Where to after the tsunami?

As I gradually emerge from beneath the great load of writing Tsunami Chronicles, ever so slowly the world is beginning to take notice of the book. Tsunami Chronicles: Adventures in Disaster … Continue Reading →


To blog or not to Blog?

I have not blogged for quite a while. This is probably a good thing. The world is better off with less needless content. I said in my first blog that I’m … Continue Reading →


Against a Tide of Evil

I recently finished reading a book I strongly recommend. It is Against a Tide of Evil by Mukesh Kapila and Damien Lewis. This is Mukesh Kapila’s very personal story that, … Continue Reading →


Road Trip of the Mind

I have just returned from a road trip with my 96-year-old mother, a wonderful woman if I do say myself with a complete lack of bias. I drove her back … Continue Reading →


Want to succeed? A youthful formula.

Last week I met the archetype of tomorrow’s success. His name is Shane. He’s a waiter in the academic dining room at the University of Canberra. I’m an alumnus and … Continue Reading →


A Publisher’s Perspective

I’ve just read a wonderful contribution on LinkedIn posted by the Rev. EelKat Wendy C Allen – yes, I think that’s her real name. It concerns a conversation about authors using LinkedIn … Continue Reading →


Thrive or Dive? The Future of eBooks.

Will ebooks thrive or dive? It is the subject of a conversation I have just joined on LinkedIn. My own thoughts are… As a writer and reader, I suspect we … Continue Reading →


The Metaphorical Mirror

We all face our own personal disasters from time to time. They are part of the human journey, at least they have been for me. To be human is to … Continue Reading →


Risk and the Boiling Frog

The wonderful discussion on LinkedIn concerning risk management continues. The two dominant themes are (1) the problems with risk management are either due to people or systems failures, or a … Continue Reading →


Who are the Victims?

Disaster recovery has many dimensions. First concern is and always should be for the victims. But who are they? I’m a member of the Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Recovery Professionals group … Continue Reading →