Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age


I first published this book review as a “conversation” between ourselves and Buddha (Sid) exactly one year ago at the start of 2019 and it seemed appropriate to repost it for all of my new followers as well as having a sort of timeless quality to it. The central issue is for us old fogies … Continue reading Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age

Repost: My grumpy wish list for 2019!


A look back at my wishlist for 2019 written a year ago in preparation for my Wishlist 2020 which I’ll publish in a few days. Not many happened, how about yours? I haven’t written New Year resolutions or annual objectives for about 10 years now, but after hearing a conversation between my wife and a … Continue reading Repost: My grumpy wish list for 2019!

No resolutions, just a grumpy wish list for 2019


I haven’t written New Year resolutions or annual objectives for about 10 years now, but after hearing a conversation between my wife and a long standing Nepalese friend from our student days, I thought I’d do a Wish List for 2019 instead. Nothing fancy, but prompted by my wife’s friend saying that Britain is nothing … Continue reading No resolutions, just a grumpy wish list for 2019

Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age


Patience! This IS a book review! Buddha walks into the wine bar, sits down in his usual corner and waits for the Two Doctors to arrive. His favourite bottle of Badoit Rouge is placed on the table with a glass and the waiter opens the bottle and pours the sparkling mineral water. Christmas is coming … Continue reading Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age