Top Tips to Motivate Yourself

In the spirit of the New Year, with new goals and new dreams, I have published a little pocket motivator you can download for free.  It’s a handy little piece you can flip open whenever you need a quick pick me up. Enjoy.  Top Tips to Motivate Yourself And if you do like it, would you be so kind as …

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Hail-oh hail-oh infantry Queen of battle follow me Nothing in this life is ever free So pick up your weapon and follow me Being a soldier is tough business.  The blood, the sweat, and the threat of combat are constant companions.  I lived the life of a soldier for 11 years.  Something I always found a little odd was women …

Massages for Dogs

Is your favourite pooch feeling a bit tense lately? Why not pop over to the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida where your privileged pup can get a relaxing massage for $225. And if you really feel like pampering your pup, throw in another $220 and your pup will get gourmet dog biscuits, an in-room pet massage, a choice of nail buffing …

Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?

Over the Christmas break I read Freakonomics, a book whose authors proudly confess has no unifying theme.  The book basically builds on the work of Steven D. Levitt, the self-professed rogue economist who explores the hidden side of everything. I never realised economics could be so fun.  At West Point, I was required to take Econ 101, but all I …

Lost Hendrix Tape

Dave Chapman, a producer, was sorting through some old recordings of a group called the New Flames when he discovered at the end of one of the tapes a Jimi Hendrix style rendition of the Welsh national anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, Land of My Fathers.  Hendrix is known to have been a good friend of the New Flames’ bass player, Viv …

Immigration Fears

   Today, Romania and Bulgaria have officially joined the EU.  This brings the EU total up to 27 members and a half a billion people.  The BBC quoted the Romanian president, Traian Basescu as saying, “It was hard, but we arrived at the end of the road.  It is the road of our joy.” Link The Brits, though, don’t seem …

Happy New Year!

One year ends another one begins.  I am looking forward to 2007.  It’s an odd numbered year, and if my past history reflects my future history, odd years have been wild years for me, so 2007 is sleighted to be a wild ride.  Happy New Year, Clay