• Living deliberately I wrote about my ‘age theory‘ a year or so back. It comes up in conversation a lot, and people seem to like it. I’ve been giving it some more thought today. A bunch of stuff has popped up on my Facebook timeline this morning about following your dreams. Inspirational quotes. In particular, a short […] No responses 4 min read August 24, 2014
  • Brain in overdrive I write every morning for 25 minutes. Set the timer and just go. It’s been a ritual for years. Hardly ever miss it. Just a braindump – nothing I keep or use for anything. Certainly unpublishable. But it clears my head of all the crap and lets me start fresh each day. It’s often nonsense. […] No responses 1 min read August 23, 2014
  • Time to move on Moving house is not the most stressful thing you can do in life, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the top five. Even so, I’ve chosen to do it a lot over the years. I’ve lived in around 25 different houses, flats or apartments since I left my parents’ home in 1989. That’s an average […] No responses 2 min read July 24, 2014
  • I like writing I write every day. I type a lot, of course – sometimes up to 5000 words a day, even not counting emails. But I write too. Longhand. In a journal. Three pages every day, first thing in the morning. It usually takes me about 20 minutes. Writing whatever comes into my head in all its […] No responses 3 min read February 7, 2014
  • I like reading I read an awful lot. You’d expect that to be the case. I am a professor, and reading is part of the job description. I read a lot, and I read quickly. 500 words per minute is comfortable. I can manage 700 on a good day. But here’s the thing – I’m not the sort […] No responses 5 min read January 21, 2014
  • I like taking photographs Today’s reflection on ‘stuff I like to do’ is about photography. Like going record shopping, taking photos has sort of become my ‘thing’. Unlike going record shopping, this is a fairly recent development, and I had a pretty steep learning curve. I took a beginners’ course a while back, which gave me a good start. […] One response 4 min read January 17, 2014