NOT MY FLAG

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Patriotism. The pride felt for one’s flag, one’s people, one’s national identity and one’s overriding ideology. It is something that is felt, deeply, even if not on show overtly. At times, however, the love of country can reveal itself in full force. Moments of national victory, be it in sporting or political combat, tops […]

COUNTDOWN TO CLOSURE

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Just a few hours left…… As Washington DC concludes final rehearsals in anticipation of today’s inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, rehearsals of not just events related to the ceremony taking place in front of the nation’s capital, but also events set to take place once President Trump takes […]

IN HONOUR OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRAVELLER

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  December 24th. Work phones and emails are silencing across networks, deep exhales are sounding across the globe. Everywhere, whatever the global coordinates, local sentiments, races & religions, rhymes or reasons of daily life, a hush is setting in. Something soft, something special, is filling the air. Something that unites us all, whatever our religion […]

AIDING OUR BETTER ANGELS

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It was only 3 weeks ago. It is hard to believe it was only 3 weeks ago when so much of the world woke to a shock they will never forget, yet one that so, so many wish that they could. The map was red, undeniably, unquestionably, irreversibly red. He had won. The Republican candidate was […]

WORDS FAIL

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

  To watch / read / listen to the debates, discourses, digs, documenting, and painful dispatches from campaign offices in this year’s US Presidential election is truly historic. In so many ways both the Democrats and Republicans are making history. Personalities and profiles of the candidates are unprecedented. Some of the reasons were expected – […]

PLEASE DO NOT LOOK AWAY

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  One year ago the image of baby Alan Kurdi washing ashore gripped the world. The desperate quest of his Syrian family for freedom and safety ended up in this tired, overtaken rag doll image becoming a reflection of the plight of the Syrian refugees. A little angel forced our attention. One year on. And […]

2016 OLYMPIC HEROES LONG BEFORE THE RIO GAMES BEGAN

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

To watch the 2016 Olympic Games is to watch magic happen. Day after day, event after event, new records are set, new dreams are realised. Coaches, families, friends and funders cheer from surrounding benches and bleachers as young spirits ignite, turning years of tireless training into seconds that will last a lifetime. Some win, some […]

AS THOUGH SCRIPTING HIS OWN LAST WORDS

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | One Comment

One more idealist is now in Heaven. Just a matter of days ago, one of our world’s great men – Michael Elliott – raised his glass for the last time, and then shut his eyes. As has been said in one of the many salutes that has followed news of his passing spreading across the […]

A VOTE VIOLATING VOWS

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Just the thought of such a desire is staggering. A nation, part of the world’s greatest union of nations representing one of our generation’s greatest achievements in international cooperation for shared economic, social and security benefit, choosing to break away and stand alone. Impossible. The wish, the perceived advantages of walking away, seem unfathomable. And […]

HONOURING THEIR OLYMPIC DREAM

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  A mosquito. A tiny, seemingly inconsequential flying creature, commonplace across the globe. Simply a prick of a pain in most parts, barring those where Malaria is a very real risk to lives of locals and visitors alike. But otherwise, just a nuisance, normally. But for countries across the globe, especially in the Americas, this […]