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Giving Ourselves an Edge

That may seem like a dulllead, but I don’t think it is because it cutsstraight to the point. Well, my first one, anyway. I do a...

The Waiting Game

Doing nothing can be rewarding. Intentionally doing nothing. I’ve been thinking about that quite a bit lately. To be precise, I’ve been trying to be aware of...

Fed Up

Free advice can be like free food. Too much and we get fed up. That’s what happened to me after a steady diet of World Cup...

Finablr invest usd 100m for re-branding

Finablr Company has announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade. This was said by the group...

Tunnel Vision

I think I may have had too much of a good thing. I’m talking football again. Football on tv. As I mentioned last week, toe surgery...

Expecting More

I expect to be watching a great deal of football during the next few weeks. Normally, that would make me feel guilty, but this time...

No Mean Feet

Sometimes you get lucky. That thought has crossed my mind many times. The most recent being when I woke up in the recovery room of an...

Good Neighbours

I love peace and quiet. I also think we should respect our neighbours’ right to those things. That’s why I’ve been working the best floor jack...

Cleaning the Pool

That picture is a warning about what will happen if we keep evolving away from the use of common sense. I found it on a...

The Art of Timing

I am writing this opening sentence at noon on a Thursday, approximately 24 hours before my deadline. Normally, that would have me worried. I like to...

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...