November 20, 2019

Hang on, just one. Start with just one.

Well, I’ve got a problem too. Nothing too major. If it wasn’t this problem, I’m sure I would have conjured up another one to keep me company. Something to mull over. Discuss. Decipher. Move away from. Move towards.

After doing...

October 24, 2019

I sense my nervousness as I begin rigging Zephyr. Or is this excitement? After all, nervous and excitement have the same response. When you’re nervous your heart rate goes up, your hands get clammy and you think about the future. When you’re excited your heart rate goe...

September 6, 2019

Often in our society, the pessimists are frowned upon, but historically we needed the pessimists to survive.

Let's say after a few lean years we had a fantastic harvest in our village. Yay! Now, all the optimists want to have a huge feast, eat everything and be happy....

July 30, 2019

Yes, yes this does involve chocolate again. What I want you to do, is substitute the chocolate for that thing you keep doing that you’d rather not be doing. By the way, I know you’re still doing it because we’re all human. Sometimes things can take awhile to change. Wh...

June 20, 2019

Yum some chocolate would really hit the spot right now. Just a little bit. It won’t hurt, I’ve had a really good week. I can smell Anvers chocolate fudge from here. I can already taste how smooth, sweet and rich it is. It’s cold. I want to read my book and eat chocolat...

March 21, 2019

A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to...

January 11, 2019

A pearl is formed when a grain of sand, parasite or some other irritant works its way into an oyster. As a defence mechanism, a layer of fluid is used to coat the irritant. Layer upon layer of this fluid is deposited until a pearl is formed.

Just like an oyster we all...

November 28, 2018

Yes, yes, we all know that Christmas happens each year. To give you a heads up, so do work deadlines, school break ups, good and bad events and blah blah blah. It reminds me of a story I once heard about a professor.

One day, a professor entered his classroom and aske...

October 24, 2018

There were two neighbours. One was a retired school teacher and the other a retired businessman. They were chatting over the fence one day about gardening. They decided that it’d be an interesting experiment to plant the same plants at the same time in both of their ga...

September 20, 2018

(Note: Again this BLOG follows on from last month. Visit to check this out) 

Has anyone heard of an Encore before?
When we were teenagers my parents would take my brothers, sister and I to lots of musicals. At the end every...

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