Tag interpersonal skills

Rome Burning

I run a charity called “Hyphen-21”. The charity holds and manages funding for a project which publishes bilingual poem-posters. Since the Spring of 2017, this project has been called “Poems for …the wall” (before that it was called “Poems for…). Since it first began in 1997, “Poems for…the wall” has been funded by the UK… Continue reading Rome Burning

Where to Look for Answers ?

Post Brexit, despair floods in, layer by layer ; the lamentable result itself, how it was arrived at, and the background from which the mayhem welled up, now cascading all over us. Any space anywhere for hope ?

In search of hope, where might we expect to look ? To the steppe from whence… Continue reading Where to Look for Answers ?

Poems for United Response

United Response is a registered charity which supports people who have disabilities. It aims to help them fulfill themselves and be less isolated in our community. It seeks to ensure they receive their basic human rights.

In mentioning this particular organisation here, I am not seeking to advertise it at the possible expense of… Continue reading Poems for United Response

Message to Andy

After the May election, I joined the Labour Party. Since then I have been inundated by messages from an extraordinary number of Labour representatives, each passionately keen to get virtually personal with me. These include each of the present Party Leader candidates, as well as candidates for the Deputy Leader, all of whom, of course… Continue reading Message to Andy

I and Thou and Charlie

In the early 1990’s, I wrote a series of poems called “I hyphen Thou”. The poems explored the image of the hyphen and were suggested by a book by the philosopher/theologian Martin Buber called “I and Thou.”

The idea of the hyphen is an old favourite of mine. In fact I run a small… Continue reading I and Thou and Charlie

What are the “Skills of Love” ? Is it worth trying to name them ?

Last December,  I ran an arts evening which needed professional actors to perform a short new play. At the audition stage, one of the candidates wrote to me as follows :  “If only the theatre world was run entirely by social workers and mental health professionals ! I hope I can speak for all of… Continue reading What are the "Skills of Love" ? Is it worth trying to name them ?

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