March 4th, 2021

Another day

I was up even earlier than usual: 4.10 am. 

Why, I've no idea, but it's good sometimes to feel the day before you're ready for it and stay open to whatever presents itself — good, bad or Meh!

I managed an hour of handwriting practice — the minuscules today — and will read a Steven Pinker book if I get time before Alfie needs his daily walk (and Dad) and I brace myself for another day of legal bits and bobs. 

One day...well, I know things will be different; but for now, I'm feeling blessed and lucky to be still here.

Take care,

— Ju 

My tweets

  • Wed, 12:47: I often think about the term 'small business'. Does it actually mean self-employment or simply working for yourself? I accept that not every owner/manager wants to grow or scale the business but there's a risk, otherwise, of turning one 'job' into another - with you as the Boss!
  • Wed, 17:58: Just finished speaking to someone about the unfolding climate catastrophe. It feels like we're tinkering with the problem and not addressing so many of the underlying, systemic problems. I know I talk about a new narrative but, truthfully, I don't even think we've got started.
  • Wed, 18:10: Work should be sacred. It rarely is. Certainly, in my lifetime, it's become a means to an end and lacks purpose, meaning and soul. If only companies would tune into that, the world would be a very different place.
  • Wed, 18:25: 👏 https://t.co/3GrQ83bFit
  • Wed, 18:27: It seems so strange that daughter #3, aged 17, is now driving about. It only seems like yesterday I was taking her on her 1st driving lesson -- it was pretty scary!!
  • Wed, 18:30: I follow some wonderful photographers here and on Insta. It's a medium that never ceases to amaze me. I know I take the odd snap but I know my limitations!
  • Wed, 18:38: If you want to know my fav photographer on Twitter, hell, that's easy: @Astrid_Tontson. But I also very much like @DrSteveMarshall and @withnomoney. (sorry if I missed you out.)
  • Wed, 18:47: Alicia Keys: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert https://t.co/vWsiClSq2v / one of my fav sets. https://t.co/NNXnfZdYNM
  • Wed, 19:05: I dug out some old photos today -- I was in my early 20s. It made me realise how much time had elapsed but also how precious is the present moment -- hence the Merton quote.
  • Wed, 19:26: Me and Floz -- daughter #3 -- have spoken about Reading Festival. Seems pretty crazy. She's not going and I wonder how it's going to work in the midst of a pandemic. I feel for the youth of today.
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Handwriting

I'm thinking of starting a new blog on handwriting and some of my favourite pens — biro, rollerball and ink (and of course Blackwing, if pencils are your thing).

What do you think?

I'm not sure.