I migrated to the United States from England in 1989. I live in Florida with my wife of 25 plus years. We have two beautiful daughters together and a third equally extraordinary daughter in the UK.
After a total of 35 years working as an artisan, salesman, marketer, educator, innovator, line manager, corporate executive, and business owner I am looking forward to a more pedestrian lifestyle as an empty-nester and more involved citizen. I cannot say that I am semi-retired as I fully expect to be working until the day I drop dead. I am, however, retiring from the bullshit industrial complex.
I still consult with clients on business development and workplace-related projects if the assignment is enticing enough. I am also active in a few business ventures close to my heart. Otherwise, this intro simply serves to accent the voice for a personal scrapbook.
About this site
I published my first blog post in 2006. Since then the social web has morphed into a multi-layered ecosystem that continues to change in ways that diminish the value of having multiple sites for my many personal and professional interests.
This website serves as an archive for my sites that were lost in a 2016 migration meltdown and a place to repost some of my favorites as I come across them.
If I muse here from time-to-time it will be with the intention of organizing my thoughts or items of interest rather than self-promotion. As such, you might find my reflections range from the sentimentally self-indulgent to the decidely odd, probably of little use for the personally disengaged.
Reader discretion advised!
If you are easily offended by unfiltered and unapologetic bloviating, promiscuous linking, cognitive bias, righteous indignation, nostalgic sentimentalism, degenerate subject matter, heretical thinking, and/or a Brit's vulgar vernacular, etc., please find something else to read.
About the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive
According to Wikipedia:
I have relied heavily on the Internet Archive to access the content that was lost to a series of hosting snafus. The service has made it relatively easy to access a decade of posts, images, comments, sources, links, ideas, research, rants, apologies, tools, resources, and effort that would otherwise be lost to hollow IDKs, OMGs, and WTFs. For all of that, I am truly very grateful.
When you consider that Archive.org makes it possible to access a growing digital library of over 280-plus billion web pages, 11 million books and texts, 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts), 3 million videos (including 1 million television news programs) 1 million images, and 100,000 software programs—and in so doing help preserve the fabric of an otherwise brittle Web—I believe we should all be grateful.
The Wayback Machine and Internet Archive does important work. I believe it is deserving of our support. I hope you think so too.
- Blood Gonna Run
- Keith Jarrett | Summertime
- Albert Einstein’s Brain: Another clue to his high intelligence…
- Rokia Traoré | Projet Roots au 104
- Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia | EtnoKraków
- I Can See Clearly Now (The Pain Is Gone)
- I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (‘Cause I Try Too Hard)
- Food for Thought: Redux
- Yamore | Salif Keita
- River | Ibeya