It's a new year. Out with the old, in with the new. New possibilities. New opportunities. Hold the hounds of despair at bay. They do...
I’m currently reading the excellent Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman and came across the idea of 'Pay Yourself First', but applied to time. I...
As we careered down the clay and gravel path, my son took both feet off the pedals and stuck his legs out sideways. I whipped...
Every morning I get up and make three cups of tea. One normal tea with milk, one weak tea with soya-light milk, one biscuit tea...
When you're writing for the web, for "your audience", for SEO, you're not being honest. Screw the clickbait, the polish, the listicle. Tell me about...
At 8pm, the snow started. Thick white flakes began to tumble out of the night sky, leaving meteor trails in the streetlight. You noticed the...
"You’re probably becoming more of an asshole, but you’re also probably sadder... your ability to know the world, to know truth, has been degraded,...
Note: I originally wrote this piece back in 2015, but never hit publish. But it's here now... After dropping off my son with his childminder...
Perhaps having the allotment was worth it after all. I have grown salad! Yes, dear reader, after nearly losing my allotment because it was too...
I recently read Cal Newport's latest book Digital Minimalism - On Living Better with Less Technology after being one of the volunteers who agreed to...
During the Christmas and New Year holiday of 2019 I did what I often do and reflected on the passing year and what I would...
I'm going away tomorrow with my nearest and dearest for a well earned holiday. So, in order to make the most of my time, I...
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