September 7th, 2021

Passing a nice quiet time

Padstow Harbour
Padstow Harbour

Good morning from a slightly chilly Devon.

I've the new puppy at my feet — he's asleep for now — and I'm sat here listening to some wonderful jazz, having finished my first cup of coffee.

What could be better?

Not much.

If only life was this simple.

Take care.

— Julian 

My tweets

  • Mon, 18:45: The Case for Working With Your Hands by Matthew Crawford – review / I do hope, as I move into the last 1/3 of my life, that I don't end it sitting at a keyboard. This book and others remind us that there's much to be discovered in working with our hands.
  • Tue, 06:00: “An hour of contemplation is preferable to a lifetime of ambition, though neither produces tangible results.” ― Eugene Thacker, Infinite Resignation: On Pessimism
  • Tue, 07:00: I just published: "Keeping busy"
  • Tue, 07:37: Out and about
  • Tue, 07:47: Asking a better question is definitely a skill not only in the words used but in trying to understand the dominant narrative that holds sway and influences our beliefs, rules and actions. Without that insight, and speaking personally, it often feels as if I'm talking to myself.
  • Tue, 09:55: Here now — a little office time with the boys.
  • Tue, 10:00: Definitely feels odd that, for the first time in a very long time, none of my kids are going to school. All now working or near to finishing Uni.
  • Tue, 10:03: I do hope those starting their training contracts, at their chosen law firm, have an idea what they want to do with all that learning and don't fall into the trap of constantly trying to please the partners, working stupid hours and billing everything that moves.
  • Tue, 10:33: In law (and other sectors I suspect), I never understood the title Business Development Manager. Keeping things the same and not rocking the good ship PEP seemed to be the order of the day.
  • Tue, 11:17: We should feel compelled or are compelled to write about things that matter but that doesn't mean we've to share it online or elsewhere. (A bit like all those Tweets I've written in my head, but never published.)