Finding Personal Balance

Finding personal balance - metallic spinning top on wooden surface as a metaphor

Finding personal balance is an ongoing work. For me, but for many others too, I suspect. This year more so than most, given the world is in a once in a generation or once in a century crisis right now. Writing a blog post every so often is part of my wider strategy to maintain … Read more

Neutral Thinking

It Takes What It Takes Neutral thinking is the subject of Trevor Moawad’s new book, “It Takes What It Takes”. A good book, provoking me to take a look at how I’m managing. It’s an interesting concept that I battle with a lot. Moawad is talking about the frame of mind of top sportspeople enter … Read more

Winter Training: The Dog Days

Winter Training. Screenshot of my Zwift ride today.

Winter training is a drudge, no doubt. I’m not one of those die-hard cyclists who says “bring it on” all year round. Rain is hammering on the windows, an unwelcome visitor called Storm Dennis. I’ve also had a winter bug for over a week now, coughing like an old steam engine and complementary headache to … Read more

The Numbers: Personal Effectiveness

The Numbers For Calm The Numbers. Another year, another set of new tweaks to help me progress. Today is my 50 Days Of Calm. I starting a daily meditation practice during December. Missed a couple due to travel, but have now logged 50 days in a row. That’s not the whole story, however. I’ve spent … Read more

Feather Cycles Travel Bike

Great Craftmanship Can’t Be Rushed I collected my Feather Cycles travel bike from Ricky Feather on Friday. A year in the making and well worth every week of that wait. I should add at this point that you don’t normally wait a year for a bike. Ricky was forced to move his workshop unexpectedly during … Read more

Getting Stuck In The Comfort Zone

Getting Stuck Getting stuck in the comfort zone is easy to do for a couple of reasons. You have some success in a personal or professional pursuit, so why change a winning formula? Or you are afraid of what happens when you step outside the comfort zone. Both of these things are happening to me … Read more

A Kinder Politics

A Kinder Politics - Jeremy Corbyn is a people carrier leaving Labour headquarters after the election result

A kinder politics was proposed by Jeremy Corbyn in 2015. He also said, “cut out the personal abuse, cut out the cyber-bullying and especially the misogynistic abuse online and let’s get on with bringing real values back into politics.” General Election 2019 Fast forward to 2019 and Corbyn’s Labour Party have taken a historic battering … Read more

Death Of A Salesman

I saw Wendell Pierce in Death Of A Salesman recently. I’m not a theatre goer and I arrived at the play in a roundabout way. I’ve been a fan of Pierce since seeing him in the all-time classic HBO series The Wire. I also very much enjoyed him in Treme, the story of the post-Hurricane … Read more

One Year No Beer

Always Changing One year no beer wasn’t really my mantra when I set off on this journey. Partway through I discovered a community which does sport this title. More to come later on that. If you’ve read any of this blog, you will know I’m always experimenting with something new. Whether that be at work, … Read more

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