I read Paul Graham’s essay entitled “Is it worth being wise?” with interest. In a provocative piece he challenges the conventional definitions and interpretations of wisdom and intelligence and invites debate about the apparent divergence between the two concepts. Whilst it’s interesting, he misses the point that both are required here and now to solve … Continue reading Paul Graham and Jeffrey Sachs’ Reith Lectures – an interesting mashup of wisdom and intelligence.
One year ago today, in fact within the hour, at the time of writing, I experienced one of the moments of joy that will never leave me. My youngest daughter Harriet (Hattie) was born at home after a relatively short labour for my wife Sarah. Labour commenced around 4.30pm and the community midwife arrived shortly … Continue reading The joy of a natural birth at home