There is nothing worse than living your life in the past. Regrets and grudges come straight out of the enemy’s play book and the only person that ever suffers is you. A few years ago I had a bitter argument with a friend over a business transaction that basically endedContinue Reading

I have to confess to being a lousy car owner. I’m one of those people that tend to fix things when they go wrong rather than keeping an eye on issues that may be starting to develop. The result is almost always a broken down car. You’d think I wouldContinue Reading

How does a bird know when to fly when the air is cool in the autumn sky… I wrote that line for a song some years ago. The song was actually called ‘Signs’. The song was full of those type of lines, examining why things happen. The song was neverContinue Reading

Where would we be if we didn’t have hope in our lives? Imagine soldiers going into a warzone without the hope of a peaceful outcome. Recent thoughts brought me to the anniversary of the Somme a few years ago. I thought about what was going through the minds of theContinue Reading

I do enjoy indulging myself in the music world which, in our town, is quite a cut-throat world of who is the best, who plays the guitar the best, who sings the best, who makes the most money. Amazingly, one question that never seems to come up is, who enjoysContinue Reading

Of all the subjects I like talking about this has got to be one of my favourites, music and song. And why not? music can be a truly spiritual experience and song lyrics and music can touch our hearts in so many ways. But before I get in to theContinue Reading

I would like to use this month’s reflection as a kind of inspirational chat to you all. Being an old soldier, I find it hard to drop certain habits and my learned disciplines. One of these I have tried to live my life by, quite simply put, ‘Do the maximumContinue Reading

Isn’t it funny how life gets in the way at times, believe me, you are reading this from somebody who is constantly getting sucked up in the great vacuum of life. These days, I have so many responsibilities, (of my own making, I must add) My days are a constantContinue Reading