12 Updates for Haiti

Having visited Haiti earlier this month I decided to mark the fourth month anniversary of the 12th January 2010 earthquake on the 12th May with 12 updates which I placed on twitter, Facebook and a number of other sites. They are as below:

Beautiful – Poem Dedicated to Haiti

Beautiful Lifted out from the rubble Dirt on your face Bloody and scared But something in your eyes Makes me stop and realise ~        How beautiful you are Maybe it’s the way you stand tall And walk away, still trying to find a way Maybe it’s the way you don’t complain Regardless of the immensity …

Pollution

In view of the current Climate Change Summit taking place in Copenhagen, I thought I’d share a short poem that I wrote  many moons ago when I was 21! POLLUTION The sky was blue with silver white clouds cruising along at ease with the world a detonation of peace to all mankind The sky became …

Kiss & Tell

Tiger Woods has indeed been a naughty boy.  However, he has now apologised to all who may have been hurt or upset by his actions.  That’s it for me, after all it really has nothing to do with me.  One way or the other he will sort things out with his sponsors. Most important of …

Developing a Skilled Workforce for the Upturn

A critical key to this is having staff with the right skills, in the right roles within your organisation. You may have noticed politicians talking about upskilling staff affected by redunancies to find the new jobs. This leads me to two inter-related questions. 1. Do prospective employees know what skills they require in order to work within your organisation? and 2)Beyond the knowledge that you need skilled staff do you know what specific skills you require, such that anyone could readily be able to identify individuals that would be suited to work within your organisation?

BNP on Question Time

Rather than the attempt to show Griffin up, I would have preferred an opportunity to gain a greater insight into why there are a significant number of people in the UK that support the BNP, so that their concerns can be addressed. As it stands, even though Griffin may have been shown up, there were subliminal messages behind some of the things that he said that the less liberal minded amongst others would have agreed with.

Lakes Youth

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes In 2006 a young man named Ray Quinn appeared in the talent show The X Factor. I couldn’t help but like him. While he remained true to who he was he was extremely grateful for the opportunity of being …

Walking on Sunshine

I’m normally a happy, positive, smiling person, but on Thursday I received a phone call which made me feel as if I was actually walking on sunshine. I tried to contain my excitement, but all my efforts were futile. So if you were in Central Milton Keynes on Thursday and happened to come across a …