Midnight, a wet foot and a promise

My son, Caleb, is learning to speak. I am sure that every parent thinks that their child is a baby genius and some get quite insufferable about it, so I promise that I won’t. This weekend he started saying “mommy” and “daddy”.  It was fantastic. There was even the sitcom moment when he pointed atContinue reading “Midnight, a wet foot and a promise”

Great is not perfect

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night, 1602. Perfect is the enemy of good. Voltaire in La Bégueule, 1772.  Good is the enemy of great. Jim Collins in Good to Great, 2001. If something is worth doing at all, sometimes it’s worth doing it half-assed. Ray BennettContinue reading “Great is not perfect”

Undertrained and overweight : Prestige 2014

These are the words of Bruce Fordyce, said in response to a question when asked how to approach the running of that famous ultra marathon in KwaZulu-Natal.  Ironman South Africa (or IMSA for those in the lycra) is only a few weeks away. The serious athlete is thinking about starting to taper, or at aContinue reading “Undertrained and overweight : Prestige 2014”