The weeks gone bye – A musical post

I have had a week in Center Parcs with family enjoying the mixed delights of the swimming pool, pizza making sessions, hijacked bowling, an ever so slightly Psychoville children’s entertainer and the ever present black hole sucking away all of the money on pleasant but heavily marked up to the point of criminality restaurants and food…

Empathy, empathy, they’ve all got it empathy

“[T]here is a terrible irony in the assumption that we can ever transcend our parochial tendencies entirely. Social scientists have found that in-group love and out-group hate originate from the same neurobiological basis, are mutually reinforcing, and co-evolved—because loyalty to the in-group provided a survival advantage by helping our ancestors to combat a threatening out-group….

In defence of childish things

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things I’ve always hated that phrase.  It’s one that gets deployed with glib glee when confronted with something that doesn’t meet with approval.  It’s judgement…

This week’s best blogs – 1 April 2016

As part of the #5for5 Challenge I committed to taking part in at least 5 link ups a week and reading / commenting on at least 5 posts a day.  Through doing this I have found brilliant writers and lots of support, encouragement and kindred spirits. By way of a progress update to make sure…