We’re living longer Next month I turn 60. When I was a youngster, 60 was ‘very, very old’. Now that I’m knocking on that door, I’m not old at all. While I’m not as agile and physically able as I used to be, I’m the best I’ve ever been mentally, emotionally, and intellectually. As I […]

In his book Good Work, the economic thinker E.F.Schumacher describes the ‘longing for freedom’ that has become so widespread in society today: I don’t want to join the rat race. Not be enslaved by machines, bureaucrats, boredom, ugliness. I don’t want to be a moron, robot, commuter. I don’t want to become a fragment of […]

When I was a kid in primary school we had to sit a General Knowledge test. There were 20 questions, and the question that stumped us all was the last one; “What’s the name of the lady who cleans our classroom every afternoon?” We all thought it was a bit of a joke question.  We […]

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