All posts tagged “ambition

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What makes for a great Cafe?

I have always disliked the term “Entertainment Industry”. It smacks of the food and drink equivalent of satanic mills. The picture above is of Cafe Guerbois. Centred on Edouard Manet, its customers included Emile Zola, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro and Degas. It was the crucible from… Read More

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The Importance of Wonder

Today it’s Vernal Equinox. For scientists it’s the zero point of sidereal time, and for mystics it’s the passage from Winter to Spring. Forty five years ago I was living on the top of a mountain in Cyprus, where there was no pollution, atmospheric or… Read More

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Bring on the Artisans

Somebody once said that you don’t know there’s been a revolution till someone’s won. Everything else is just noise and chaos. I guess that puts us on the road to a revolution. What I notice most about the chaos is that it’s largely our refusal… Read More