B-Town, Simplicity and Authenticity

I’ve been in Berlin now for all of three weeks, so this may well be premature, but this city seems to embody simplicity so much more than London. I’m moderately hard on London in my posts. I wonder whether this is because it was the city I grew up in and, therefore, an expression of … Continue reading B-Town, Simplicity and Authenticity

Simply Getting Used

I’ve been working reasonably hard recently. My body, not used to such unfair punishment, has been complaining. After a day in front of the computer and on the phone, my neck, my back, my throat and my free-spiritedness hurts. Yet after a couple of weeks, I’ve noticed the pain, or perhaps the realisation of the … Continue reading Simply Getting Used

Underdeveloped Development – Simple Mistakes

For over a century the 'mazungu' (or white person) in Africa has been losing his temper with the inefficiency of the African. Even today, I’ve witnessed continual annoyance as things go wrong, or directions aren’t followed, or patience is tested. All too regularly, frustrations are voiced aggressively. On a micro level, this constitutes management – … Continue reading Underdeveloped Development – Simple Mistakes

Clean Up Your Relationships – Inter-Personal Hygiene

No, I’m afraid this post is not about armpit whiffs and sheets-to-sniff – instead I’ve recently been introduced, by my good friend Tara of Wildfitness fame (and a Watamu neighbour), to a process that helps with some therapeutic friend-realignment. You see, we often roam around with people we love. But how often do we tell … Continue reading Clean Up Your Relationships – Inter-Personal Hygiene

Going To Bed Early – The New Rock and Roll

If my 18-year-old self heard my current self’s internal monologue, he’d probably begin lobotimising in earnest. I’m cocooned within a mosquito net, having read another chapter of my book and am ready to sleep. That in itself is not the problem. Books have always been and will always be cool. The problem is it is … Continue reading Going To Bed Early – The New Rock and Roll