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Terror on the Roads

Terrorism doesn’t work. That’s the message we keep getting from the nightly news and from action films and TV shows. But you know what? ...

Head Games

Sometimes you need fast reactions, and sometimes it’s better to not react at all. I haven’t watched a great deal of tennis during the...

Price Tag

It’s not about the money, money, money We don’t need your money, money, money We just want to make the world dance Forget about the price tag… I’ll...

Judgement Day

As the curtain opens on today’s drama, three men are standing at the pearly gates seeking admission to heaven. The first to plea his...

Fashion Statement

A few weeks back I told you right here that I would not be watching the royal wedding. That’s just more proof that you can’t...

The Art of Choking

Here we go again. It’s coming down to the wire in the English Premier League and we’ve got another close race between Manchester United and...

How Much is Enough?

I’d like to tell you about an entrepreneur in England who got filthy rich parking cars. The scheme he employed is highly illegal so I...

Not Too Easy Does it

My television just told me I can now purchase a car that will slow down and stop all by itself to avoid an accident. That...

April Fools Day

I’ve just received an interesting comment from a Voice reader that questions how I can justify poking fun at something that I freely state...

A Word to the Wise

I have a problem. Yeah, yeah, I known what you are thinking, I have lots of problems – and that’s true, but there is...

Women Acting Like Men

Last Friday I did something very odd, well odd at least for me; I went to a yoga class. I enjoy getting together with other...

The Right Side of the Bed

So, what’s your problem; you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning? That corny little question, which I must admit I’ve...

Warding Off the Blues

I’m sitting in front of my mother’s computer at the moment feeling a bit depressed… I’m also feeling pretty silly. I’m depressed because I...

Working Out Your Worries

I’m thinking about joining a leisure centre. I’ve never thought of myself as a leisurely kind of guy so I find this impulse a...

A Thebe Saved

Three accountants and three teachers arranged to travel together to a conference they all wanted to attend. At the train station each accountant bought...

Dog Day Afternoon

If you ever go for a hike with an English dog owner, insist on carrying your own food. If you need to order dog...

Tennis Lessons

Last Sunday morning I bagged trying to come up with something to write about for this column and decided to watch the men’s Australian...

Pros, Cons and Similarities

When the value added tax went up on January first here in Great Britain, it only went up by two-and-a-half percent – not four...

Flaming Feet Fantasy

Take a good look at the picture that accompanies this week’s column. Not only is that woman walking bare-foot across a bed of red-hot...

Rules and Regulations

This may be a couple of weeks late, but all the same, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year; I hope you...

UK Christmas Greetings

What would you like me to give you for Christmas ... a new house, a fancy sports car or maybe just the latest state...

Bottom End Competition

You may have picked up from recent columns that my daughters and I will be basing ourselves in England for the next few years. The...

Running With the Rats

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat. Most people measure their wealth by how...

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

Talk is cheap. Maybe that explains why professional athletes and other entertainers earn so much more than the people we trust to teach our children. Yeah,...

CHOOSING TO BE DIFFERENT

It seems to me there are three types of people in the world: those who fit in with their society’s norms, those who don’t...

THE CONCRETE JUNGLE

I was born in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge in 1957 (that’s what the cars looked like back then) and I spent...

BLOWING IN THE WIND

Last Saturday morning an American friend and I spent several hours trying to liberate my pick-up truck from the three large trees that had...

Bummed-out in Botswana

Some people are never satisfied. As a matter of fact, it seems to me that most people in the developing world – including the...

Sales Pitch Education

Hey bub, want to buy a conservatory? Believe it or not, a little old lady sitting in a booth at the exit of a...

Controlled Anger Option

I am reading a book by a former Nobel Peace Prize winner about how today’s business leaders could benefit from applying basic Buddhist practices...

It’s Not My Fault

Excuses are like ass holes; everyone has one. I’ve always liked that little saying, basically because it sums up the human condition in a...

Taking it Easy

For the past two weeks I’ve been roughing it on the beaches of southern Mozambique far from DSTV, the internet, Mascom and all the...

Debatable Tactics

When I was kid growing up in the United States my parents used to watch a TV programme on Saturday mornings that disturbed me...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

When the tax department decided to audit Grandpa, and summons him to their office
the auditor was not surprised that he showed up with his...

Just Like Everyone Else

For a moment or two I considered entering one of the bicycle races that were held last weekend at the new Tachilla Game Reserve...

One on One with Y-CARE

Wow man, it was like déjà vu all over again. There I was at sunrise on the first morning of the Presidents’ holiday weekend...

Keeping Things in Perspective

A few months back someone told me I needed to get things into perspective…so I went out and bought a telescope. I don’t really think...

KEEPING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

A few months back someone told me I needed to get things into perspective…so I went out and bought a telescope. I don’t really think...

RESTORING AFRICAN HONOUR

All of Africa is basking in the glory of the magnificently successful World Cup tournament that concluded last Sunday in South Africa. Everyone seems to...

RESTORING AFRICAN HONOUR

ALL of Africa is basking in the glory of the magnificently successful World Cup tournament that concluded last Sunday in South Africa. Everyone seems...