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The Christmas lights have come down. The choruses of Auld Lang Syne have faded. We’ve dragged ourselves back to work. And for all the hopes and promises of the new year, the post-holiday blues have settled in like a cold, dark winter’s night. The third Monday in January, in fact, has been called Blue Monday, […]more
For nearly four centuries, the phrase ‘the writing is on the wall’ has been used in English to indicate that clear signs of something unfortunate or disastrous have appeared. One of the earliest instances of its use comes from a 1638 text by a Captain L. Brinckmair, which tries to show that reports from across […]more