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Archive for the ‘RAGE!’ Category

WELL DONE, PRINCE HARRY

October 5, 2019

Congratulations on ignoring all the cautious advice given to you, and saying loud and clear what you really think. These clever diplomatic people (advisers) ignore the fact that what you feel, deep down, is a valuable signal and an indication of how you might act if you got the chance. If somebody really hates me, […]

INERTIA, PROMISES, EVASION, POSTPONEMENT, PREVARICATION, LIES. A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.

October 4, 2019

What do you do when you want to ignore one of the stakeholders in your business enterprise? Never mind why you want to ignore them, but a common reason is that one of the other stakeholders is causing you trouble. Your investors are getting edgy about dividends, or your suppliers are giving preference to your […]

RAGE AGAINST CHOICE

September 19, 2019

Today’s chosen subject for octogenarian rage is CHOICE. I am frustrated by the multiplicity of similar products displayed on supermarket shelves. There may be as many as twelve versions of what is essentially the same formulation, distinguished only by brand names and slightly different packaging. It is all so wasteful! Behind each brand is a […]

PHOTOGRAPH AND TEETH

August 27, 2019

A busy day.! Daughter wants studio photograph of herself with father. Quite pleased that she should want it. Place hard to find but just managed the right time.  What a performance photography has become! Here is an image of the Brownie Box Camera that I owned as a boy. That was about 1939, but i […]

‘RAGE , RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT’.

August 6, 2019

Dylan Thomas offers two alternatives responses to growing old. One can “Go gentle into that Goodnight’ or one can RAGE. Perhaps ones attitude changes as the end of the road gets, nearer, but right now I am all for raging. Rage against what? range against who? My present target is the appalling rate of change […]