One morning in 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. The prime suspect was their daughter Lizzie. Lizzie Borden’s name passed into American legend as the story of her trial for the murder became a media sensation. There was even a rhyme about the case. The rhyme suggests… More Lizzie Borden is now a musical!
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759. Each year his life and poetry is celebrated on Burns Night. The celebrations, which began at the end of the 18th century, include the traditional Scottish dish and drink – Haggis and Scotch Whiskey – and recitations of Burns’s poetry. Robert Burns often went to Edinburgh where he established a platonic relationship with Mrs Agnes Maclehose.… More Burns Night
Three forms of love Martin Luther King Jr. outlined the role of love in engaging individuals and communities in conflict. He made distinctions between three forms of love which are key to the human experience. Eros is a form of love that is closely associated with desire. Philia is the love experienced between very good friends or… More Forms of love
Bestselling author Peter James has sold over 18 million copies of his novels worldwide. Not Dead Enough is the third book in his Roy Grace series. It has been turned into a play by award winning writer Shaun McKenna. Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing . . . The plot… More Not dead enough….
Back in 2014 Geoff Kirkwood and Charles Alder spotted a lack of acknowledgement, appreciation and gratitude. Customers in restaurants failed to acknowledge staff attending to them, cashiers failed to say thank you to customers and recipients of charities failed to say thank you. Across the board they heard, “That is so true”, “My boss never says Thank… More International Thank You Day
Sunday 8 January 2017 would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday. To mark the occasion Gary Oldman, a close friend of the singer, will be joined in London by former Bowie band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell for… More Celebrating David Bowie
New Year resolutions – lose weight, get fit, drink less, etc….. At this time of year everyone is talking about New Year resolutions. Some have been using the phrase “New Year, New You”. But what makes a “new you” anyway? Possibly a slimmer, fitter you? New Year resolutions have been described as things you resolve you will… More New year, New You?
Wishing you a wonderful 2017… More Happy New Year