‘Getting to the top is hard,’ they say, ‘but staying there is harder.’ Sustained excellence is the most elusive of goals, and when people talk of the world’s great achievers it’s those that have reached the heights most often or stayed there the longest that elicit the greatest respect. Ask ‘who’s the world’s greatest sportsman?’ […]Read More Kelly Slater – Sustained Excellence
Of the many new things I discovered on my trip to Japan a few years ago, one of the least expected was the work of Michael Kenna (born 1953, Widnes Lancashire), one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. Shot all round the world, his images are often simple, sometimes stark but always, always beautiful. I […]Read More Michael Kenna, Photographer
O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us An foolish notion: What airs in dress an gait wad lea’es us, An ev’n devotion! To A Louse Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), packed a lot into his […]Read More Robert Burns – A Poet For Our Times
The first few weeks of any new year are a great time. There’s a real sense of possibility. A feeling of renewal, the chance to give things another go or even try something for the very first time. To get you started I’d like to point you in the direction of Robert Burns – the […]Read More Happy New Year!