It is true that failure and losing are essential parts of success and winning. I look with awe at a friend of mine who has just competed in a major Motor Racing series. Now it is only his second season in such a huge competition but yet, at the finalContinue Reading

Probably the strongest emotion we possess is love. It defines who we are as humans and provides the foundation for everything that we do. It’s power can blow us away, it’s very infectious and no matter how much of it we give away we always have it in abundance. ItContinue Reading

For servicemen, having faith is a natural and daily occurrence. They have faith in their comrades that they watch their backs and that they do their job to the best of their ability. They have faith in the equipment they use that it will perform correctly. They have faith inContinue Reading

Stones… I remember, as a child, scrambling over the prehistoric cliffs of Highcliffe-on-sea on the south coast. The cliffs were forever crumbling that would unearth thousands of fossils of tiny shell fish and animals. My friend and I would spend hours searching through the clay and mud in the hopeContinue Reading

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