Category Archives: Opinion

Where Now For BP?


On 13/02/2020 Energy Voice headlined with BP’s boss hailed for taking oil giant in very different direction as new boss Bernard Looney committed BP to seriously addressing the environmental impact of the use of its products by customers. Luke Parker … Continue reading

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Corona virus (update)


I’ve been posting intermittent updates on this on my FB account https://www.facebook.com/terence.park.583 since mid-Jan. There are different patterns for each nation that this chart does not pick out. In China substitute province for nation. As the epidemic takes hold in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – Ameliorating the Impact on the Public


Managing Social Behaviours It would be possible to write a lengthy tome on reducing the impact of this outbreak. I plan to avoid this but first I must make things absolutely clear, this post is about managing behaviours – in … Continue reading

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Fantasy Lands


The grand-daddy of them all is Tolkien. His masterful generation of new English Myth is gentle, sweeping Continue reading

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New Species of Human – Homo Luzonensis


For the first chapter of my first novel I imagined the Earth 100,000 years ago. It’s rare for those pre-historic times to hit the news and be popularised but the recent announcement that there was evidence of diminutive sized humans … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival (2016) day 7 – Sufi Music


The following has been rewritten from fragments / reconstructed following some difficulties with a Windows 10 upgrade that deleted my profile nearly 2 years back. Rumi and The Wings of Love Be in the world but not of it, so … Continue reading

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An Office Life 10: What’s in a Label?


What is a Label? There are various definitions for a label, for the purposes of Belwoven a label was a bespoke design and weave job lot for customer purchase. Job size could range from 500 labels to half a million. … Continue reading

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Memories of Doris Lessing


While I was trawling my archives for notes I’d made on Sufism in Burnley (in vain so far), an unpolished, unpublished draft post on Doris Lessing came to my attention – I was conscious I hadn’t said all I wanted … Continue reading

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An Office Life 7: Stock Take


When I started at Bell Woven (often contracted to Belwoven) textiles was still a significant employer in Lancashire. Although the writing was on the wall for functional specialisation and careers in it, there were still opportunities for those who looked … Continue reading

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An Office Life 5: Temporary Short Time


Temporary Short Time Working Supplement Who remembers that? In Bell Woven it ran from 1979 to 1982. By that time I’d been in their employment for 3 years. 3 yeas is a lifetime if it’s your first job – apart … Continue reading

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