On this 14th day of June 2014 I was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I ate well, plentiful, and often. The following thoughts, plucked from my Dictaphone... Travelling in Pittsburgh my mind turns to how we use words, and how this directs our actions. In doing this I find myself in the very bizarre situation of... Continue Reading →


On this day 23 May 2014... I was making my way to give a talk  in Washington D.C. I stop to photograph a billboard in front of the building that is my destination. It reads, Make no little plans. This immediately strikes me as a good idea, but only after my talk, as I stroll... Continue Reading →

Richmond Virginia

This week, one year ago, was a one of quiet reflection and big decisions. It was a small break from finding my way about strange cities, from negotiating other peoples rush hours, from giving talks at 07H30 and 12H00 almost every day for the past three weeks, from daily getting my head around new -... Continue Reading →

Boiling Spring

It was April 24th  2014 just outside Charlotte, in North Carolina, while taking a walk by a river - a never before heard voice in my head declared “You could be running.” “Are you kidding me? I don’t run, it’s not dignified!” my rational self replied. “You haven’t done any exercise for a long time, and... Continue Reading →

Christopher Newport University,

The week of 11-18 April was busy, both in 2014 and 2015 April 11th 2014, my 52nd birthday saw me up and about at 05h00 to be on-time and ready to give a 07h30 breakfast talk at the Christopher Newport University. This would the 62nd   time I had  given the same talk. Giving the talk... Continue Reading →

Virginia USA

On 5 April 2014 in Virginia USA - Spring had finally arrived to dress the trees in delicate pink and vivid green, and about time too... While on 5 April 2015 here on the southern tip of Africa - Autumn has come, bringing with it it dramatic bouquets of Proteas and rain. The cycle of life... Continue Reading →


On this day in 2014 I gave a talk in a small town called Powhatan. That is all I know... On this day in 2015 I am researching the evolution of the creative mind, and in doing so stumbled on the official Lascaux website. My Easter gift to you is an incredible interactive experience, which is... Continue Reading →

Martha Washington

26 March 2014  was a historic day. It was the day I met Martha Washington... Stepping into the Cedar Knoll Inn, overlooking the Potomac River, to set up for the evening’s talk, curiosity caused me to peer into the historic dining room. As my eyes skimmed over the dark wood and antiques, I noticed a twinkly little round... Continue Reading →

University of Virginia

20 March  2014 was a good day Rising before the sun, I set off to Nelson County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. there I gave a talk about honor, kindness, tolerance and self-control , which inspired the audience members to introduce me to Kia Sher. Drawing strength from immense personal tragedy Kia... Continue Reading →


6 March 2014 Once again, our travels take us deep into the foothills of southern Virginia. I really wanted to be much further north by now, but the weather keeps pushing me south. The scenery bespeaks my mood. The speaking venue this morning is in Martinsville, in the Virginia Museum for Natural History. The town... Continue Reading →

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