Oct 8, 2020

Crows

Crows

Someone asked me what I write about in my journal. Here's an example. (Contains swearage)

Oct 1, 2020

Cows | A Poem

Cows | A Poem

Yesterday the cows in our 'back garden' were taken away. Now the field is empty. These cows became a welcome distraction to a lot of people in my wee village. They arrived right

Aug 31, 2020

Filters

Filters

“You’re too close to your staff.” Those were the words from my boss back in 2011. His observation was that I was too friendly to the people I managed. I let my

Aug 13, 2020

Six Years

Six Years

6 years ago today I made one of the smartest decisons of my life. I asked for help. Back then, I was at the lowest point in my life. Today, I'm at my highest. This is an abridged and edited version of a talk I gave back in 2016. Thanks to everyone who has been part of my journey.

Aug 11, 2020

Settling

Settling

Never settle. Sometimes it’s stated. Other times it’s implied. The principle goes that if you run your own business, you should never settle. The pursuit of more must be in your

Aug 9, 2020

The Mind Reader

The Mind Reader

By the second date, I knew. I also knew that I wanted to share the words. I wanted to proclaim it to the World. But first, I needed to inform Gill. That was

Aug 7, 2020

Beating

Beating

In early 2004 part of my weekly routine was a drive to Leith in Edinburgh. Each Monday morning I’d battle my way through the rush hour traffic to get to the offices

Aug 6, 2020

Stacker

Stacker

“Let me see your timetable.” I said no. That’s when things went downhill. It had started the day before. If you recall your own High School days, you’ll remember that the

Aug 5, 2020

Cowboy

Cowboy

It was always exciting to see what car he’d be driving. Dad worked at Saint Roques Automobiles, a car dealership on Ward Road in Dundee. He’d come home for lunch and

Aug 4, 2020

Bullied

Bullied

When my kids were young, I had a conversation about bullying. It was the classic parental talk about not bullying. A plain, simple language explanation of why I’d be disappointed if they