New for 2020 – Podcasts!
From January 2020 I’m recording each post as a podcast, in addition to the written version which you can continue to read as usual. I’m also gradually adding selected posts from the archive (going back to 2009) as podcasts. Click here or on the Podcasts tab in the navigation bar.
This blogThis blog is called A Few Kind Words because the word kindness originally meant being kin, or kindred, or of the same kind. And since we are all humankind, we should remember to be kinder to one another when we communicate. The alternative is to be unkind, to use language which fails to connect or even alienates. The choice isn't hard.
- RT @Fendweller: @JamieJauncey @DarkAngelsWrite Lovely piece Jamie, if I may say so. 41 minutes ago
- Celebrating a great moment for @DarkAngelsWrite as @SusannahJHart wins the National Poetry Competition afewkindwords.me/2020/04/03/goo… 5 hours ago
- RT @ThereseKieran: @JamieJauncey speaks well of @SusannahJHart's spectacular #NationalPoetryPrize win & the importance of poetry right now… 1 day ago
- RT @JNSim: Good news from the front line afewkindwords.me/2020/04/03/goo… via @JamieJauncey This is a lovely post to read on a lockdown morning 1 day ago
- ‘We crave poems like secular prayers, a source of comfort in these days of crisis.’ Today’s post at afewkindwords.me 1 day ago
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I have to write a document that will help a community of monks make public its case for support. The community needs money for its buildings and for its members’ work as teachers, priests, missionaries and providers of physical and … Continue reading
Why did Nick Clegg ‘win’ last night’s prime ministerial debate? It may be an over-simplification to say it was because he sounded more human and believable than the other two, though that, I’m sure, was the essence of it. Of … Continue reading
While we continue to pay daily tribute to International PEN’s 50 imprisoned writers through 26:50, I find myself constantly trying to imagine how they managed to write; where they found and concealed their materials, how they avoided the scrutiny of … Continue reading
A friend sent me an article from a recent edition of the Harvard Journal of Management, not my normal bedtime reading. It reports how a group of scholars and business leaders came together to consider the great challenges involved in … Continue reading
If you’ve never been there, Llandudno is a charming, and at this time of year extremely bracing, Victorian seaside town on the north coast of Wales. It’s also home to Venue Cymru, the national conference centre of North Wales. We … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning early I’m leaving for Geneva to see my 18 year-old son who’s working for the winter season at a French ski resort. I won’t pretend that I don’t envy him. Last time I flew to Geneva I was … Continue reading