In a rush to get things built, it’s tempting to overlook tomorrow and just get it done today. Move fast and break things; first mover advantage; now or never urgency – the pace of change is relentless and marketing ratchets up the immediacy with which we must act. Of course it’s important to get things done, and quickly, but it can’t be at the expense … Continue reading Build for tomorrow.
Dumbledore said something or other about keeping things light and while it’s not always as easy as flicking a switch, a good laugh can find you almost any time if you’re up for it. I was flicking around Google maps this afternoon and clicked on Drax power station as it looked pretty cool on the satellite view. Of course, there are mixed views on whether … Continue reading Funny. It might ambush you.
The thing about the items we treasure, I think, is that it shows the true value of them. Price isn’t so important when we reflect on how we feel about something – the memories bound up in even the smallest trinket can give it enormous meaning and worth. A pebble from a beach walk with a loved one might be priceless in their absence. Worth … Continue reading Little things make great memories
I’m still not what I would consider, for myself, fit. I am eating more healthy and engaged in more healthy practices, though. I’ve no hesitation in giving myself a pat on the back for that. Today I was expecting to run a half-marathon, but with recent events and upcoming travel commitments I didn’t feel compelled to take part. I haven’t trained appropriately, despite initial enthusiasm. … Continue reading Fitness update.
My father left the military over 25 years ago. He left the position he loved therein nearly 40 years ago. I would say that a lot of those four decades were spent reminiscing and the most recent decade almost lost in the past. He had much to be proud of and saw conflict that you can’t neatly leave behind when it’s over. In different times … Continue reading Bring the best forward.
Al Gore may be the origin for this – I’m not sure if it was before or after he invented the internet. I believe the sentiment though, even if I’m not convinced of its provenance: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Widely-attributed as ‘African Proverb’ Sometimes there’s a need to go fast; I’ll wager it’s … Continue reading Go far, go together.
Today is a powerful reminder of how your short-term actions impact your long-term direction. Dad died yesterday, peacefully, following a long struggle with diabetes, liver disease and a weakened heart. He was 68. My Dad’s first heart attack was when he was 49. One of his favourite phrases when I was younger was ‘forewarned is forearmed’; I feel frustration and disappointment that he took no … Continue reading On short-term inaction. Again.