You probably will rarely find the name Chopin and John Coltrane in the same sentence but in many ways, these musical giants, bookend my musical direction of travel, over a lifetime. I just got the Blues I remember my road to Damascus moment at a Gary Moore concert many years ago in Montreux Switzerland. I… Read More


I met Lazaro in Eden gym four years ago.  I was 90Kg very unfit, and a bit depressed having gone back to live with my mother on losing my house. I use to come into his Salsa step Sunday Class for a few minutes. After about a year I did his Zumba & Body Blitz… Read More


Following my mother’s heart attack I have had to take diet very seriously and indeed this piece comes after four month’s research which culminated in a Japan Foundation “ Is Japanese food healthy ?” talk by Prof.Ole Mouritsen. A few month’s ago I found out that UK Afro-Caribbeans and Sub-Continental Asians are twice as prone… Read More


This wasn’t supposed to be a trilogy, but hey, as Al Pacino said (GFII) jus wen ya tink ur out, dey just keep dun drawing yo back in (notwithstanding there might be an epilogue). In my first article I outlined some benchmarks for good writing. In the second I applied them to Neuro Scientist Daniel… Read More


We undoubtedly live in the information era, where we have 24 hr rolling news and can Google any topic in a matter of milliseconds, but how accurate is this information and indeed can we use it in a significant way? Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tries to address these themes in “A field Guide to lies &… Read More


Writing comes in many forms, from technical papers to nursery rhymes. Each of these genres come with their own protocols & vocabularies, but one can often distinguish whether something is well written, in the same way we can recognise a well composed piece of music, photo, or beautiful painting. A good piece of Writing, takes… Read More