The devaluation of expertise

ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS IDEAS THAT HAS COME ABOUT IN THE LAST 3 YEARS IS THAT ALL POINTS OF VIEW ARE EQUALLY VALID AND THAT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN (YOU) IS JUST AS EQUIPPED TO JUDGE WHICH HAVE MERIT AS ANYONE ELSE. I DO NOT CONDONE THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. I... Continue Reading →

Silence is Golden

I'm not a quiet person. I'm enthusiastic and chatty, a real social being. I've been told to be quiet - once (memorably) during a Christmas celebration no less. I've challenged people who've told me off for being loud despite them being way louder than I, who then firmly rejected that fact when I pointed it... Continue Reading →

What is it about Black Cats?

I was reminded of this by yet another animal shelter here in the UK putting out a plea on social media for people to consider providing a home to black cats to save them from being euthanised. Many years ago, my much loved black cat was shot by an air rifle. I was shocked, yet... Continue Reading →

In praise of Parks

London is famed for it's vast array of parks. Indeed, I'd not be surprised to find out it has more green space than most towns and cities in the UK's southeast. It's one of the many things I love about our capital city. Whilst providing green space for the many residents who have none of... Continue Reading →

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