Tuesday 5th July 2022 “Swim against the tide…”

Quote of the day: “We swim against the tide,” says Brook, “and achieve whatever we can in our chosen field. Fate dictated that mine was that of theatre and, within that, I have a responsibility to be as positive and creative as I can. To give way to despair is the ultimate cop-out.”  Director PeterContinue reading “Tuesday 5th July 2022 “Swim against the tide…””

The Monday Morning Quote #706

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence… “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Heather Cox Richardson writes well and oftenContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #706”

100 years ago…and an electric watch…

Time for Batteries “For many years the bugbear of clock-makers has been the main-spring. Spring tension and driving power are greater when the spring is tight than when it is partly run down; regulation to insure running at a uniform rate is the most difficult part of clock-making. A new clock, now on the marketContinue reading “100 years ago…and an electric watch…”

The Monday Morning Quote #703

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life.“ William Somerset Maugham a writer I have started to read recently… Hardly a day goes by that I do not reflect on how grateful I am that I was brought up in a houseContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #703”

Choose your analogy with care Mr Secretary

“….Yesterday, the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, compared the NHS to obsolete Blockbuster video-rental stores “in the age of Netflix”, presumably demonstrating the need for modernisation in the health service. When pressed on what that really meant, a government spokesperson couldn’t give much detail – the plan is just to “dramatically improve productivity”. Considering Netflix lostContinue reading “Choose your analogy with care Mr Secretary”

The Monday Morning Quote #701

“A rule of thumb: if you don’t care about something, don’t *wang on about not caring about it. Wang on about all the things you do care about instead. Here’s another: if you see people getting enthusiastic and happy about something, then, as long as it’s not positively harmful, don’t tell them it’s s**t. TheContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #701”

The Monday Morning Quote #700

700 of these MMQs, something of a milestone, I shall be changing a few things around over the next month or so, hopefully writing and sharing more here, possibly even doing some renaming, time will tell and, of course, so will truth. I’m repeating some words by Ira Glass that my son shared with meContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #700”