Cliff Morgan – RIP

Cliff Morgan has died at the age of 83. His career from Rhondda Valley to Broadcasting House and Television Centre has been fully documented elsewhere but I would like to remember the man who my father spoke about with respect and enthusiasm. As a player he embodied everything that was great in a Welsh outsideContinue reading “Cliff Morgan – RIP”

50 Years ago today “I have a dream”

TODAY MARKS THE 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s most famous and rousing ‘I have a dream’ speech. (From thejournal.ie) Masterfully orated to between 200,000 and 300,000 marchers, it is widely regarded as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century. At just 34 years of age, Luther King inspired generations of Americans toContinue reading “50 Years ago today “I have a dream””

The Monday Morning Quote #230

The great American novelist Elmore Leonard died last week. For anyone who has wrestled putting words on a page here’s his advice. “Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing 1. Never open a book with weather. 2. Avoid prologues. 3. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue. 4. Never use an adverb toContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #230”

BDA welcomes decision on HIV-positive dentists

Department of Health plans to remove the restriction on HIV-positive dentists practising in England from April 2014 have been welcomed by the British Dental Association (BDA). The move, which was announced today (15 August 2013), has been called for by the BDA and others for many years. It is a victory for common sense, theContinue reading “BDA welcomes decision on HIV-positive dentists”

Investing – The Key Topics For Your Success & an offer from RW Ltd

The four weekly ezine from financial planners Ray Prince and Graham Urwin is a good read and full of sense. Here’s a section from the latest one and an offer to obtain The Investment Answer. Investing – The Key Topics For Your Success When we look back over the seven and a half years thatContinue reading “Investing – The Key Topics For Your Success & an offer from RW Ltd”

The Weekend Read – Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Probably not the ideal book for the beach or poolside but well worth the time it will take to read and digest – I’m half way through reading it for the second time so that I can assimilate and enjoy the message. In his first book Fooled by Randomness Taleb explored the randomness of successContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb”