Don’t let a memory break your heart

Don’t let a memory break your heart The silently flashing alarm signified that I had unwittingly turned the volume of my waker upper down. Thankfully it was still within the bounds of practicable reality to reach work on time. Breathing was returning to normality when I turned the ignition key ten minutes later. With that turn the... Read more »
October 20, 2016

Strike one!

Strike one! Don’t be fooled by the title, this has absolutely nothing to do with baseball, or sports in general for that matter. With some of my colleagues on holiday this week I have enjoyed a return to peacefully reading while I slowly drink my morning coffee. This was my gentle routine... Read more »
October 13, 2016


365 364 days have passed since I was last in this position. Age has never bothered me, I can’t think of a single number that has come and gone that arrived with any dread. 18, 21, 30 and even 40 all passed without any real fuss on my part. I had... Read more »
July 23, 2016

You have got to make it a good day.

You have got to make it a good day. It’s 5:30 am and he is ridiculously cheerful as he passes with a “mornin mate.” He doesn’t need to add the ‘good’ to it because that is his default anyway. I am reading a book at the moment that my wife gave to me. She had been saying that she... Read more »
June 15, 2016

A blissful end.

A blissful end.   There are only perhaps 3 hours of daylight left of this day. Given that is after 7pm that is pretty acceptable. In the balmy Caribbean it would be dark already, that was something of a revelation the first time I visited, it was light and then without much warning... Read more »
June 3, 2016

It’s all about………

It’s all about………   Perched atop the sixth step I have nothing more to add to this day. That isn’t strictly true as it is only mid afternoon, but as far as my contractual obligation is concerned there are 65 minutes to go with no more tasks to be completed. After a weekend... Read more »
May 16, 2016

Foot off the brakes!

Foot off the brakes!   You may remember Baz Luhrmann advising us to “look after your knees because you will miss them when they are gone.” He was quoting from the well known speech to graduating college students. There are many things that we don’t miss until they are gone, among them for me... Read more »
May 8, 2016

Get a grip!!

Get a grip!!   Am I simply depressed, or do I have depression? This is is a thought that has been bouncing around for a couple of weeks in my head. The answer is yes and yes. Only, some days it is no and yes. What do I mean by that? Well to... Read more »
March 20, 2016

What goes up…

What goes up… Some people call me the space cowboy, some call me the…….let’s not finish that, neither is true and it’s just me that calls me the space cowboy. I would love to say that I am rising, phoenix like, from the ashes of a dark couple of days but the truth... Read more »
March 15, 2016

Blesséd are the peacemakers.

Blesséd are the peacemakers.   False peace or real peace. In the office at work there are lots of calendars, when I started working here many years ago there was no shortage of girly calendars on most walls. That has changed dramatically over the years and there are none at all now, fashions and... Read more »
March 1, 2016

Choose your battles

Choose your battles   He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. Sun Tzu In the late summer of 1941 after a resounding rout of large swathes of Northern European the mighty Hitler made a world changing decision. He had proudly stated of Russia that, “if you kicked... Read more »
February 25, 2016

The power of a thought

The power of a thought 9 The great philosopher Decartes famously declared, “I think therefore I am.” Many times throughout our early married life my wife would catch me staring at a mark on the ceiling or some other random thing and inquire what I was thinking about. The answer baffled her completely, I generally... Read more »
February 24, 2016

Sorry, not in service.

Sorry, not in service.   It seems that our public transportation people don’t want us to leave town today before 7am. I mean, I really don’t want to either, but there is a certain requirement within my employment contract that requires me to arrive before seven in order to not be there on a... Read more »
January 27, 2016