Monthly Archives: August 2011

GUIDE DOGS NOT WELCOME AT THE YING WAH RESTAURANT WOOLTON VILLAGE

Yesterday evening (Monday 29 August 2011), my mum, two aunts and my guide dog, Trigger popped into the Ying Wah Chinese Restaurant, in Woolton Village, Liverpool. My guide dog had on his distinctive harness which clearly identifies him as an … Continue reading

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CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL

Last week I attended a festival in Westow Park with my mum, aunt and, of course my guide dog, Trigger. It was a lovely sunny day and we all enjoyed the music and a glass or two of cider.   … Continue reading

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THE BOX IN THE CORNER OF YOUR LIVING ROOM

A week or so ago I blogged regarding Susan Greenfield’s research on the effects of the internet on young children. Greenfield contends that excessive exposure to the internet is causing children to become more violent and impacting adversly on their capacity … Continue reading

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UNREAL CITY

As I sat on the train this morning, on my way into work I was reminded of T S Eliot’s words “unreal city”. There I sat reading the Telegraph’s live coverage of the London riots. The newspaper described a night … Continue reading

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IS THE RISE IN AUTISM DOWN TO INTERNET USAGE?

Several days ago I linked to an article, in New Scientist by Dr Susan Greenfield in which she argued that the brains of young people are changing as a consequence of their use of technology and, in particular the internet. … Continue reading

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THE LONDON RIOTS

This evening on the way home from work I popped into the Sainsburys on Westow Street in Crystal Palace. I only wanted a carton of milk and some fruit, however the store was on the point of closing. The time … Continue reading

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LIVING ONLINE IS CHANGING OUR BRAINS

Yesterday’s issue of the kurzweilai.net newsletter links to an interesting article, in New Scientist in which Susan Greenfield expresses the view that exposure to technology is changing our brains (and, in particular the brains of young children). Greenfield draws attention … Continue reading

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