“Give me a child until he is seven and I’ll show you the man” is a maxim attributed to St Francis Xavier and there is obviously some truth in that. Children are very impressionable. They learn from adults and even older children.
Over the past hundred years anxiety has become an epidemic and trying to avoid it changes people’s lives. We have all become more selfish and less sociable. We like to think we are more sociable with global communication systems allowing us to have friends far and wide. We never actually get to meet most of them though. They are not there in our everyday lives giving us support and getting truly involved. Facebook friends are a poor substitute for a friend who will come around and cook for us when we are sick and who will visit us in hospital. (more…)
I like to start my blogs with a picture and I have chosen one in sepia; well I chose sepia and then added a little more colour. This is where I live in Central England You can see the twin spires of the churches and if you look carefully you may see the windmill. It was an industrial area and we made all kinds of things; the industrial revolution started in central England. People came from everywhere to work here and it became smoky and black, this was one of the reasons it is known as the Black Country. It also produced musicians and creative people and still does, but we aren’t recognised for that. (more…)