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Virgin.com Publish “A Pilot’s Journey Home”

Posted 08 July 2011 | By | Categories: Video & Film | No Comments

Tweet Virgin.com has published my latest article “Full Circle — A Pilot’s Journey Home“, which chronicles the Lee family’s departure from Emirates Air in Dubai back to the United States after four years living in the desert. Read about how Dubai can turn your husband into a walking zombie and cook his internal organs. And, […]

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The Gemini Effect

Posted 05 May 2011 | By | Categories: Video & Film | 1 Comment

Tweet In the last decade or so catamarans have gained in popularity within the broader yachting community. Within the catamaran sector itself there has been further upheavals including the rising popularity of power catamarans and the advent of mega cats or “super catamarans” over 60 feet in length, including Richard Branson’s beast, the Necker Belle […]


A Scientist, Tycoon and the Third Private Citizen in Space

Posted 11 February 2011 | By | Categories: Book Reviews, History, Technology Landscape, Video & Film | 1 Comment

Tweet In a recent telephone interview with maverick scientist and business millionaire Greg Olsen, I asked him whether he had experienced an “aha” moment on his journey into outer space in 2005 — only the third “international” civilian ever to do so at the time. “All ten days were an aha moment but I didn’t […]


The Transformation: My Tribute Video to the Audi-R8 Catamaran

Posted 15 January 2011 | By | Categories: Technology Landscape | No Comments

Tweet There is this genius called Bo Zolland who works for a 3D design company called VizualTech in Sweden who recently created a set of Audi-R8 inspired catamaran speedboat designs. They eventually found their way all over the Internet including to Multihulls Magazine which is one of the oldest and most revered publications in the […]


Clifton Shark Files Goes Live

Posted 23 September 2010 | By | Categories: History | 3 Comments

Tweet It was around 2000 that I heard a vague reference to a shark attack that had occurred at Clifton Fourth Beach, South Africa sometime during the 1970s. At the time I was working as an editor for a technical publishing house called George Warman Publications and surfing my brains out each evening at Llandudno […]


Yellow Crazy Ants Invade Johnston Atoll

Posted 15 August 2010 | By | Categories: History | 1 Comment

Tweet “The Forgotten Island of Johnston Atoll” generated some great responses from those involved presently and historically with this remote atoll in the middle of the Pacific. This includes updates from Susan White, Project Leader for Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge Complex which encompasses Johnston Island and civilian Shelby Magnuson-Hawkins in charge of pest control […]


Anonymous “Swarm” Outgames Google Algorithm

Posted 10 August 2010 | By | Categories: Technology Landscape | 2 Comments

Tweet The Washington post recently published this article “4chan users seize internet’s power for mass disruptions” which dovetails with my recent synopsis “America, Please Get Ready To Swarm” suggesting that a Gartner Inc., report may be prescient in predicting an online “mob” approach to completing traditional work tasks or any other temporary community goal, good […]


America, Please Get Ready To Swarm

Posted 05 August 2010 | By | Categories: Digital Publishing, Technology Landscape | 2 Comments

Tweet Have you ever walked into a 7/11 store at an all-night self-service gas station in the United States and pitied the poor soul working the graveyard shift? In the next 10 years that person could be you as your traditional job morphs into a 24/7 standby shift randomly interrupted by digital ‘tasks’ in the […]


The Inter-Disciplinary Science of Sir John Herschel

Posted 03 August 2010 | By | Categories: History | No Comments

Tweet Sir John Herschel, landed on Cape Town shores in early 1834 to map out the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. His father, Sir Frederick William Herschel, also an astronomer, had discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. Sir John would continue his father’s work in Cape Town by building a 21 ft telescope through which […]


Vote For Table Mountain as One of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World

Posted 26 July 2010 | By | Categories: History | No Comments

Tweet South Africa needs your vote to get Table Mountain listed as one of the ‘New Seven Natural Wonders of The World’. Currently it’s lying in the bottom two of the rankings while Austrialia’s The Great Barrier Reef, somewhat predictably, is positioned in first place. This is the third phase of the competition which has […]