This is a collection of my various articles, essays, commentaries and observations that covers a wide range of topics, broadly clustered in the three areas of history, philosophy and commentary. Which as you will see covers a lot…
I have always wanted to make a career of writing, and this started when I left Art College and joined the advertising industry as a copywriter at the tail end of the glorious age of ‘Mad Men.’ At the end of the 1980’s I was compelled to take up employment outside of Zimbabwe and after a brief spell in the Middle Eastern ad industry I established my own advertising and PR agencies, firstly in Dubai then in Botswana.
It was there that I wrote my first book, the Globetrotter travel guide to Botswana. Between 1998 and 2012 I did seven updated versions of it before Globetrotter sold up and their hard copy travel guides were discontinued. While living in Gaborone I also started writing and researching Jack Malloch’s biography. That turned into a twenty year exercise with the final book eventually being published in 2020.
As you can imagine the research for both of these books was a lot of fun and they have generated a lot of other writing opportunities for me, some, covering the areas of history, philosophy and commentary that are included in this blog.
I hope you find these various articles that I post here interesting and I look forward to your comments, compliments and criticism.