name Thurlow, it occurred to me that your name becomes who you are and has a far stronger influence on our lives than we imagine. An article published in Psychology Today shows that people have stereotypical views of others based on their names. Names can reveal cultural values and locations […]