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Thoughts for the weekend and this week’s links

Loft Crag Cumbria

Eudaimonia. I’m on my knees in a field somewhere deep in the Pyrenees. It’s a late Sunday afternoon in July 2018, blue sky and hot – about 33C. Not much is open in France on a Sunday. Even if it were where I find myself after nine hours of riding on twisting mountain roads, there […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

Tech Testing. I have been testing a few new gadgets around the home lately: some successful, some a total waste of time: 1. I have recently installed a Mill electric central heating system. Compared to a wet heating system, the installation is cheap and easy. A few screws in the wall to mount a simple […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

Sweat & Mush. I’m dragging myself out of a sweat-infused mess this morning to pull together a few words. It seems that Covid is still a thing. I’ll keep it brief as a week of doing not much means there is much to do. 1. What they say is true. It turns your brain to […]

November Newsletter

Pre-Love. It’s funny how time flies when you’re having fun. This is the twenty-fourth time I have sat down to write something for our weekly email. It feels like I’ve written double that amount, but that’s how it feels when you do something new you enjoy, make a new friend or move somewhere that brings […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

Anthropological Non-avoidance. Here we go again. The alarm goes off at 0541 hrs, and by 0550 hrs, I’ve commuted to my desk, mug of Earl Grey in hand. It’s Friday morning. I wiggle my mouse and wake up Mac—type R********7. Slide over to a blank desktop to remove distractions from emails and drawings. Open Cryptpad > […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

Sometimes we canter. I am struggling to make sense of it all this week. There were multiple red flags at the beginning of the week, but after braving the storm, I got the green light, and it turned out rather fine. 1. In case you missed it, a major incident has occurred. Storm Ciaran was […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

I Drove All Night. I am sitting at my new desk, trying to open my heart. The goal: not be a closed book. It’s a difficult process. I’ve made very little headway since recommencing this journey fifteen minutes ago. I can feel my heart beating. A bit too hard. I’m tired. When I close my […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

Isn’t it pretty to think so. You find me on board a Boeing 747-400. I’m stuck in the toilet as I plummet to earth. This bird is rattling and creaking. The G-force is crippling. I’m pegged back against the wall. We are clearly out of control, and as the pilot, I should be in the […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

Build, Destroy & Reflect. This week marks the start of term at the University of Southampton. For a few weeks, I am Sir, occasionally Professor, until they work out it’s okay to go with Carl. Those who persist with the whole ‘Sir’ thing are sometimes reminded to use my proper title: Lord. Most get the joke, […]

Thoughts for the Weekend & this Week’s Links

System Building. I am leaving it to the wire this week. Roldan will be up late today getting this article into Pipedrive, so it’s ready to send out this afternoon. He is eight hours ahead in the Philippines. Employing assistants in far corners of the world has been an interesting and successful experiment. I got […]

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