The Long and Winding Road : ‘Conscious uncoupling …for a day’

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Conscious uncoupling…for a day

The news that Chris Martin , he of Coldplay , and Gwyneth Paltrow, she of Hollywood had ‘consciously uncoupled’ for a year before they told the world hardly met with much interest from me. What happened though was a train of thought emerged as I pondered the immense pit of irrelevent news stories we are fed each day. I looked at my own family as they sat immersed ...

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘Conscious uncoupling …for a day’

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Liverpool

Conscious uncoupling…for a day

The news that Chris Martin , he of Coldplay , and Gwyneth Paltrow, she of Hollywood had ‘consciously uncoupled’ for a year before they told the world hardly met with much interest from me. What happened though was a train of thought emerged as I pondered the immense pit of irrelevent news stories we are fed each day. I looked at my own family as they sat immersed ...

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The Long and Winding Road : A ‘responsive’ Scottish Calvinist…

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A ‘responsive’ Scottish Calvinist

Strange title for a weekly ramble? Well yes, but there is a reason. This week the fabled BBC launched a new ‘responsive’ web presence to reflect the way we consume our digital media today. Way back in 1922 , when the British Broadcasting Company Ltd. was formed by Royal Charter, the focus was on controlling the explosion in the latest technological breakthrough, namely radio. When a similar expansion ...

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘Never mind the quality, feel the width!’

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Never mind the quality, feel the width!

I have a particular problem with restaurant recommendations which start with a description of how much food is served as opposed to whether the food was any good. This is one of my many pet peeves but perhaps the one which gets me most exercised when I get duped into paying over the odds for microwaved, packet, frozen food masquerading under the guise of ‘home ...

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The Long and Winding Road : Harper Lee shows the way to authenticity

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Harper Lee shows the way to authenticity…

‘To kill a mockingbird’ is one of the most powerful and widely read books of modern times , dealing with a difficult issue with refinement and understatement. So powerful was the story, so compelling was the narrative that some 50 or more years after it’s publication it still finds it’s way onto the examination reading lists in several countries. Rarely has there been a more ...

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