October 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

October 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Inflaming Opinion. "Do you mean to tell me, that you have hung your slender reputation on the broad shoulders of a eunuch cat?" A sarcastic comment made about a Marmalade Cat character in the Orlando books, bitter response when success was observed by a less successful peer of the author. Written by a painter  the [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

It is said that a herder in Caffa, Ethiopia, was so intrigued when he found his goats dancing that he too decided to try the red cherries they had eaten and sure enough he too started dancing.  The red beans were taken to a local monastery, however, believing the berries to be the work of [...]
Sniffing Around For Trouble

Sniffing Around For Trouble

Driving along with blue plumes of smoke emitting from the engine area was not, unsurprisingly, alarming and a check around and under the engine did nothing to reassure the rising palpitations that the infamous notoriety was around the corner for setting the road alight and causing untold damage to the general public.  General thoughts were, [...]
Old Masters – Family Business

Old Masters – Family Business

Grand Designs of Venice  as viewed and recorded by Canalleto,   are a  fascinating  art record  with a `photographic' quality that allow each place to be observed for changes through the years, when compared to now.  When we discovered he was, in effect, contributor to a family business it was enough of an inspiration for us [...]
September 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

September 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Look after your Valuables. Business value is different from value that is personally placed on something.  When thinking about, for example, the three most valuable things either to oneself, a wider context, or ones business, each top three  is likely derived using different criteria. Which, of the chosen items, has an enabling trade price?  Chances are the [...]