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What’s in a dream?

What’s in a dream? 150 150 Ben Coker

What’s in a Dream? It’s that time of year again when you and I start to think about the ‘new year’ and look back at what has been achieved over the last 365 days. This of course is linear thinking and that may not be the right way to go – but more on that another time. Now if you’ve had any contact with ‘personal development’ – most of which emanates from the United States, you’ll have heard a lot about ‘dreams’. There is of course the all encompassing ‘American Dream’ and there’s Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream”…

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“Who, Who are you . . . ?”

“Who, Who are you . . . ?” 150 150 Ben Coker

“Who, Who are you . . . ?” Not just the theme to a popular US Crime Soap but a great song by The Who. But it’s also a question that’s likely to crop up quite a lot over the next few weeks as our social activities increase over what our American cousins like to call ‘the Holidays’. “Who are you?” is usually immediately followed by its companion question “What do you do?” to qualify the first enquiry. What most people do is define ‘who’ you are by ‘what you do’ which includes the unasked phrase ‘for a living’. Most…

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I Won’t Do That

I Won’t Do That 150 150 Ben Coker

I Won’t Do That The lyrics of Meatloaf’s song don’t actually cover exactly what is was that he wouldn’t do for love – please correct me if I’m wrong! Outside the realm of those things which are illegal, immoral, unethical, would result in personal injury, or are just plain stupid there seem to be a huge catalogue of things that people ‘won’t do’. “I won’t pay by direct debit” “I won’t change my energy supplier/bank/where I shop” etc. etc. “I won’t give out my phone number/email address” etc. etc. “I won’t answer the phone unless I know who’s calling” “I won’t watch a…

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Know What?

Know What? 150 150 Ben Coker

Know What? It doesn’t matter – pick any topic – you do know about something! Then again . . . Maybe you just think you know or perhaps you’d like to know. Alternatively . . . Maybe you know people who don’t think they need to know or even positively decline to know and refuse to listen. Perhaps you’re aware of people who attempt to prevent others from knowing because they don’t believe others ‘need to know’ or they just want to keep their knowledge secret. And then there are those who insist that others must discard what they knew before, and take on board what they know. But what…

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