Pressure Cooker

He walked into the middle of the city square, and there he stopped. The square was busy, it was early Saturday afternoon. He had chosen it specifically because the audience needed to be large. And so he began to shout.Now shouting is one thing, but right at that moment, shouting turned to rambling. There seemed […]

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Optimist Prime

  “Be an Optimist Prime, not a Negatron”, were the words on a Pin that my wife recently pointed out. I love all things movies and comics, so fusing that sentiment with the legendary Hasbro heroes made my day. We can easily discount such a message but we do this to our detriment. I think […]

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Investing Early

And then there were three. You get the news that you’re going to be parents and there is no changing it. No going back. You are instantly and eternally… parents. We often think that we parenthood begins when a child is born, but right now we are nurturing a young life. God is the one […]

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OY! Language

The language that we use or hear is often indicative of our environment. When walking through Tokyo the language all around was unfamiliar and cryptic in the sense that it didn’t register with me and I could not be a part of the conversation. Likewise, in certain environments the language used is unpalatable and can […]

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The Red Lines

The guilt was overwhelming, but the crowd still sniggered and jeered whilst watching and waiting. The ball tipped pen rolled across those forbidden words, the red line scorching and scarring the small square note. As the permanent trench dug itself from left to write it is another sign that it had simply been too tough. […]

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2012 in review

2012 was a good blogging year and there were a few new posts. I plan to increase the output and reach this year, whilst pulling together an idea for a book. In the meantime, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner […]

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Shadowlands

There is a shadow in the corner of the room. The bookcase overhangs slightly so that the light glowing from the lamp is restricted. Blocked. Obstructed. It is where the light cannot shine, it cannot bring clarity or vision. The shadowlands seem to hold their ground. All the most thrilling movies have shadowlands. It is […]

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