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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. I’m speaking from experience here. Last Sunday...

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...

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

I don’t know about you guys, but I have feasted on a steady diet of top-notch competition during the past two months and I...

An Accident of Birth

I’ve suffered seriously mixed emotions watching the World Cup this past week. On the one hand, I thought it was sad that four of the...

World Cup Justification

I might be out of my mind here, but I think I’ll talk about football for the third week in a row. I mean I...

Blowing Your Own Horn

Normally I’m not one to brag, but if you caught the column I wrote last week before attending the England –USA World Cup football...

World Cup Takeoff… and Letdown

“I remember it well; I saw all the games.  The best players in the world were there scoring the most memorable goals, Drogba, Beckham,...

ADD or IGNORE

I got knocked out and sliced open by a team of doctors for the sixth time in my life last week. It was my...

Taking Out the Rubbish

Sports commentators can sometimes really talk a load of rubbish. I guess that’s understandable since they are paid to keep the words flowing even...

Making the Grade

Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who can’t teach, teach physical education. That mildly humorous saying was quite common 40...

Creating Fear and Making Money

The main growth industries of the 21st century so far seem to be based on fear and mistrust; and I must say I...