Picture behind the story #13 How we chose our peaceful place


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 13. How we chose our “peaceful place"I guess we’ve all, got one, that special place where we find peace, calm, serenity even? A place to go to … Continue reading Picture behind the story #13 How we chose our peaceful place

Does a wine have a “sense of place”?


I recently had a minor spat on Twitter about the utter pretentiousness of some professional wine writers who use outrageous phrases in relation to wine tasting. The one that really riled me up was “this wine definitely has a sense of place”! Now, you might say that I’m splitting hairs here, but is a wine … Continue reading Does a wine have a “sense of place”?

Scenic Sunday: Swayambhu and Noah’s Flood ….. Kathmandu!


Swayambhu is Kathmandu’s most historic and well known Buddhist Temple, known to tourists as The Monkey Temple. It has a rich history shrouded in a mythological past related to the Valley being flooded and then drained by Manjushri. Top attraction in this ancient city.

Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)


My earlier post outlined my 8 Golden Rules with #6 being “Make ethics and values the central issue of your day to day life”; here’s some background and personal experiences that led to me include this vital rule which should really be #1! 1. Values in business Around 30 years ago I was recruited by … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)

Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.


I cannot claim to have any great wisdom, though I HAVE had a lot of defining moments in my long life. Born in relative poverty, wasting early education, then a revelation in education, some great mentors, a great marriage, wonderful children, successful career, many setbacks personal and business, privileged to provide education aid for thousands … Continue reading Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.