The legacy years

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

5 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…

9 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…

10 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,…

10 years ago

Be yourself.

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

10 years ago

Pig Story.

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

10 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…

10 years ago

Oh, Shit.

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

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

11 years ago

Defying Gravity.

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

11 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…

11 years ago

Elephant.

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

11 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…

11 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…

11 years ago