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A Little Knowledge

A doctor friend once told me to go home, put my feet up and have one small glass of whisky. That’s a pretty good example...

Looking Ahead

Golf is an extremely popular pastime but,so far, I have managed to resist its charms. I’m worried that may be about to change. Not that I...

Growth Opportunities

My mother died last week. She broke her hip in January so she had been in pain for a month but her death was not...

Seeing Exceptions

I took a book from a used bookstorewithout paying for it. No, I didn’t steal it. The book seller had gone home for the day and...

Room for Doubt

“There are only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant… and the Dutch.” That’s a quote from actor Michael Kane when...

Accidental Meditation

I like to do one thing at a time. That way I can give the chore or the hobby or whatever my full attention. That...

Golden Christmas Wish

Most of us enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit. I suspect that has more to do with exchanging gifts, taking time off work and getting...

Christmas Spirit Revisited

Once upon a time, I was a big fan of Christmas. Or maybe I should say twice upon a time. The first was when I...

Taking Charge

How do you stop an elephant from charging? You take away his credit card. Have you heard that one before? Me too, but I couldn’t help laughing...

Wealth of Skill

There are cars out there that park themselves. I find that disturbing. One reason is because they are bloody expensive. They cost about P100,000 more than models...

Majority Rule

If I lived in a true democracy, I might be in the market for a new copy of Zen in the Art of Archery. That’s...

Cleaning House

Things, things and more things. Most of us love to acquire things. That’s probably good for the economy but I don’t think it is very good...

Good Timing

It is a very good idea for us to have some control over our own lives, but that doesn’t mean it is a bad...

Disappearing Spoon

Education is no joke… but that doesn’t mean some of the things we learn can’t be used for a laugh. Take the disappearing spoon for...

Rest and Relaxation

Sometimes it is easier to keep on working than it is to relax. Do you ever feel that way? Magazine and TV adverts keep telling us...

Getting the Picture

A picture is worth a thousand words. There was a time when I really hated that phrase. That was back when I tried to make a...

What a Coincidence

This world is an amazing place. Some of the things that actually happen are stranger than anything we could make up. Sure, not all of those...

Low-tech Alternative

I think I am becoming addicted to technology. Many people these days would not see that as a problem, but I can also be a...

Do it Yourself

As soon as I finish this column I plan to relax in the yard and watch the lawn grow. That probably sounds strange or possibly...

Vision and Discipline

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment. Pain and discipline often overlap but...

Simple Pleasures

Goals are useful… and they can also be a bit of fun. They provide a focus for our energy, they keep us going through hard...

A Laughing Matter

Two hunters are out in the bush when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed so...

Winning Is the name of the game.

Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser. Winning isn’t the main thing, it is the only thing. I could go on, but...

Plans for the Future

Sometimes life can be easy and things just take care of themselves… but most of the time, it doesn’t work that way. That’s why it...

Seeking Satisfaction

My first impression of Africa was a bit scary. That may have been because the expatriate businessman I stayed with when I arrived on the...

Faulty Information

I used to be an information addict, but these days I rarely read newspapers or turn on the news. Maybe I’m just getting old but...

Attention Grabber

I haven’t been especially productive during the past few weeks… and I suspect other sports addicts who try to work from home might be...

Football Focus

A football supporter enters a raffle and wins his dream prize, a ticket to the English FA Cup Final. Unfortunately, when he gets to the...

The Hard Way

Work is a four-letter word. But then again, some four-letter can be quite good. That thought came to me this morning while I was slashing the...

Social Animals

A lawyer parked his BMW at the side of the road and opened the door. As he climbed out, a car sped around the corner...

Shit Happens

We are always going to have problems. Believe it or not I think that is a good thing because without them, life would become incredibly...

Leicester Lessons

Football is just a game but sometimes games can teach us things that apply to our everyday lives. I think that is the case with...

Mind Your Own Business

Modern Mindful Methods I miss running. That’s odd because back when I did that kind of thing it was mainly to keep fit for other sports...

More From Less

Sometimes we get more out of life by doing less. A landscape gardener I know learned that lesson recently when she injured her Achilles tendon...

Mind Your Own Business

Environmental Awareness A factory worker tells a fellow employee, “This is so boring, I’ve got to get the rest of the day off." The man asks,...

Cheap and Nasty

I am just doing my job. That line can really get on my nerves… especially when it comes from someone who is paid to keep...

Good Friday Focus

  Good things often come out of bad situations. That thought came to me when I looked at the calendar and noticed this issue of The...

Good Friday Focus

Good things often come out of bad situations. That thought came to me when I looked at the calendar and noticed this issue of The...

Beginner’s Mind

  If you can talk you can sing; if you can walk you can dance. That African saying is well known around the world but for...

Personal Best

  Riding a bike is no laughing matter. Well, at least it isn’t for some people. That’s fine for pros like Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot who is pictured...