Anecdote of media’s domino-effect impact on a child

This morning on a lazy Sunday, watching ‘Good Luck Charlie‘ on the Disney Channel with my 9 year old daughter, two of the characters talked about a game of chess. ┬áMy daughter then said to me, ‘Let’s play chess’, and promptly got out the dusty multi-games compendium from its hiding place, leaving the remainder of

Black History in Wiltshire symposium

Last week I was honoured to Chair (and speak at) the ‘Black History in Wiltshire’ symposium in East Tytherton. The earliest known record of a person strongly suspected of being an African living in Wiltshire is 1586, Maria Mandula (described in the records as “Stranger, Aethiops”) living in Calne. (Ref – Terry Bracher) This is

Small things that change, and small things that change us.

This is not an article lamenting a lost past, as that is boring and indulgent, but more of some thoughts on small things that change, and the relationship to human habit. I just picked up an old book to read again and look what I found as the book mark. People below a certain age