Pros and cons of escapism

Pros and cons of escapism

It is likely that thoughts of escapism will have crossed the minds of many in recent times. One could observe the thoughts from a non judgemental perspective. It is only natural after all that most of us would want to escape from restrictions, from being cooped up....
Old timers in the present

Old timers in the present

Each person probably has a personal way of dealing with the mental shift most of us are going through at present. In my mind, faces, names and voices of folks I used to associate with in the pre-internet era are coming to the surface. In a conversation on a radio...
Slowing down to a chilled pace

Slowing down to a chilled pace

In the early years of the last decade, I visited Zimbabwe several times. Robert Mugabe was still very much in control of the nation’s government. Many of my London based friends and associates thought I was doing something risky. In actual fact, I loved being in...
An uplifting side of the disruption

An uplifting side of the disruption

Thanks to social media apps, it is possible to get a globally diverse sense of the spreading impact of the pandemic of the moment. For those yet to experience the full weight of disruption, the near future might appear to be bleak. Perhaps they haven’t been informed...
Conscious thoughts

Conscious thoughts

Is it scary to level up with conscious awareness? To quote a sage of another age, “You’re running and you’re running and you’re running away, but you can’t run away from yourself”. When we perambulate around under normal circumstances, it’s easier to function on auto...