Hitting a magic milestone

Just clocking up a late one (as usual) and I’m about to hit a pretty magic milestone… In November, I started the National Novel Writing Month thing… then I proceeded to only get 25,000 words done in that month, so¬† not exactly a success. And yet, it was a magnificent success, really. I hadn’t written ...

American Martians

The joke used to be that Americans lived on a different planet to the rest of the world — and it was exacerbated by their election of George W Bush to two terms. But finally, with the result yesterday, it’s a resounding reminder that most Americans aren’t that different from the rest of us. But ...

Light at the end of the tunnel

It’s almost all done now. The moving house that is. This week, after going all out through to late Monday night, I’ve instead been dropping by a few times each night, picking up more, or cleaning up more. Now there’s only a very tiny amount of loose stuff left in the house, the garage is ...

Mindspace

Years ago, I used to spend a lot of time thinking and planning, and even dreaming. In a lot of ways I knew this was “cart before the horse” stuff, spending more time dreaming and not enough doing, but now I’ve had a different perspective. I think it was and is much healthier to be ...

The workplace of the future

Talking Points Memo is a political blog/commentary/news site from the US that I’ve read for years now, and it’s top notch. It’s leftish, but a real reportage site, better than most mainstream news, and really fair. It was started by one guy, but now has 9 or 10 staff in a few locations. They have ...

Funny things

Well, not always so funny, I guess. It’s amazing how easy it is to get through the week, whether you like your job or not. I suspect this is how so many people just put up with things — they get enough out of the evenings and weekends to keep themselves going. But I’m not ...

Let’s see now …

Another tough one today. Still not getting into the writing as I’d like to, and there’s no one to blame but myself. I know that. Clear skies again fortunately, but it’s suddenly got really cold … insanely so for only April. Hate to see what it will be like in July. Then again, it might ...
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