Thursday, October 30, 2008

Working late

I take a pause
to write this blog
as evening flashes by

I like the lack
of hectic rush
with all my colleagues gone

More work gets done
when after hours
in peace and quiet
I sit

I like this time
spent all alone
to get some real work done.

In senior management jobs the day can be wasted in meetings, so after work hours when the office is quiet, is an ideal time to think and get some work done.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Life is Good

Each morning
my waking refrain
is this:
That Life is Good

Before the
minds caged
mouse begins to tread
I stick a pencil
through the bars
to stop the rolling

Life is good
Very good
it while
you have breath
and while
you can


First published on Qassia

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Edinburgh by Day and Night

By day the city
Looks grey and bleak
A Presbyterians
Dream place
Cold overcast pall
Of unrelenting

But by night
The city
Transforms itself
Into a place
Of light
Beautiful and
Bathed in
Golden hue

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Another exhausting week
I hate projects
but I love them too
its a love-hate thing
I guess

When things go well
they go very, very well
but when the wheels fall off
things get nasty

But it helps to pay
the bills
and project friends
are friends for life
a strong band of brothers and sisters

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Generation by generation
they arise
from the midst of
the young

Alert, keen
and ready to grow
ready for the mentors
skillful art

As I grow old
I have many
friends and colleagues
nurtured from
the seed of potential


Friday, October 3, 2008

A Colonial Reflects on Living in the Old Country

It looks the same
but is not the same
12000 miles from home
But very close to the roots
of my family tree
I settle in

I feel comfortable here
up North
Friendly Folks
with cold, wet weather
Home of the Geordie
and mince and dumplings

Business terms
and styles differ
but the human dimension
and office politics
are the same the
wide world over