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Quanto basta is a term used in Italian cooking meaning ‘just enough’; a suggestion you should use your own judgement. Add just enough salt, cook until it’s just done, glug-in just enough wine to enhance, but not overwhelm… It’s something I think many of us miss from everyday life, in both directions. The expectation of […]
It’s easier to win when things are already set-up for you to succeed. The elite marathon runners in London yesterday completed the race in astonishing times and should be rightly celebrated for it – but they didn’t have to wait 50+ minutes on the start line, nor dodge people dressed as clock towers, bees, rhinos […]
It’s dangerous, brave, to be an individual. Don’t stand out, don’t rock the boat. Our education systems encourage conformity, as do many leisure and entertainment activities. Yet to be creative is to be human. It is who we are, how we have come to be. The value of a creative individual to society is great, […]
21 Jan 2019 – currently reading, more to come. Laurie Lee’s poetic reminisces are a refreshing change from the usual rose-tinted ramblings of those who have embraced every aspect of modern culture – the new cars, the TVs, once-a-week supermarket shopping and a fridge full of abundance and variety – yet yearn for a past […]
15th January 2019 – currently reading this book; more updates to follow. This is the fifth book of Maya Angelou’s seven-part autobiography. I’ve been working through them over the last couple of years, allowing time between each, but then devouring over two or three days as soon as I have one gripped in my hands. […]
When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London’s cobbled streets, climbing to sites that have seen a millennium of hangings, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin’s Venice. Running is a new interest of mine, something […]
“Sometimes success is defined in terms of making progress toward strategic goals, but often success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some levels of operational goal (e.g. zero defects, 10/10 customer satisfaction, etc.).” – KPI definition via Wikipedia KPIs normally apply to manufacturing, business processes, marketing, supply, IT etc…. but it’s worth considering a few […]
Seven things to do that are better than drifting through life in a morbid haze of underachievement and denial.
I’ve thought long and hard about how much to write, how much to reveal. But ultimately, through this part of the website I’m asking people to be honest with me about their problems – how can I expect that if I’m not willing to do the same?