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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

I’ve always liked the expression the elephant in the room, but I’ve never been curious enough to explore its origins before now. Its first globally published use came in 1959, when a journalist wrote a very literal statement in the New York Times, comparing the...
STAYING SUNNY

STAYING SUNNY

A lot of people say to me that they ‘don’t know how I do it.’ Even LovelyMan sometimes marvels at how it is that I manage to stay sunny and bright, keeping my chirpy disposition for so much of the time, when I am often in excruciating pain or fatigued beyond belief....
MAKE YOUR MARK

MAKE YOUR MARK

Make your mark If you had to leave a physical imprint, what would you leave? I am talking about the concrete equivalent of a graffiti tag; an item, a token to let others know you had been there before. It’s not the easiest of questions to answer, is it? We all...
HEADSHOTS – AN ACTOR’S CALLING CARD

HEADSHOTS – AN ACTOR’S CALLING CARD

Headshots – an Actor’s Calling Card In business, there is no tool more valuable than the perfect card. Companies have been known to spend small (and not so small) fortunes having artwork drawn up and cards produced. For something so little that it fits in your wallet,...
NEED OR WANT

NEED OR WANT

Need or want? What’s the difference? And which is more important? My sisters and I have always had a joke…well, I say always. But in truth, it has to have started at some point round about the early 90s. I know that because I was, in all probability, a...
PAUSE

PAUSE

I am aware that spring has seen a void in my writing. For most people, it will have gone unnoticed. For the handful of you out there who read my waffle, now that I mention it, you may be aware that I have been uncharacteristically quiet of late. For me, it is...