My February has been extremely busy, not least because I am moving house. And whilst I know that I am not more productive when I am overloaded, I noticed something else this time: my ability to prioritise is broken when I get too busy. I take on EVERYTHING that gets added to my plate because… Continue reading Slack, or the lack thereof…
For the longest time I have observed families over the festive season, trying to figure out why so many people resent spending time with family members. One thing I realised is that we tend to look at everything a family member says or does as confirmation of what we already believe about them. We not only… Continue reading Seeing is believing? Nope!
I was in the UK visa office a few weeks ago when it struck me: what IS this phenomenon of paying a lot of money, spending hours in a visa office, being scrutinised by dour immigration officials, simply to be allowed into another part of the world, OUR world? On the same trip to the… Continue reading “So I need a visa?” from “Commonly Held Myths of the 21st Century”
I have been struggling for 3 years to train a vine in my garden up a trellis. A few days ago I noticed that it had new shoots, so I tied a few of them to the wire that supports the plant. The next day several tendrils ‘felt’ their way towards the wire, mid-air, and… Continue reading Things that Spring has taught me
I was at Agile 2017 at the beginning of August and wow, what an experience! 2500 people, around 16 talks and workshops happening at any time, and those are only the formal activities! As an extrovert I held out till the Thursday morning before I had no choice but to spend a few hours by myself… Continue reading For PETE’s sake, be quiet!