Sunday, August 28, 2016
Authors Posts by Guy Brina

Guy Brina

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Simple Pleasures

Goals are useful… and they can also be a bit of fun. They provide a focus for our energy, they keep us going through hard...

A Laughing Matter

Two hunters are out in the bush when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed so...

Winning Is the name of the game.

Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser. Winning isn’t the main thing, it is the only thing. I could go on, but...

Plans for the Future

Sometimes life can be easy and things just take care of themselves… but most of the time, it doesn’t work that way. That’s why it...

Seeking Satisfaction

My first impression of Africa was a bit scary. That may have been because the expatriate businessman I stayed with when I arrived on the...

Faulty Information

I used to be an information addict, but these days I rarely read newspapers or turn on the news. Maybe I’m just getting old but...

Attention Grabber

I haven’t been especially productive during the past few weeks… and I suspect other sports addicts who try to work from home might be...

Football Focus

A football supporter enters a raffle and wins his dream prize, a ticket to the English FA Cup Final. Unfortunately, when he gets to the...

The Hard Way

Work is a four-letter word. But then again, some four-letter can be quite good. That thought came to me this morning while I was slashing the...

Social Animals

A lawyer parked his BMW at the side of the road and opened the door. As he climbed out, a car sped around the corner...

Shit Happens

We are always going to have problems. Believe it or not I think that is a good thing because without them, life would become incredibly...

Leicester Lessons

Football is just a game but sometimes games can teach us things that apply to our everyday lives. I think that is the case with...

Mind Your Own Business

Modern Mindful Methods I miss running. That’s odd because back when I did that kind of thing it was mainly to keep fit for other sports...

More From Less

Sometimes we get more out of life by doing less. A landscape gardener I know learned that lesson recently when she injured her Achilles tendon...

Mind Your Own Business

Environmental Awareness A factory worker tells a fellow employee, “This is so boring, I’ve got to get the rest of the day off." The man asks,...

Cheap and Nasty

I am just doing my job. That line can really get on my nerves… especially when it comes from someone who is paid to keep...

Good Friday Focus

  Good things often come out of bad situations. That thought came to me when I looked at the calendar and noticed this issue of The...

Good Friday Focus

Good things often come out of bad situations. That thought came to me when I looked at the calendar and noticed this issue of The...

Beginner’s Mind

  If you can talk you can sing; if you can walk you can dance. That African saying is well known around the world but for...

Personal Best

  Riding a bike is no laughing matter. Well, at least it isn’t for some people. That’s fine for pros like Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot who is pictured...

High Tech Toll

  A man walks into a bar, sits down, and starts poking at his hand and putting it next to his ear. "What are you doing?”...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Most of us know that, but how many of us are aware the same thing applies to luck? I’m guessing not many, and I...

Taking Our Own Advice

    “You need to lose weight.” Do other people’s problems seem easier than your own? Easier for you to solve, that is. That’s the way it works for...

Hands-on experience

  Things seem easier when someone else is doing them. I buried that line in last week’s column when I was talking about how important it...

Making the Effort

  Life is difficult. No surprise there; but, believe it or not, I think it can sometimes be better that way. That thought follows on from the...

Scary Picture

    People these days tend to photograph their way through life… but quite often they are not in the picture. A woman said that recently during...

Football for All

  I’ve been enjoying the football at the Women’s World Cup. There don’t’ seem to be as many selfish players as in men’s game and most...

Nothing for Money

  Sometimes, you get what you pay for; sometimes, you don’t, and sometimes what you pay has little to do with your experience. Those thoughts were...

Success and Failure

  The road to riches does not always run through the class room. Usain Bolt developed his athletic ability instead of pursuing higher education. So did most...

Time to Think

  Doing things is good… but sometimes, stopping and just thinking can be better. That idea holds even when we are extremely busy. Take that cartoon...

Sorting the Rubbish

  I may have stumbled upon a simple truth last week under a load of rubbish. The incident occurred at my mother’s house in the United...

Fun, Fear and Money

  They’ve taken the fun out of everything. My mother said that to me the other day shortly after I arrived at her house in the...

Accepting the Past

  I felt quite good the other day after watching a news report about an innocent man who had spent two thirds of his life...

Cost Cutting Caution

  Being cheap can be expensive. I know this from personal experience. I also know that if I’m not careful, trying to save money by doing things...

Roll Over Rover

  Things change but that doesn't mean they always get better… at least not for everyone. Let’s take the development of 4x4 vehicles as an example....

Problem Solving Blues

  I solved a specific problem last week, but once I did that I became aware of a much more general one. The specific problem had...

Spirit of the Law

  I once got nabbed for driving at 61kph in a 60kph zone in Francistown. The violation occurred back when the police were first using radar...

Living in the Present

  Planning for the future can be a good thing, but quite often we take it too far and forget about the importance of living...

Natural Timing

  I am a lucky man. When I went to sleep two nights ago I was planning to pop out of bed early and get started...

Reality Check

  Each one of us is an amazing creature. I’m not saying that because I want to promote positive thinking, I’m saying it because I believe...