I have never thought of myself as such, but I’ve been called ‘a renaissance man’ twice; once many years ago by one of the kids at the chess club I ran in Denver. I was flattered, but didn’t think any more of it. Last week, I was interviewed for a…


For months now, I’ve been seeing all these stories on the web about people doing or saying really stupid things; things that were so stupid , it made me wonder if these people had any brains at all. A few weeks back, I started a new website, https://www.spotthebraincell.com


We live our lives in sickness and in health, and we hope to die in our sleep. When we are young, we consider ourselves to be immortal and dying is something that happens to other people. As we grow older, assuming that we do, we either fear death or we…


For months now, I’ve been looking at the News feeds and shaking my head in disbelief at some of the stupid things that people say and do, and also the general tone of news in general.

In my opinion, the only good things about the news is when they say…


About a month ago, I woke up one morning in debilitating pain. It seemed like every joint was on fire, with my lower back in particular agony. It was an effort to get out of bed. I finally made it, took some Ibuprofen and called a Spanish friend to ask…


My life changed forever in March 2020. as a result of seven individual stressors over a 12 day period. While I am, generally, very good at managing stress, the cumulative effect of all of these was to quite simply stress me out. I couldn’t think straight or clearly, and I…


A humorous take on the similarities between snakes and politicians, with my apologies to all the snakes in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkujlqdl_1k&t=2s

P.S. If you happen to be a politician and…


Developing FileMaker™ has, for me, been a 33 year obsession/passion and along the way I’ve made every mistake in the book, and sometimes I still do. But over the years I’ve also learnt a lot, especially in recognizing what my skills and abilities are and are not.

I am, unashamedly…

Michael Rocharde

World traveller, adventurer, FileMaker™ developer, author, motivational speaker, humorist, film maker

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