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Later In Life

June 17, 2013

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The following truisms arose from some of those who are perhaps not in the first flush of youth (I qualify!): I started out with nothing, and still have most of it. My wild oats are enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. I finally got my head together but now my body is falling apart. It was […]

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Fiftees Food Nostalgia

May 11, 2013

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For those old enough to remember what eating was like in the UK in the 1950’s (and I do!)…. Pasta had not been invented. Curry was an unknown entity. Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet Spices came from the Middle East where we believed that they were used for embalming Herbs were used […]

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A letter to Mr Cameron

August 20, 2011

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Dear Mr. Cameron May I suggest that as a punishment for all these hooligans on our streets you put all the criminals into nursing homes and allow the nursing home residents to go into prison. This way us pensioners would be able to make ends meet,…

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Happy memories of Punch and Judy

May 2, 2011

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Had a great Bank Holiday weekend watching a show about a dysfunctional family, complete with husband and wife battering, child cruelty, and assault on a police officer. We had such fun, and everyone laughed when the baby was thrown out of the wind…

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Flash mob sing La Traviata

August 8, 2010

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On Saturday, April 24th, over 30 members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members from their upcoming production of La Traviata converged on the Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival in Philadephia. Wearing street …

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Don’t give up

August 27, 2008

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For all those poor souls struggling to get their managers to grasp/understand/deploy social media tools in their work environment: It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more danger…

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Schoolyard penis seen from space

February 9, 2007

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They say that the Great Wall of China is the only man made object visible from space. WRONG! Check this out from Guardian Unlimited (look at the grass, left hand side, close to the path).

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The one percent rule

December 19, 2006

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I had ocassion recently to discuss the “1% rule” with a colleague, in relation to contributions to an on-line community of practice. My colleague professed to not having heard about it before. The hypothesis is that if you get a group of 100 peopl…

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