Author Archives: jazz64

About jazz64

Writer, photographer, filmmaker and general vagabond whose committed to inspirational stories and the art of influence.

The Story Behind the Photo

Whenever I go on an overseas programme visit I can usually find a spare day (although there aren’t many) to see something I wouldn’t normally see if I was on a regular holiday.  I wouldn’t call it sightseeing because in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What’s self-esteem got to do with it?

I don’t know why it is exactly, but I have found that the people with the healthiest self-esteem make the greatest friends, lovers and partners. I’m not talking about arrogant people, believe me I know enough of them. I’m talking … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What do you do on a Sunday morning?

I go to church. Yeah, so what? Now there’s an understandable response because for most, even church goers, ‘going to church’ (said through pursed lips and clenching ones fingers together) doesn’t mean much. My school days were impregnated with traditional … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Road from Rootless

How did your journey start? It doesn’t have to have any spiritual basis, but I suspect if you do look at life as an unfolding journey there will, at some level, be something outside of your own though patterns that has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No Blog as such this week…

For a number of reasons, not least the Wimbledon Finals, I have decided not to do an official blog this week.  Instead I thought I’d let this week’s articles in both the Oxford Times AND the Oxford Mail Online do … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Birth of a Book

I’m not a natural writer. English never came easily when I was a school as it required far too much sitting around staring at a blank page. Well it did in my case anyway. But I didn’t let that small detail … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Happy as Larry”: but who was Larry?

While I promise not to go into a great long monologue on the emotional state of Larry, the phrase, which I use fairly regularly myself, did spark a train of thought during a discussion with  friends last week on the origins of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Art with the capital “F”

When I was at art school, in what seems like a lifetime ago now, I used to attend a history of art class on a Friday morning.  It was held in a huge tiered lecture theatre in the most inaccessible … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

From the Cradle to the Grave

The place where I grew up doesn’t exist anymore.  It was bulldozed earlier this year and on its foundations is sprouting a new configuration of bricks and mortar that I’m not entirely comfortable with, but will continue to watch with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Legacy of the “Sister Irene Tree”

Sitting at the boundary wall in the centre of a garden where Wiltshire meets Somerset is a “Sister Irene Tree”.  It has long, silvery green leaves that comes into bud every Spring which then glisten in the sunshine all summer until they fall … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment