Dinner with Mark Twain

30 November, 2011

If you could invite anyone to dinner, who would you choose? Mark Twain, the great American novelist, would be high on my list. His ability to tell a good story with, no doubt, a mid west drawl, would be great entertainment. I am sure he would make me laugh and possibly bring a tear to the eye with some of his stories. My hobby is to interview amazing people who have…

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Amazing Architects and Builders

11 November, 2011

  City of Nancy This year I made a tour of the eastern part of France including the cities of Dijon, Tours and Nancy. It was a pleasant tour with time to see the countryside and visit the smaller towns also. In each place, I admired the architecture. It is amazing what the architects and builders of yesteryear achieved without having the advantage of computers, or modern machinery for digging or…

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Amazing – Seven Billion People

25 October, 2011

In the year 1800, it is estimated there were one billion people on Earth. By 1927, the figure reached 2 billion. This week it was announced that there are now 7 billion. So, in the last 84 years  – the lifetime of  one generation – the population has increased by 5 billion people. How many of them have been amazing people? Over those years,  the average  number of people has gone…

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Amazing People of New York

9 October, 2011

On a visit to New York, I met Mark Macias, who has had a fascinating career in the media industry making videos and working for major news organizations. In our discussion, we thought it would be a good idea to make an instant video of my visit and capture the ideas associated with the Amazing People Club. So, that is what we did. Mark did a first class job under great…

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How To Find More Amazing People

22 September, 2011

Amazing Aviators, Amazing Engineers, Amazing Musicians, Amazing Olympians and Amazing People of England. Today, I completed this collection of books for the Amazing People Publication Series. They will distributed by Hachette Book Group and Ebsco from December 2011 onwards. Thanks to our amazing team of people, especially Lisa Moffatt, our Chief Editor, we have provided a range of fascinating stories on the lives of people wh0 changed our lives by…

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Amazing Anniversary

16 September, 2011

In 1666, a dreadful fire ripped through the heart of London burning houses, churches and other buildings. Sir Christopher Wren was given the job of re-developing many churches. One of them, St Paul’s Cathedral is celebrating its 300th anniversary. I am often asked what I regard as amazing. One of the factors is that a beautiful creation like St Paul’s can survive for such a long period. It is a…

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