Category Archives: Everyday life

A Rock And A Hard Place

If you’ve ever experienced a “Presque-Vu”, and you probably have but without the fancy name, you’ll know the frustrating feeling you get when you’ve had a flash and found the response to a problem… you had it all the time, … Continue reading

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The Road Goes On: A Tale of Tolerance

Now that “flygskam” is a thing how can someone with sufficient social media “savvy” display a profile, during a pandemic, that openly declares their love of travelling? How can I proclaim having travelled to 36 countries, visiting approximately 140 cities … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Died

How time flies when you’re so preoccupied with balancing working from home with staycationing, self-isolating, making sour dough bread or simply wasting time reacting to some “rabbit-hole” article you disagree with on social media. An umpteenth article about pandemic induced … Continue reading

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Triggering Associations

The trigger happened one night as I was watching Raymond Reddington enthuse over a glass of Romanée-Conti in an episode of “The Blacklist“. The name rang a bell and got me trying to remember where the Romanée-Conti Reddington spoke of … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with Mount Everest

Recognizing that we may not all become generals, CEO of a big High Tech enterprise (people with a singular mindset to begin with), or Junko Tabei doesn’t mean life is necessarily destined to be a failure. On the contrary, it’s … Continue reading

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Wish I could fly like… (Superman)

It’s true. When you settle down for the night and let the brain run free and process whatever tensions or issues the frontal lobe function had been suppressing during the day a portal opens up into the psyche. What follows … Continue reading

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The Opportunist and the Food Truck

So there I was standing next in line, in a queue of two, at the coffee machine at work explaining to a colleague what a Cornish Pasty was and where it came from when a guy comes up and, without … Continue reading

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Social Media Detoxification, The Alfred E. Neuman Way

It’s been a while but here’s one for the new year… A few weeks into a new year, and a new decade, and there I was congratulating myself for having managed to avoid reading anything resembling a retrospective or a … Continue reading

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Projections and Fireclowns

“Pondering on the state of the multiverse… I’m a wanderer on a path of my choosing, albeit full of twists, forks and turns. I like to consider my fate my own but in reality, I’m forced to recognize that if … Continue reading

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Air Travel: Chasing Elusive Miles… and Smiles

On a recent flight back from the States I half-heartedly listened to the Delta captain as we approached Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, half-heartedly because like most frequent flyers I’d heard it before and was busy stuffing things into my … Continue reading

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