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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. Saturday. I had sent the paper down the line of my [...]

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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