I recently received a complimentary email from a friend who is an accomplished author. She was responding to a post of mine entitled ‘I’m over the moon‘ and it led to a discussion about the English language.
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Hey is jewelry mis-spelled or the British version? “He is now Chairman of a jewellery wholesaler”
Apart from enjoying his music for nigh on 50 years I have been so impressed with Neil Young’s environmental work and contribution to ‘Farm Aid’ over many years that one day recently I was inspired to write;
“If we lose our language skills will we lose the ability to communicate with one another which will then lead to a breakdown in Society?”
The wonders of modern technology
In the last 20 years the internet has developed to such a degree that bricks and mortar reference libraries have virtually passed their sell-by date and become obsolete. Wherever you are in the world you have information on tap via Google search and that is one of the greatest inventions and benefits of modern technology imaginable.
We have mobile telephone contact from virtually anywhere to anywhere. No more scrabbling around to find a public phone box in a thunder storm when your car has broken down.
Short of making you a cappuccino your PC can take the drudgery out of the mundane if you invest time in learning how to harness its power. Then you can use the time saved to advance your career, education, business and life at a faster pace. Alternatively, as many do, you can use the time saving to laze or extend your leisure activities. The choice is yours. Continue reading Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?→
Bangkok at night, view from State Tower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Junta to establish reconciliation centres of learning
In the interests of National harmony Thailand’s Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC) is setting up reform centres across the Country in an effort to unite the Nation in peaceful co-existence, despite differences of opinion.
Facebook has become a big part of everyday life in such a short time that I am sure most of us will break its rules, unintentionally, from time to time. When we do so I think it is reasonable to expect a little empathy followed by explanation and understanding in the form of a friendly rebuke. I was rather disappointed at Facebook’s impersonal and rather heavy-handed approach to a purely accidental infringement on my part recently. I was handed a 7 day block, followed up a few days later with another 14 day block (the reason for the second 14 days, I know not) from sending friend requests because I invited some of a Facebook’s friend’s friends, whom I didn’t know but, like me, are writers. Interestingly enough about 80% accepted my invitation without hesitation. So clearly they were happy to befriend me. That does not exonerate me from my misdemeanour of course. Continue reading How to cross Facebook at your peril→