The legacy years

Eventually, we all arrive at the “legacy years” and start asking ourselves “what the Hell was that all about? And…

2 years ago

Lost dog found.

Vancouver Island lies just off the west coast of Canada between Seattle and Vancouver. But close proximity to a pair…

6 years ago

The ISIS Solution

Problems we haven’t had before call for solutions we haven’t thought of before. Fact number one: most in the Middle…

7 years ago

If I could turn back time

It’s amazing the importance we attach to our existence on planet earth. Especially when in the grand scheme of things,…

7 years ago

Be yourself.

Unless you suck. Nothing frustrates more than hearing someone go on and on about how they ‘just want to be…

7 years ago

Pig Story.

I used to live in Hawaii. On Oahu, at the height of the Vietnam war. Weekends I would drive up…

7 years ago

Roeg against the machine.

Over time, I’ve become more and more immersed in the films of British Director Nicolas Roeg. I’m in good company…

7 years ago

Oh, Shit.

Before we can accept that shit happens, we should understand what shit is.  In essence, shit is the unexpected. More…

7 years ago

Shooting for Gold.

They should start calling them the GoPro Olympics. The little camera-that-can is changing sport; raising the bar, levelling the field…

7 years ago

It must have been the homework

My dog died. Like a Honda, there was nothing terribly dramatic in his passing. He just slowed down and then…

7 years ago

The great CNN conspiracy.

I’m not a fan of conspiracy theories. Get over it, I say. It is what it is. What you see…

8 years ago

When living legends die.

Even living legends die. When they do we say ‘there’ll never be another’ but often there’s at least a reasonable…

8 years ago

Defying Gravity.

I went to see ‘Gravity’ last night and before too many rave reviews skewed my judgment. My comments are influenced…

8 years ago

One thing at a time.

The proliferation of ways we have to communicate with each other is having some sad side effects. The first being…

8 years ago

Elephant.

I thought my father was a genius. But I was just a kid. He had all these great ideas that…

8 years ago

Suitable live-aboard.

I first came across the term ‘suitable live-aboard’ in the classified section of a sailing magazine. I guessed that a…

8 years ago

America’s Coup.

September 23, 2013. Perhaps today we’ll know who will capture yachting’s most coveted prize, America’s Cup. Will it land in…

8 years ago