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OLD NEWS REVISITED

OLD NEWS REVISITED

Jul. 18 | SHOCKER: Brazil 1 -7 Germany You know something I don’t. You know who won this year’s World Cup. I’m writing this column on Thursday the 10th of July and all I know is that Germany and Argentina won their semi-final matches so one of those teams...

Bad Behaviour

Bad Behaviour

Jun. 20 | GRIEF: it’s part of the game As a man sits down at the World Cup Final he notices the seat next to him is empty. “Who would ever miss the World Cup final?” he asks the man two seats away. “That was my wife’s seat,” the man replies. “We have...

World Cup Worries

World Cup Worries

Jun. 13 | GONE-TO-GROUND: but it wasn’t a dive Winning is everything. I’m sure this is not a new idea for most of you. Personally, I don’t believe it is true, but the same can’t be said for most the football experts who have been analysing the World Cup...

Tests, Grades and Rules

Tests, Grades and Rules

May. 30 | FOCUSED: and seeking knowledge   There are three types of students; A students, B students and C students. When they leave school, B students get jobs working for the government, and A students wind up working for C students. That quote sums up a...

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

May. 23 | FREE-FALL: it’s an option Don’t jump out of a plane without getting the proper training first. Someone actually gave me that advice this week. I already knew that was a bad idea, even with a parachute, but I didn’t realise it takes a few assisted...

The Rhythm of life

The Rhythm of life

May. 16 | BB KING: timing rules the blues Two days ago I found the rhythm but yesterday I got the blues. I think it had something to do with timing. Before I tell you about that I should mention timing has been a huge problem during my three and a half year relationship...

Being Selfish

Being Selfish

May. 9 | SELFIE: selfishness refined You have to look out for number one. For many years that motto has been the driving force behind most of the development we have seen in capitalist societies. Being selfish all the time, however, can be very limiting; and if...

Beauty for Beginners

Beauty for Beginners

May. 2 | LOOKING GOOD? She could do better I am not an expert on anything. You might suppose that would be a problem for someone trying to make a living by publishing his thoughts in Botswana’s most widely-read newspaper, but actually it isn’t. If I am not...

Forgive and Forget

Forgive and Forget

Apr. 25 | OVERBITE: This year Suarez just smiles It doesn’t matter what you write about me, just make sure you spell my name right. That sentiment, which could also be expressed asany publicity is good publicity, has been kicking around the public relations world...

Do it Yourself Danger

Do it Yourself Danger

Apr. 18 | I got up this morning wondering what I should write about this week. Then, as I put the kettle on to make a cup of coffee, it hit me. Not a column idea, a drop of water; and when I looked up and saw that the drip was coming from the light fixture that...

Brain Gain Without Strain

Brain Gain Without Strain

Apr. 11 | RELAXED: but on the move No pain, no gain. I grew up with that slogan and it seemed to work pretty well when I was a kid. When I aged a bit, however, the pain sometimes lead to injuries instead of gain, so after several long recovery periods I started...

State of Mind

State of Mind

Apr. 4 |   Many people these days seem to be so busy they don’t have time to think. I’m very glad that I do not fall into that category, although I suppose it is possible I sometimes think too much. Anyway, one of the things I think about is happiness...

Full Time Work

Full Time Work

Mar. 28 | ATTENTION: difficult, but necessary and rewarding Sunday is Mothers Day so this week I’m going to talk about raising children. That’s right, I want to write about parenting in a business column, and I don’t even intend to concentrate on working...

Drop Dead Money

Drop Dead Money

Mar. 21 | Have you ever wanted to tell your boss to get stuffed? I suspect many of us get that urge on a regular basis but we usually don’t follow through – even when we are sure it’s justified – because we don’t want to get fired. We need money...

Fire Wood Worries

Fire Wood Worries

Mar. 14 | NATURAL: cooking on an open fire Conservation is a good thing, but like anything else, I think it can be taken too far. For example; I like trees. I like them when they are alive because I enjoy walking, camping and fishing in natural settings, but I...

Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow

Feb. 28 | RHYTHM: it’s not just in the music That photo is a joke. There aren’t any ‘headphone-user’ warning signs on the streets of London. I agree it is a funny picture, but just because that isn’t an actual traffic sign I don’t think the message...

Guess Work

Guess Work

Feb. 21 | SPIN: nothing is exactly as reported The spirit of the athletes I have been watching compete in the Winter Olympics has inspired me to really challenge myself this week. They seem to be willing to try anything including triple flips with a few spins thrown...

One Step Too Far

One Step Too Far

Feb. 14 | FINE: but even workouts can be overdone Believe it or not, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. I suppose that’s because when we start to get into something that appears to be good for us, we often loose sight of the big picture and allow...

Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

Feb. 7 | Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. That famous saying comes from a letter American statesman Benjamin Franklin wrote to a friend way back in 1789. Here’s the whole thing: Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance...

Big Game Business & Policing the Police

Big Game Business & Policing the Police

Jan. 31 | CORRUPTION: Who will blow the horn? There have been some big changes to the economic climate in recent years. Some have been good, like value added diamond operations moving into Gaborone; others have been bad, like slumping mineral prices; and the value...