Expecting Adam

What do Harvard University, angels and Downs Syndrome babies have in common? These are the three themes of Expecting Adam, one of the best books I suspect I’ll ever read.  Written by Martha Beck this is the true story of a couple of professional Harvard academics whose lives revolve round theses, seminars and keeping up […]

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The Marion Way

Hello.  Anyone there? This is my first posting since moving Wry Vita from my old Typepad account to my Marion Ryan one which I’ve resurrected in recent months and as I’ve not blogged for a week or two, I’m feeling a bit rusty and tongue-tied so forgive me while I find my stride. It’s been […]

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Thought for the Week

"We tend to measure life by too one-sided a standard: its length rather than its greatness; we think more of extending life than of filling it." Founder-President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk (1850-1937)

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Thought for the Week

"The one important thing that I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking oneself seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous." Margot Fonteyn – Ballet dancer

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Finding Happyness

I must admit that if I’d had a babysitter I’d have left Jake at home but I didn’t so he had to come too. I dashed out tonight to see The Pursuit of Happyness.  It was only showing at our local cinema for one night and I didn’t want to miss it.  I didn’t realise […]

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It Don’t Have to Be Bach!

I was just zipping through Bill Ford’s newsletter this morning, very quickly before I started work, honest guv, and I was taken with his passing comment about music.  He says: "If you haven’t heard the song ‘Hallelujah’ done by Jeff Buckley, then you have a treat in store. It is almost a life-changing song. Play […]

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Lawyers of Attraction

Our small Attractors group re-convened on a bridge line this evening for the first time since before Christmas.  In theory this is a group of six or seven of us who want to explore and discuss the principles of the law of attraction with like-minded others.  In practice, there has been a core group of […]

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