“If you ask who had the longest and most striking list of results it’s Einstein without any doubt. But if you ask who is the scientist who made most mistakes, it’s still Einstein.” Carlo Rovelli
“If you don’t watch it people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite.” Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was considered a genius engineer. He built across gorges, and tunnelled under rivers and through hills to construct railway lines, stations, viaducts, bridges and docks. He built three of the biggest, fastest and most advanced vessels in his world, along with the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Great Western Railway. His school… Read More My little pony . . .
Shocking news. It seems that France, a country long known for its gastronomic excellence, is turning to fast food. It now sells approximately 2bn sandwiches a year. The reason for the change? Because the lunch breaks of French workers have been reduced – from an hour and a half (most generous) 20 years ago to… Read More Ooh la la . . .
Ben Dean, writing on the University of Pennsylvania’s Authentic Happiness site offers some ideas to encourage integrity: “The following exercises were adapted from a list compiled by Psychologist Jonathan Haidt at the University of Virginia. Refrain from telling small, white lies to friends (including insincere compliments). If you do tell one, admit it and apologize… Read More Beyond speaking the truth . . .
“The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, ‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“There is always something to lose. But maybe more to gain.” John Christopher
In 2016 The Guardian launched a project to find out how its readers might react to them deliberately publishing articles about good things happening in the world. And they’ve followed it up more recently with a new series called “The Upside” which is determined to reveal to readers “all of humanity, not just the bad… Read More Well done . . .
“….. it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.” Malcolm Gladwell
Actor and director Paddy Considine says that what life has taught him is that you just have to get on with it … even though the fear of falling on his face is never far away … “Everything in me is telling me that it’s going to be terrible. I find myself in trench after… Read More Enjoying the ride . . .