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Working to Live

When does a person decide to become an accountant? When he realizes he doesn't have enough personality to succeed as an undertaker. I had a hard...

CHASING DREAMS

Some people live to eat; others simply eat to live. In other words, food can be such a passion for some people that finding, buying,...

Love or Money

There are two very different way to decide what you want to do for a living. The first is to find something that you love...

Head Games

“Winning is everything.”   That seems to be a common belief these days.   You hear it all the time when football matches and strategies are discussed, but...

Facing the Music

Okay, so maybe there are times when honesty is not the best policy. I have to admit most of our best films, novels, TV series...

Team Work

Sometimes the result doesn't matter. Last week, the San Marino football team got stuffed in a World Cup qualifier by an England team ranked more than 200...

Food for Thought

Some things don’t change. For example, I loved the first pizza I ever ate and I still love the cheesy Italian staple just as much...

Job Satisfaction

I’m one week late. Last Friday, March 8th was International Women’s Day so I really should have said lots of nice things about women and...

CONSUMER’S VOICE 08.03.13

A BAD REB The Devil tells a sales rep, "I can make you richer, more famous, and more successful than any salesman alive. In fact,...

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS

‘Do as I say, not as I do.’ That might be one of the most significant sayings I’ve ever heard. It’s not that I think it...

Creatures of Habit

A while back I wrote a column about going to my first yoga class over here in England. It was supposed to be a bit...

Negative Thinking

Positive thinking is over-rated. Okay, usually it is quite a good thing, but that doesn't necessarily mean negative thinking is bad. Sports such as football and boxing provide...

Getting it Right

Things constantly change… but sometimes, they don’t change very much. Last week I told you that as soon as I finished my column I was...

GETTING STARTED

As soon as I get this week’s column out of the way I’m going to get stuck into my latest home improvement project. I’m really...

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Three men die in a car accident on Christmas Eve and they all find themselves at the Pearly Gates waiting to enter heaven.  To...

PRESS WARNING

What’s the matter, don’t you trust me? Anytime I hear words to that effect the alarm bells start to ring. Trust can be a wonderful thing...

SELLING SAND TO THE SAN

A few years back I took a course to learn how to breathe. Sounds pretty silly doesn’t it? I mean, I wouldn’t blame you if you...

BLOWN OFF COURSE

I was having a lot of trouble sleeping a few weeks ago. TheUSpresidential elections hadn’t taken place yet and I was trying to decide what...

GIVE AND TAKE

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach… teach Phys. Ed. Yeah, I know, I’ve used that saying before, but I think...

BEGINNERS BLUES

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. That saying is often used in connection with people who think they are experts just because they...

MARKETING GONE MAD

New York City has cleaned up its act in recent years, but in some ways I think it is now scarier than it used...

The Art of Waiting

I never thought I would say this, but I almost miss queuing to buy a stamp in the Francistown Post Office.  I’m a white guy. You...

A Perfect World

I read a book recently that claims all human beings are connected to each other through something called ‘the divine matrix’. That term is also...

OPPORTUNITY COST

When I was at university I took a class in business administration. No kidding, I really did; and while I may not have devoted all...

LOST AND FOUND

I thought I might write a mediocre column this week. The piece was going to be about getting kind of good at lots of things...

Beyond Our Control

Life came to a standstill for four hours last week when an accident closed the highway I was on, but not too many of...

LONDON OLYMPIC LESSONS

Some kids made fun of my American accent last Sunday morning while I was lying in a tent in Wales. They were locals who evidently...

JOINING THE GAMES

Human beings can do amazing things. Little girls flying 10 metres into the air off trampolines and executing triple flips with a few twists thrown...

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

I am irritated… but I’m also happy; and the reason I’m happy is because I’m irritated. I’ll try to explain. If you read last week’s column,...

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

The games get rolling in London today so I’ve decided to embrace the Olympic spirit; the old one, that is. The new spirit is out...

FOCUS ON THE ROAD

This column almost crashed while it was still at the starting line. Before going for that positive headline, my first effort was the very negative:...

The Meaning of Life

I’ve always wanted to write that headline, and since I couldn’t think of anything else to talk about… Now I freely admit that my only...

MORE THAN WINNING

We may be missing the point. That bummer of a lead is probably the result of watching too many sporting events on TV.  In the...

COMFORT ZONE EXIT

In case you missed the joke I used at the top of last week’s column, here it is again: “My wife drives like lightning.” …...

HUMBLE PIE

1st man, “My wife drives like lightning.” 2nd man,” You mean fast?” 1st man, “No, she hits trees.” Despite that lead, I strongly believe driving is no...

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

I just want to be happy. I just want you to be happy. I don’t care what my kids do with their lives; I just want...

THE FEAR OF FLYING

I think security concerns have become a bit of a joke – especially at airports. Actually, I think they are a big and not very...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Natural resources are a terrible thing to waste; that’s why a bunch of big-wigs came to Gaborone last week to talk about sustainable development...

SILLY MONEY AND THE BIG-D

Let’s talk money. No, I don’t want to look at the stock market or any other investment options; today I want to talk about silly...

AN HONEST LIVING

Not everyone in Botswana is lining up for my job. I know this because an adventure writer friend of mine is one of them… who...