There are two types of innovation – evolutionary and revolutionary. Evolutionary takes something existing and enhances, tweaks, or re-thinks it to make it better. Revolutionary disassembles and then reassembles in a new, and better way. Taking a concept and re-thinking how it is done and doing it better is somewhere between the two. I am […]

Days come and days go, but some dates stick in your head forever. April 28th, 2010 is one such date – the day that I arrived in South Africa in 2010, with plans to stay until the end of the year. Well, that didn’t go according to plan. The week in which my five year […]

Behind in my blog again, it seems. Happens when I’m busy. Rather, when my priorities are on other things. Every activity is, in fact, a choice, after all. The back half of April the news was full of “xenophobic” attacks in South Africa. This, as many have pointed out, is a misnomer. It was just […]

Weather, hey. It has a way of reminding us of our size and putting us in our place. So does life, when it comes right down to it. After getting back from Zim, I had a relaxing public holiday Friday in which I slept quite a lot because I was still feeling pretty ill. In […]

“If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying.” ― Bruce Lee Autumn has always been my favourite time of year. The heat of summer, which can be so freeing, can also be quite oppressive at times. Perhaps it’s that […]

One of my favourite recent Tweets: “When everything comes together at the same time, it’s either perfect or a perfect storm.” There are many tempests in teapots, and it is sometimes very easy to get overwhelmed: with good, with bad, with fear, with excitement, with boredom. I’ve also noticed many times over the years that […]