We are packed, ready, and good to go. This evening we fly to Amsterdam, and onward tomorrow to Cape Town. Then it is a whirl of stag parties (ouch!), braais, … Continue reading Good to go
On Thursday the week before last, Rob and I flew to Victoria, on Vancouver Island – for those of you who are less familiar with Canada, a large and elongated … Continue reading On Vancouver Island
Not snow, this morning. Ice. (Snow we haven’t seen in weeks). A thousand needles in the cold wind whipping down the streets. Crystals of ice splintering underfoot. Ice crackling in … Continue reading Ice, not snow
For the past week or so, I have been working on setting up a new business blog, for my consultancy work – please take a good look at it, here, … Continue reading Travel Advisory
Life is what happens, John Lennon said, when you’re busy with something else. I was downstairs in my office, working on my new business blog and website – take a … Continue reading Fire!
Keep Calm and Carry On, I say in this blog – but this is not always easy to do, as Edward Luce makes clear in this unsensational but troubling article … Continue reading Troubling warnings for the US from the 1930s — FT.com
Still twenty good years to look forward to, I promised myself, as the hinge of the door creaked open on sixty. Twenty more good ones, barring the unforeseen and the … Continue reading The Old and the Restless
For a blog that is at least in part about this business of ageing – and so, I guess, also concerned with the question, ‘what makes a good life’ and … Continue reading Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives – The Washington Post
One of the best things that’s happened to me recently is to have been ill for two weeks. If you think that sounds odd, bear with me for a moment. … Continue reading Writer’s Funk
So … winter hasn’t really put in an appearance this year, right? Not like the last two years, when it hung around forever, nasty and vengeful, like Donald Trump gatecrashing … Continue reading Okay, so what’s all that white stuff?
I was referred to this blog this morning, by someone I’d just met, a new professional contact and herself the child of immigrants from Africa. It’s a piece on the … Continue reading The Ambivalent Diaspora: What South African Canadians Think