Fatal Errors

I’m of a child of the ‘pen and paper’ era. I did my schooling without the assistance of computers and calculators and if I needed information I went to the…

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Crumbling Around Us

‘Infrastructure’ is a word that I hear used frequently at this time of year, and it is usually preceded by the word ‘decaying’. Infrastructure is the basic underlying framework that…

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The Siege at Los Gringos

I consider myself a lucky man. Not because I have achieved great fortune or risen to the pinnacle of my profession. Not because I have done great things or played…

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A Different Feeling

There have been many changes to the resort at the Playa Magante. Some good, some not so good. I have been struggling to decide what I should say and what…

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Out Of The Darkness

There is something to be said about being on vacation. Being away from the regular routine and not feeling that sense of urgency that one gets when you wake and…

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The Rooster Crows

In the early hours the rooster crows. The rooster??? Oh right I’m not at home where currently the only thing happening in the early hours is the fierce winter winds…

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It Wasn’t A Joke???

Every time I hear any news broadcast I find myself saying the same thing over and over to myself, “Thank God I’m not an American!!”  I’ve been repeating this since…

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A Glance Back… 2016

I started the year absolutely reeling from the events of the previous year. 2015 had come up one personal death short of an alternate movie title, with three deaths and…

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12 Days Of Mayhem

December 2013   Working in retail at Christmas sucks. That is the mantra that retail employees live by at this time of year. These are good hard working people that…

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