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The Reflective Readers Club

Today I have come to the end of the questions generated by Rite of Passage #19 in my book ‘Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world’. This will mean that we have finally reached Rite of Passage #20 and the beginning of an exceptionally dark period in my life; a time of great success […]

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Insecurity…a sign of the times?

Food For Thought? Bob Dylan put it so well, “Times they are a changing”. Have these changes brought…insecurity? I was called up (drafted) to the armed services in the UK when I was eighteen and served for five years until my 23rd birthday. After a very few years I reentered the Air Force in New […]

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Injustice: fight or grin and bear it?

Food for thought? How hard should you fight if you are 100% sure that you are innocent? I had exactly that experience back in my Air Force days in New Zealand. I can still feel the sudden rush of blood to my face at the sheer impossibility of the accusation and the decision that had […]

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“Never in a million years!”

Food For Thought? Resistance: Have you ever been asked, by an authority figure, to take on an unwanted task; you did it and it turned out great?   I simply would NEVER have taken on the task I was ‘invited’ to accept, never in a million years! There I was, in a courtroom, being asked to […]

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Enthusiasm

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #47 Rite of Passage Seventeen –The Helpmate– 1961-1962 I am twenty-eight years old Enthusiasm: Is this form of enjoyment in one’s occupation actually “entertaining”? Can it wear thin…eventually? Back in the very early days of New Zealand television, in the 1960’s, there were several programs imported […]

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Imposter Syndrome

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #46 Rite of Passage Seventeen –The Helpmate– 1961-1962 I am twenty-eight years old Q. Success due to “luck” not talent or skill? Have you ever felt this unsettling response? How did you deal with it…or did you also become “boring”? The classic example of the imposter […]

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Humble Beginnings

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #45 Rite of Passage Sixteen –A Little Larger Than Life– 1960 I am twenty-six years old Q. Do you think that you were helped by having to do a job in very humble circumstances? To be on television nowadays is still a relatively exceptional experience that […]

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Dressing for the Part

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #44 Rite of Passage Sixteen –A Little Larger Than Life– 1960 I am twenty-six years old Q. Does “fashion” matter? What is the best use of wearing clothes “suited” for the occasion? For those of you who have followed this blog since its beginning or who […]

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