Six flavours of ‘anxious to please’

Old engraving of two children in sunday best.

We’re social animals. But sometimes our urge to be part of the herd gets out of hand.  One of the insights of meditation – or maybe just of getting older – is that you spot yourself acting out little scripts and preoccupations normally hidden from your busy, get-on-with-it mind. I was thinking about this the … Read more

Song Diagrams (1)

I’ve always liked the internet phenomenon of maths/science diagrams illustrating song titles, for example  these quirky pictures. Here’s my first attempt. There may be more.

Word fun

Washington Post readers are asked to submit alternative meanings for common words: (Thanks to Mark Gorman for this. You can hear new ones most weeks on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.) 1. Coffee (n): the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj): appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. … Read more

Give It a Wide Birth!

A few tips for infanticipating women by Dr Sandra Segget of Gargunnock Royal Infirmary Trust Plc. Dedicated to all children and the fathers that bore them [to tears]. Babies and the Law Babies are considered by the law to be in utero until born, when they are in loco parentis, the parents’ home. Babies, position … Read more

Pseud’s corner

This is from the marketing literature for a software product I’m look at for work. I’ve XXXed the name as I might have to work with these people 😉 The consensus of early adopters has confirmed that XXXX is a disruptive technology and will lead to a paradigm shift. Deep validation confirms that XXXX is … Read more