20150128 Colbie Caillat - Try

I'd been trying to find this for months.. every time I heard it on the radio or on someone's playlist, I never understood the artist's name, although I thought I did.

I love this song.. for all the women who suspect that it's only their looks or their sexual activity that makes someone want them, this song, and the video that goes with it, should be a memo and an anthem.

They should sing it every day.

Don't be afraid that a man will dump you when your looks fade: if he's that kind of guy, don't accept him in the first place.

20150107 Horror and terror on the streets of Paris.

I lived and worked in London through several of the years where terrorism was a fact of life. We became blasé about risk and more resentful of measures to reduce that risk. We complained about the "Ring of Steel" put around the City to try to prevent car bombs, we bemoaned the lack of waste bins across the city.

But we did not, often, get attacks with guns.

20150105 How not to save a relationship

Don't panic! This column isn't about my own relationship. It's about all those people who think that a sinking relationship can be improved by upping the stakes.

You might think it's strange that I would use gambling terms to describe how people behave in relationships but read on and you will see that relationships are a game, some played out to the end, some ending when someone decided they have lost enough.


20141221 "Thoughts of Jefferson Galt" is Number 17 in Amazon.Com's Love and Romance section.. still available free

Some amazing news from Amazon.Com. The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt was published three days ago and it's number 17 in the Love and Romance section under "Relationships." This isn't the same as the fiction section.

Even more amazing is that the book is number 7 in the "Short Reads: Parenting and Relationships" section.

I'm slightly confused by how the book is listed in the UK: But aside from that, the stats are excellent.