A good verbal pruning

I was staying away recently and as I am a fairly early riser I decided to have an early breakfast. My plans were to have a good walk after I had eaten as the light was breaking through. As you can see from the picture it was still misty and the dampness in the air made it feel as if I was walking under a damp cloak. It was not cold so I set off enjoying the freshness and also the contended feeling of the hot coffee starting to perk up my energy level.

On this morning as I walked near the forest I was suddenly aware of a very deep guttural sound, almost like a roar

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50 Year Ago

It is interesting how history is made – 50 years ago on 22 November 1963 President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas. He was 46. After all these years we remember such events, even if we were not born or too small to understand the impact when they happened.

It was only a few months before (26 June 1963) that his speech ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ was made when visiting Berlin – whilst his words are credited as a turning point of the Cold War it was another 26 years before the Wall came down in November 1989. In his inaugural address on 20 January 1961 his words ‘Ask not what your country can do

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The night owl may well be wise!

I was staying at one of my Business Schools recently so after dinner I decided to go for a stroll in the grounds to stretch my legs, clear my mind and relax from a busy day.

I was pleased I did. As I strolled along at a fair old pace in the chill of the evening air, I was struck by the silence, the stillness, the serenity of the moment. So I stopped to listen and look. This picture is what I captured as I turned towards the building – just wonderful. It reminded me of the magic of learning, investing in myself and taking a little time out of a busy schedule to reflect.

The silence

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Where is your anchor point?

I was walking along a beach on the east coast of England the other day, lost in my thoughts as I strode out. The wind was blowing strongly as the country was about to be lashed by an infrequent storm. I transpired that it was, for England, very windy causing electricity to be lost for 36 hour to over 20,000 homes and at various stages during the 24 hours nearly 1 million homes were without electricity for a while. Fortunately I live in a part of the world where we do have power, and any storm, such as this one, usually means the time when power is lost it is for a relatively short period of time.

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