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Reflections on the Cure

Reflections on the Cure

A lesson to us all?

May 18, 2011 by Steve

Followers of my blogs should realise by now that I’m a man with a passion. Fortunately, I’m not alone. There are millions, perhaps billions, of people like me out there… Read more…

Categories: Life as it's lived

I’m not superstitious, but….

May 16, 2011 by Steve

It says a lot about my character that I only tend to blog when there is something to moan about. I admit it: I’m a pessimistic optimist. This, I define,… Read more…

Categories: Life as it's lived

A Climate of Change

April 8, 2011 by Steve

With its Medecins sans Frontières, Resto du Cœur, and numerous other charitable organisations, France has a pretty honourable record of humanitarian support at home and around the globe. As a… Read more…

Categories: Musings

Out of Tunisia with the Zeitgeist

January 19, 2011 by Steve

Recently, a major debate has been bubbling furiously in the pages of English-language newspaper for French residents The Connexion (well, if not exactly bubbling furiously, then definitely simmering). The argument… Read more…

A Recipe for All Seasons

January 14, 2011 by Steve

With the Christmas period and New Year well and truly over – except for those things that one has meant to do and put off several times, and which now… Read more…

A Route to Somewhere? – Two Eyes on the Future of Transport 3

December 1, 2010 by Steve

(This continues the topic begun in the previous blog A Route to Nowhere – Two Eyes on the Future of Transport 2) It’s the year 2050 and you and your… Read more…

Categories: Musings

On the Road to Nowhere? – Two Eyes on the Future of Transport 2

November 25, 2010 by Steve

One of the great things about living in rural France – and which is appreciated by all our UK friends with second homes and those that come to visit –… Read more…

Categories: Musings

A Traffic in Hot Air – Two Eyes on the Future of Transport 1

November 22, 2010 by Steve

The other day, being at a loose end and in couch-potato mode (all too regular a stance, I’m embarrassed to admit), I broke the habits of many years by descending… Read more…

In Praise of Volunteering

November 19, 2010 by Steve

In younger days, I remember some army type telling me that his unit’s rule of thumb was: Never Volunteer for Anything. At the time, it seemed a fairly good approach… Read more…

Why Play Ball? – A musing on current times

November 11, 2010 by Steve

In one of my past lives, I was introduced by a certain Robert Sullivan to a most valuable but simple model representing the process of change – one that I… Read more…

Categories: Musings