Thinking much too hard about a lower case ‘h’

05 November 2009 0
I received a text message today from the National Blood Service. It reads as follows: hi, really hope you can give blood again… see our mailing or visit our website for details… thanks for your support! I’m guessing the nice people at the NBS wanted me to respond by thinking, “I’d better go and give ...

The offence epidemic

03 November 2009 0
Never mind swine flu, it seems to me that the major public health threat of the day is an epidemic of taking – or claiming to take – ‘offence’ at things we see and hear in the media. Mass offence has been triggered in recent months by the writings, utterances and actions of Russell Brand, ...