9th February 2021

Michael’s Amazing Brisket

This is based on a 2.5 kg deboned piece of brisket. Take a sharp knife and stab the brisket through in at least a dozen places. […]
9th February 2021

Michael’s ancho + umami inspired Chili Pesto

Dry fry large red chilies and peppers. I used about 12 large red chilies and two red peppers. Blacken them on the stove or a gas […]
14th April 2020

Covid Storm

I Never saw this coming. Not even a hint of it. The year began with light rain tied up neatly with a rainbow (perhaps the slightest […]
31st January 2020

Borneo Orangutans

The boats up the river which is the only way to see this national park leave from Kumai to get to Tanjung Puting. You need to […]
31st December 2019


I was in Bali and I was bored so I went to Borneo. I always wanted to go to Borneo. Ok well not but it was […]
30th July 2019


Life’s about choices. Every one of them has existential consequences. What are we looking for? What do we want out of life? How long have we […]
9th December 2018

Rorke’s Drift

  Many a time it is said (by me for the first time) that honor surrounds a battlefield and that men rise tall to the challenge […]
31st October 2018

My Bee

  Today is a day like no other. I don’t know why but it feels that way. Perhaps it was the way the bee was flying […]
26th May 2018

Dar es Salaam

I wandered down the cobbled and broken Dar es Salaam streets with confidence because that’s how you do it if you are a foreigner and streetwise […]
21st February 2018

Istanbul The Real Story

  I spent 5 days in Istanbul as a single traveler just visiting and experiencing the city. It is romantic and interesting and I can definitely […]
11th February 2018

The Universe

How beautiful are the stars. It is with regret that I write this. A hundred years ago nobody contemplated flying to the moon. In 20 years […]
29th July 2017

South Africa

In response to criticism of South Africa I responded. We are positive people and will always flourish, we shall never surrender because we cherish this land […]
20th July 2017

Don Quixote

  For those who don’t know, a very interesting Spaniard by the name of Miguel Cervantes wrote this book in the years 1603 and 1604. The […]