25 Jan 2023

When I was in primary school — this was in the early 80s — we had a ‘library’ which had then just been renamed to ‘the media centre’.  Why?  Because over and above books, we now also had other forms of information-carrying devices.  Such as televisions weighing 70 kilos on squeaky-wheel trolleys, which, in turn,…

14 Feb 2022

It’s not every day I recommend a book.  Unless asked for.  “Hey, Gerry, do you know a book that will [x]?”.  if I do, I’d answer.  But unsolicited ‘recommendations’ is not generally something I do.  Today is the exception to “generally”. Let’s talk about “hype”.  I don’t like hype.  Because nine times out of ten,…

5 Mar 2021

2020 was what could politely be referred to ‘a mess’.  Several things went incredibly wrong, and my life has changed permanently after the trails of the last year.  (My mother, my godfather, and my wife died within four months of each other–yes, I’m a mess) Least of which was that I had a technical error…