As I scrape the ice from my windscreen for the first time this morning it’s clear that shorts and zero underwear was not best advised for this trip. So it appears the weather and seasons have moved on and left me to adjust and peruse my autumn wardrobe ahead of the looming cold and damp.

For me personally this switch in weather is a further reminder of a crisis that plays on my mind year round but draws more public attention as the elements change for the worse. That crisis is of course the homeless. I and the MANPEDIA group brand very much so have a mission to ty and make a difference to anyone that has found themselves in that situation. It’s not just the weather to combat but the mental battle, the mental toll surviving with nothing takes. Hour after hour with your thoughts, with no clear path out from the situation. I can’t even begin to process how heavily that must tax you.

So I find myself trying to work out what I can do as an individual to help, what I can do as ‘owner’ of these channels to help, to make a difference. I believe that anything is achievable, I have said that for years but I have only ever applied that to the subjects of life goals but is this any different? Absolutely not and if anything this should be easier because it’s far more important. It’s the same basic formula. Results are born from hard work and it never deviated from that recipe.

I just have to make sure all my ducks are in a row as to provoke a counterproductive action to me would be devastating. The thought of taking this on, in making this an active goal takes me back to my path. A path that I needed help in finding, people that went out of their way to help me, listened to me and talked straight to me. They did that probably with sacrifice to their own time and plans. I’ll never forget their kindness and the lessons they taught me. Less in humanity, love and caring. It’s something we should all as individuals put out more into this harsh world we exist in.

For me it truly is time that MANPEDIA started playing a role is the resolving the issues that it believes in no bells and whistles, no fanfare or after party. Just the simple premise of trying to look after yourself and your fellow man.


This week has seen me staring at two monitors all week in a frantic attempt to catch up on the back log of emails received from the few days off I indulged in last week. By the close of play I was down to three left so I’ll chalk that up as a win.

Domestically though this week has since the annual return of Chuck, the chihuahua I dog sit when friends take off on their holidays to America. However this year there was more to consider, not just a case of ‘yeah send him over and off you go’. No, this year I share the dwelling with the good lady and of course I had to take her wants and needs into consideration. Which I did and naturally two minutes later the man switched turned on and I got it all wrong and will no doubt spend the next 12 millennia being reminded of this. You see I adopt a very laid back and ‘it’ll be fine’ approach to life and for the most part it works like a charm. However…. other people have different approaches and regardless of whether I agree or clash with those views, they are views all the same and should be respected.

So currently the threat of me sleeping downstairs in the living room with him hangs over my head probably until his departure.

I guess the point I’m raising is even for myself that runs on no drama, no fuss, yes I’m a moody little shit but I can almost expect others to fall in line with my way of thinking which is a trait I have inherited from the old man. Even now at 43 I need reminding of this but, I think I get it and I am flexible once it’s brought to my attention.

To Manpedia, I’ve been developing some new features that will increase the media and video content I can bring you guys dramatically which is after all what this channel is about. Now the run into Christmas is pretty much here I have to make sure you guys are getting all the information you need across the board. So with that, it’s back to work!