Punch your weight

There’s a scene in one of my favourite films of all time, High Fidelity:  John Cusack’s character says that he can’t stay with the incredibly glamorous woman Charlie because she’s way too much for him – “you have to punch your weight”, he says. Today I think that he’s right. On another day I’d brush that […]

Farewell to a mensch

I come to everything late. Not meetings or appointments – no, more to things that most people take for granted. Not sure why that is, but it is, which is why I only stumbled across Anthony Bourdain about a decade ago. It was a second-hand copy of Kitchen Confidential looking up at me from the […]