On success…

Someone posted this Michael Jordan quote over on the Kboards forum a few days ago (here) and I really liked it so thought I’d repost it. I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take...

Why I love writing…

I sat down this morning to start work on a new project, (actually, I sat down to pack my bag for the gym, but that didn’t quite happen…) and as I come to the end of my first day of working on it, I’m reminded about what it is that I really love about...

Swords and Honour

Number 3 in the inspiring areas of history series of blogs. Usual caveat found here applies! Plagues aside, the Renaissance period generally saw a substantial growth in the size of cities, Venice, Florence and Genoa begin good examples in Northern Italy. As people...

Gunpowder

This is blog number 2 in my ‘inspiring areas of history’ theme. The same disclaimer in the first one applies here! I’m sure most of you have seen the diagrams from da Vinci’s notebooks of flying machines, tanks and other ahead of their time...