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Great Expectations

At the end of his job interview,a young engineer was asked how much he was expecting to be paid. "I am looking for a salary...

One Note at a Time

Some people live to work. Others work to live. That well known saying implies we have only twochoices. Either wefind something we love and try to earn...

Flexibility: it’s handy for yoga… and battle

I spent a month in Wolverhampton last week. Well, that’s the way it felt anyway. My visit, in fact, onlylasted eight hours, but the reason it...

Ignoring the Facts

ROAD-RAGE: often wrong, always ugly Driving brings out the worst in people. Is that a bit over the top? Yeah, I suppose it is. What I really think...

Basic Beauty

I think luxury is overrated. Many of you probably don’t hold the same opinion. That’s okay, but I’m going to use this space to try to...

Driving Backwards

Fortunately, I like to ride my bike. I say that because my car has just gone into the garage to have some work done on...

Let it be

I stood by and watched, last week, as a dishonest merchant ripped off my friend. That is not how I would normally want to behave,...

Bending the Rules

I love it when my opponents cheat. I’m talking sports here, and please don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying I think it is okay...

Silly Money

I’m confused. Aren’t the people who save lives and treat illnesses, and the ones who teach our children more valuable than showmen? I suspect most of...

Quiet Pleasures

I’ve tackled some urgent work lately. That’s what I thought while I was doing it, anyway. I sorted paperwork, I replaced the timing belt in my...

Winners and Losers

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. That quote is quite popular. The hard-nosed American baseball player who said it, however, wasn’t....

Thanksgiving & Black Friday

A man asks his wife what she wants for Christmas. She replies, "Nothing would make me happier than a diamond necklace.” So, he buys her nothing. Talk...

Primary Needs

My friend and his 12-year-old son got kicked out of their home last week. They’ve been having a rough time for a while,but being on...

Women’s World

If I were running an office, I would employ women. Yeah, I know, a lot of men would say the same thing, but my reason...

Looking at Ourselves

A funny thing happened at yoga last week. Okay, funny things happen every week; but this didn’t have anything to do with poses, posers, chants...

Jumping to Conclusions

Things are not always as they seem. Let’s take that rhino as an example. He looks dangerous, doesn’t he? That’s two tons of muscle and horn...

Soap Operas, Bugs And Social Media

I used to hate soap operas. You know, those TV series that try to getviewersto care about their characters by making a meal of their...

We’ll Make It Fit

The first thing I saw when I entered the kitchen this morning was one third of last night’s lasagne. It was on the counter in...

Lady Gaga and the Karate Kid

Happiness cannot be bought. It can’t be taken by force either. Those facts were reinforced last week when I read an article about a mega-rich singer...

Role Models vs Fashion Models

Uniforms can be good. For example, if we were to take our children to a circus, we would want them to recognise the clowns.If they...

Rest and Relaxation

Hard work is a key ingredient for success. 2017 French Open and US Open tennis champion Rafael Nadal is an excellent example of that. So is...

One Step Too Far

No, that creature pictured above is not a red scorpion. It’s a lobster. As a matter of fact, it is a very dead northern hemisphere lobster;...

Just Enough of A Bad Thing

We can get too much of a good thing. I heard a story recently from a heavy metal drummer whose band had just returned from...

Taking Responsibility

Travelisa great way to open our minds so we can see different ways of doing things. It also provides topics for this column. I say that...

Taking Our Time

Timing is everything. I’ve heard that saying over and over from skilled musicians as I’ve struggled to learn the guitar. They are usually talking about playing...

Technical Training

Technology is a double-edged sword but some of it has improved my life so much that I wouldn’t want to be without it. Most of...

Helping Ourselves

I got very irritated last week while I was driving. Nothing new there except this time I was upset with myself. I didn’t break the law...

The Hard Way

Sometimes things are supposed to be difficult. For me, keeping fit has been a good example of that. Ihave always enjoyed playing sports, so for most...

How Much is Enough?

Money can be a very serious subjectbut it can also border on the ridiculous, especially when it features on the back pages. I’ve seen a...

Shower Washer Blues

I got up this morning, da-da-da…da-da And went to the loo, da-da-da…da-da The shower was dripping, da-da-da…da-da There was nothingI could do… I got the, ‘shower tap...

Mono Tasking

Thinking too much can cause problems. Especially when our thoughts are not focused on what we are doing. The world can be a busy place so...

In Tents Experience

Some mistakes can be blessings in disguise. I kind of feel that way about the tent I bought the first summer I lived in England. Things...

For the Record

I’ve never tried to hide a tree but I am convinced the best place to do that would be in a forest. I say that...

Family Business

Some jobs don’t get the credit they deserve. Secretaries, receptionists and other support jobs come to mind… and many of you may be thinking whatever...

Spoiled for Choice

Clothing is important. So is food. So are many of the other things we buy. All the same, I do not like to shop… and I...

Problems and Solutions

Bad news is good news. I learned that saying when I started playing the newspaper game. It refers to the fact that disaster and crime articles...

Call of Nature

Technology can be a life-saver… but it can also be dangerous. These thoughts came to me recently while I was lying on my back in...

Matter of Opinion

Eve is in the Garden of Eden but she is not happy. “God,” she says, “It is beautiful here but I’m lonely and I’m sick...

Listing Priorities

If we work out, shut up and make lots of lists we will find success. I’m not sure that formula works, but my sister swears...

Trying Not to Fart

We wouldn’t worry about what others think about us if we realised how rarely they do. As that picture clearly shows, there are exceptions to...