morning wandering

I decided to go for an early morning walk.  I like to watch a city wake up.  Even at 5am London is alive and pulsing.  Workers are turning up to the big department stores to clean them and stock shelves.  McDonalds is serving coffee.  A call girl is on her way home after a night’s […]

to-ing and fro-ing

I can see how easy it is to be surrounded by hundreds of people and yet still feel lonely.  I am sitting outside a coffee house on Oxford Street watching all these people walk past.  The odds are I will never cross paths with any of these people again.  We have been bouncing through the […]

back on the path

I’ve been up in Scotland this week, working in the lovely city of Stirling. This is the first time I’ve been here during summer-ish season, so it was good to be able to wandering around the city in the evening and sit outside sipping coffee and people watching. I finished reading No Destination and as […]

poland

In a couple of hours I leave for Poland. It is our annual pilgrimage to Posnan to run a series of workshops for the Negotiation Days conference. I like Posnan. The very first time I went to Posnan, I did so under arms. Well not hostile, but as a soldier none the less. That was […]

a week in review

I’ve been away delivering a week-long training course. I wasn’t able to sort my mobile broadband connection partly due to laziness and partly due to the flawed procedures 3 Network has in place. Despite that, the week was successful. I ran into a couple of old friends, one on accident, the other by design. Here […]

wanted: wealthy patron

I found myself getting annoyed this morning, mainly at myself.  It took a few minutes to figure out why.  I think it’s because i feel like DOING something i.e. I want to be out mixing it up with the world doing something really exciting.  Perhaps that’s a long way to say I am bored with […]