July 3, 2020

“In intention, at any rate, the English intelligentsia are Europeanized.
They take their cookery from Paris and their opinions from Moscow. In the
general patriotism of the country they form a sort of island of dissident
thought. England is perhaps the only great count...

June 29, 2020

Given much of the world is experiencing lockdown – a sort of enforced retreat – we need to learn how to be with ourselves, and ideally how to enjoy being with ourselves too. Sounds simple, but for me it certainly wasn’t easy.

I’ve had a head start, though, having starte...

April 30, 2020

So as I’ve probably said before, I’ve now been in Singapore for many years, I think over ten, it’s getting blurry with days right now, so years? No chance. But about a week after I arrived, I’d been invited over to an Aussie mates house, now the Aussie in question, the...

April 30, 2020

One constant that remains through ones school and professional life, is the tendency for bosses or teachers to use inspirational quotes from revered men and women throughout history to inspire.

It is a tactic that by and large, I approve of and enjoy. There are a numb...

April 16, 2020

Originally Printed In The Guardian Friday 2/1/2004.

Michael Howard shared his core beliefs with The Guardian a few months after becoming Leader of The Conservative Party:

"

-I believe it is the duty of every politician to serve the people by removing the obstacles in the...

April 3, 2020

In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
That Piggy had a massive brain.
He worked out sums inside his head,
There was no book he hadn't read.
He knew what made an airplane fly,
He knew how engines worked and why.
He knew...

March 26, 2020

"A nymph, blue in the face, lay by the pond. 

Eyes as white as the see through slip she donned.

Creamy curls flattened against sunken cheeks.

Stiffness in her limbs, brittle bones so weak,

They crunched as I propped her up.

Her entire body reduced to a pulp,

Then I lay her b...

March 5, 2020

Thank you. Thanks very much. Rockers... Jazzers... Samplers... That was a fantastic concert last night. I think both Wayne and myself were just so moved to hear our compositions coming back at us through your ears and abilities. It was dynamite. You don't know how much...

February 29, 2020

There is a sensible rule of thumb for the portly man, a rule that seems to have not been sensibly shared amongst the community.

At a certain stage of weight gain, you have gone into the territory of being too fat to tuck.

Of course there is also another option at thi...

February 23, 2020

Practising Zen, Yoga & Capoeira, I am amazed by some of the similarities, crossovers and linkages – every day I seem to see something new. Yoga complements so many areas of life, so whilst I see more and more people practising Yoga and Capoeira together, or Zen and Yog...

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Bob Marley