I think Britain is not happy with its old people. Calling someone a pensioner seems like an insult. To me, it’s as if old people are seen just as problems. I think often they’re not seen at all. Everyone forgets that pensioners now weren’t pensioners in the past. A pensioner now could have done anything … (Read More)
The People In Your Street
If you give people the time and your attention, then they will talk.
People can have happy secrets. Secrets have all this baggage – and it’s assumed secrets are always bad. They don’t have to be. We shouldn’t be so suspicious, so mistrustful. I think there’s a basic respect for privacy here and I respect it. And secrecy can be part of someone’s privacy. That’s fine. I think … (Read More)
I suppose having an endless supply of easily fooled people is a good thing. It keeps shops and what-have-you in business, doesn’t it. But sometimes I wonder. I mean, surely there are better things to spend money on than all the unnecessary stuff we buy. Sometimes I think it’s too easy to fool us. I … (Read More)
If you’re asking me if I think knowing where loved ones are buried is important, then I’m not sure. It must depend on who you are, on how your life is turning out. I know my parents are dead. My mother didn’t know anything about how my father died. My sister tried, but has never … (Read More)