Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

I am totally in love with the Sicilian group, Il Volo. The truth is I love anything Italian but these voices are magnificent, individually unique and yet they blend perfectly. You will find I will choose Il Volo often because of the emotion they are able to express so beautifully. Someone suggested I translate the…… Continue reading Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

Dreaming (dedicated to The Watcher)

I have just finished a term working with students on the subject of dreams, and the way dreams have been perceived for centuries. Alas, I am no wiser. It appears that dreams have always featured as something to fascinate the religious, the scientifically minded and those obsessed with the paranormal world. There is an attraction…… Continue reading Dreaming (dedicated to The Watcher)

Romans Like Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius With all the thinking I have been putting into the last few posts I’ve come to the slow realisation that I have actually managed to inspire…… Continue reading Romans Like Aurelius

Modesty, the 5% golden rule (and the 3 Cs)

This is the third and last post in my consistency, confidence and celebration series. I am a complete technological failure. I know I have said this previously and considering the fact I do have social media and run a blog and have a website you probably think I exaggerate.  Trust me I don’t. What I…… Continue reading Modesty, the 5% golden rule (and the 3 Cs)

A song can capture the mood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Pj6gEIbMU&list=RDe7Pj6gEIbMU As much as I like blogging there are times when music can say so much more with so much excitement for the soul and joy for the ears, and pleasure for the eyes. YouTube is a treasure trove. A rumba began its slow siren song. The purer beat, rich in melody, was a welcome…… Continue reading A song can capture the mood

Accomplishment and Confidence celebrate their forever (too many years to count) anniversary.

To accomplish anything, you need confidence. Confidence comes with self-awareness. Simple, you say? You wish, I answer. It is hard enough to be that honest with others; it’s even harder with yourself. Christopher D Connors says that a “major component of confidence is the value you place on yourself. Confidence is about the faith you…… Continue reading Accomplishment and Confidence celebrate their forever (too many years to count) anniversary.

The consistency Equation

Not so long ago I attended a function. As often happens at this sort of event we had speakers. One in particular impressed me because the discussion was along the lines of something I have been thinking a lot about lately. I mean I have been having some deep and meaningfuls with the person in…… Continue reading The consistency Equation