Checking In

Phantom Limbs


Sometimes I feel that if there is one thing that has characterised my life it would be an ambient level of identity crisis. Not feeling like I knew who I was, or what people expected of me. I used to think the game of life was about exploiting assumptions other people made about me. I [...]

Loose Threads


I was putting together some course materials about WordPress for my day job when I logged into this site to check something. I hadn't realised before yesterday but today marks exactly a year since my last blog post.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

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Honestly I know people with significantly {longer / tougher / earlier / later} commutes. I don't really know how they manage it.

Where should I put my focus?

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Actually this MOOC lament is just the tip of a much larger iceberg. There is an element of time management to it, but also the feeling that I am not really very confident about where I should put my attention. What avenues of enquiry will pay off? Which will be dead ends?

More Tired Than Inspired

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This has been a very challenging year. (I suspect I wrote a blog post around this time last year that said a similar thing about the previous year, but I maintain it is still true.)

My Being Amplified


On stressful days it is easy to wonder, "Why me?" And yet if you follow that particular thread a little longer it can be quite instructive.

Absence of Bravery

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I guess what this really boils down to is that I am not feeling particularly brave this year.

Thinking Out Loud

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The power of the Internet is at its most magical when people think out loud. But thinking out loud is not something that comes easily to most of us.