September 2016

September 11, 2016

Things I got rid of

A few days ago, I wrote a post about minimalism and mentioned a guy named Fumio Sasaki, and the other day I watched a channel 4 documentary called Life Stripped Bare.  I’m now feeling inspired to begin decluttering my life and move more toward the minimalist spectrum of things.  I...

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September 10, 2016

What I’ve been listening to this week

Hello beautiful people.  It’s Saturday.  It’s raining. And I’m suppose to be at a food festival.  Somehow the idea of eating a soggy burger just doesn’t appeal.  Maybe tomorrow. Meanwhile… Over the coming weeks, I plan to add some regular columns to the blog, like this one ‘What I’ve been...

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September 10, 2016

Netwalking in the Clent Hills

I have a love/hate relationship with small business networking events, but netwalking – networking while hiking – is awesome.  What makes it different is we’re  all focused on the shared activity of walking – the networking is secondary and happens naturally as we walk along the trail talking with one...

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September 8, 2016

Don’t eat that!

Considering I just finished wolfing down a Big Kahuna Burger from the Royal Pug in Leamington Spa, writing this post is probably out of turn. The Royal Pug has added this beauty to the menu – The Big Kahuna. Very tasty and has a lovely kick from the jalapeños |...

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September 7, 2016

It’s helpful for all of us to feel a bit special

“As a specimen, yes, I’m intimidating!…As you see, I’ve got biceps to spare!…I’m especially good at expectorating!…And every last inch of me’s covered in hair.” – Gaston, Beauty and the Beast Me, me, me – me too. I’m trying to figure out where on the continuum between healthy ego to...

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September 7, 2016

Time to make the donuts

I sometimes wonder why I even read the news.  This was waiting for me in my inbox this morning: While you were sleeping The Syrian government dropped chlorine gas in Aleppo. The UN condemned North Korea’s missile launch. Corsica upheld its Burkini ban. Bill Cosby was assigned a trial date....

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September 6, 2016

That’s the dream

You know, I’m always harping on the idea that you should do what you love and love what you do. I don’t know how many times I’ve shared this quote: The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his...

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September 6, 2016

When less is more

How much stuff do you have in your house or flat? If you’re anything like the average person, you’ll have about 300,000 items. I’m pretty sure we have twice that amount. What if you could only have 150 items, which ones would you keep? Don’t think it can be done?...

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September 5, 2016

To vote is to exist – Milton Glaser

When it comes to politics, I’m usually not very vocal about it online. I like politics. I was an instrument of politics as an army officer. I just tend not to talk too much about it on the Internet. But in this Bloomberg video, Milton Glaser makes two very good...

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September 5, 2016

Purge, don’t organise

Time freedom is like a mythical creature we chase believing it will somehow make our lives better if we can find and catch it. I was reading through this list of life hacks and noticed that a lot of the hacks are about saving time. Americans spend 9.1 years of...

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September 3, 2016

Not a fact

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. – Marcus Aurelius

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September 2, 2016

Never quit, right?

At least that’s how I was raised. My mom didn’t care if I tried and failed, but she we go mad if I gave up and quit. There were lots of things I did when I was younger that I absolutely hated and probably would have been better off to...

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