Tag Archives: #WPLongform

Aphantasia – To have a blind mind’s eye

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming?  If I ask you to imagine a beach, a mountain or a three-legged lizard juggling bananas, can you do it?   Most of us can to varying degrees.  Some of us can picture it … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Granddad

Today is a special day as my Granddad, Harold Stanley Heard, was born 100 years ago today on March 5th 1916.  It seems such a long time ago when you think about it.  20 of those periods would take you … Continue reading

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How The Blind Can See With Sounds (& me too)

Many people know that creatures like Bats and Dolphins navigate by sonar like systems but is unknown to many is that blind humans can do so too.  In recent years, there have been more and more documentaries and reports on … Continue reading

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How Shakespeare has influenced Pop Culture

How can I be British, a writer, yet have never really written about Shakespeare in over 3 years of blogging. Would you believe that when I was at Secondary School (High School), it was politically incorrect for us to learn … Continue reading

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The Death of the music scene in London

I’ve written before on the various building and engineering projects that are transforming many cities in Britain and London in particularly.  In the grand scheme of things, many of these obviously offer huge improvements bringing 20th and often 19th century … Continue reading

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Why I love Buy Nothing Day and not spending money at Thanksgiving or Christmas

Saturday 29th November is Buy Nothing Day, a day or rather movement that started in the United States in protest of the over-commercialisation of our holidays and life in general. One of my earliest blog posts was on the reversing … Continue reading

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My life is too short for long scroll-bar selections

Do any of you remember the old fashioned telephones.  I don’t mean just the ones that have a cable that connects into the wall but those with a dial on the front rather than push-buttons. I always liked those phones … Continue reading

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