History’s Most Influential Person – Ever?!

Recently Wikipedia released a report based on its research and analysis listing the ten most influential people in human history. The list included names like Napoleon Bonaparte, William Shakespeare, the Prophet Mohammed, Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, Aristotle and Alexander the Great. But who tops the list? None other than the Lord Jesus Christ himself! The …

The King of Cool

The late American movie star Steve McQueen was known as The King of Cool. As one of the Hollywood Greats he starred in popular films like ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Bullitt’ and ‘The Great Escape’. He was born on 24th March 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana and died in Mexico on 7th November 1980 aged just …

Cheaters Never Win!

Back in the 80’s when I played youth cricket at Woodvale Cricket Club, one of the abiding memories among many was how we were encouraged by the late Raymond Browne. He was our esteemed manager / coach and always clapped the opposing batsmen as they ‘came to the wicket’ (cricketing term I know!). This was …

Only the Lonely

Leading up to a Christmas festive period, the BBC appealed through a series of adverts on the television about remembering the Lonely this Christmas. The strap line was that “Everyone Needs Someone” and that is certainly true. The famous Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn once said “When you have nobody you can make a cup of …

The Story of 57 Varieties

Henry John Heinz was an American entrepreneur who founded the Heinz Company that is famous for its 57 Varieties. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the 11th October 1844 to John Henry and Anna Margaretha Heinz. They were both were German immigrants who came to the United States, in the early 1840s. Settling in …

Two Environments

Recently Sky Movies aired a series of Tom Hanks films. One of his most popular movies was the film “Castaway”. In this movie, Tom acts the part of Chuck Noland, a FedEx executive. Whilst travelling to an assignment in Malaysia he ends up in a plane crash over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. Being …