A socially awkward scenario

On my way to work this morning I encountered the latest in a long running, and seemingly never ending, series of socially awkward situations. I am not good at socially awkward situations. Socially comfortable situations I excel at; polite, urbane conversation with wryly crafted witticisms, a well executed anecdote, a concentrated ‘listening’ expression. Socially awkward situationsContinue reading “A socially awkward scenario”

How about a little patience?

I, like a lot of people, have been following Brian Cox’s show Wonders of the Universe. And I, like a lot of people, have really enjoyed it. The enthusiasm he has for his subject is infectious and his ability to reduce complex principles into language that the layperson can understand is invaluable. There is, however,Continue reading “How about a little patience?”