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Inheriting a Relic

This is one of a series of Life Junctions posts. Each tells a story from my life that illustrates a wider human issue. This tale concerns trust and security. If you’re interested in writing [...]

Karachi Hotel

This is one of a series of Life Junctions posts. Each tells a story from my life that illustrates a wider human issue. This tale concerns trust and security. If you’re interested in writing [...]

The Thunderclap

This is one of a series of Life Junctions posts. Each tells a story from my life that illustrates a wider human issue. This tale concerns trust and security. If you’re interested in writing [...]

On Meditation

This is one of a series of Life Junctions posts. Each tells a story from my life that illustrates a wider human issue. This tale concerns trust and security. If you’re interested in writing [...]

Show Salute

This is one of a series of Life Junctions posts. Each tells a story from my life that illustrates a wider human issue. This tale concerns trust and security. If you’re interested in writing [...]

The Shellscrape

This is one of a series of Life Junctions posts. Each tells a story from my life that illustrates a wider human issue. This tale concerns trust and security. If you’re interested in writing [...]

Team-building and Bread-making

What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘team-building’? At previous companies, I’ve been whitewater rafting and punting among other things, but it doesn’t have to be strenuous. The aim is [...]

Dulce et decorum erat

When the Major confiscated the Evening Standard that began the end of my career. It was 8am in the Cyprus office where we all worked. Breakfast time. Saturday 23rd September. I had sent the paper [...]

Dancing on Fortress Walls

O the hope and excitement; the anticipation that Saturday. Was there relief as the threat of a nuclear war seemed to recede? Some have since said so. It added to the fresher air we breathed as we [...]

Rush Hour Blackberries

Imagine if your rush-hour commute faded away to a surreal moment picking blackberries. My busy train stopped, reminding me of Edward Thomas’s poem ‘Adlestrop’… For a [...]

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