Smile, you’re on camera

On the walk between my house and the supermarket there is a house with five “Smile, you’re on camera” signs. Five! These signs are very familiar and I usually dismiss the odd one as trivial but five signs got me thinking about the communication going on. Communication is a complex thing. What message is the [...]

Will your organisation survive COVID-19?

When this pandemic is over, will your organisation still have a reason for being? Will all your members come back to meetings or events, or will they have found other ways to fill their needs? Just before the crisis hit, I decided to join a garden club. I’d been to a couple of meetings with [...]

Metaphors We Live By

I discovered this book, “Metaphors We Live By” by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson after an aside by Dr Joan Mulholland during a university lecture sometime in the 1990s – if you’re interested, you might find this book interesting – so I jotted down the name and checked it out in the library.


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The early internet created a new way for support groups and non-profit organisations to reach out to a wider audience, proving information on a website at a fraction of the cost of traditional means. I used to see a lot of these in my days of creating the directory.