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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...

Anti-Social Media

I learned two new terms last week. The first was ‘clickavist’ and it is mildly humorous. The second was, ‘unteachables’ and it isn’t. Back in the...

Don’t Knock It

I bought myself a gift last week- A brand new archery bow. It’s my second one. I’ve had a fibre-glass recurve with removeable wings for...

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...