Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

My Name Is Paul, And I Don’t Have Depression Before I start, let me paint you a picture of my Dad. Imagine you are looking at a newspaper clipping of a workers strike from the 1970’s. My dad is the third guy on the left. In his prime he worked three jobs, seven days a…

Less is fewer is delete

Reading time: < 1 min

It’s been a while since my head was in a ‘decluttering’ mood but it appears to be back. I look around my flat and marvel that I have quite so much stuff. I excuse away all the purchases with valid reasoning that I know doesn’t stand up to much scrutiny. I’ve been pretty good over…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 3 mins

KING: Peyton Manning’s squeaky-clean image was built on lies Thirteen years ago, USA Today obtained 74 pages of explosive court documents on Peyton Manning, Archie Manning, the University of Tennessee, and Florida Southern College that revealed allegations of a sexual-assault scandal, cover up, and smear campaign of the victim that was so deep, so widespread….

Time changes everything

Reading time: 2 mins

Our little poly family spent New Year together, the first time we’d done something like that, and whilst it took a little adjustment (and a few spoons) it was a nice relaxing time for us all. We did a whole lot of nothing, but just being in the same space, all at the same time,…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

My family of four uses Slack and now we can’t imagine life without it Everything changed for the better when we started using Slack at work. We’ve made countless custom integrations; doorbells, intercoms, travel cards, Reddit, lunch menus, git hooks, server monitoring, you name it—we have it. My family has been using Google Calendar for…

Seated

Reading time: 3 mins

I look around at the others. We are all in our usual positions, legs planted firmly on the floor, facing our desks, backs straight. The low murmur of the black machines, the rectangle glow, the clicky-clacky, soft thumps vibrating through wood and metal to the floor. I can feel them through my feet. Our soundtrack…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 3 mins

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind The brain surgery lasted 11 and a half hours, beginning on the afternoon of June 21, 2014, and stretching into the Caribbean predawn of the next day. Science continues to boggle my mind (ha, geddit!) New York Is Going to Turn Off Niagara Falls. Here’s…

Engaged in Long Form

Reading time: 5 mins

Throughout last year I tried to be a little more choosy with my content consumption and as a result, whilst I am definitely consuming more, it feels like what I am consuming better, more higher quality fare. Looking back at 2015, whilst the goals were laudable, I’ve gotten more from the process of deliberately making…

These boots were made for walking

Reading time: 2 mins

With our tickets booked for Glastonbury this year, myself and the two lovely ladies who let me be a part of their lives are determined to be a bit fitter for it. Glastonbury = walking. A LOT of walking and standing around. A LOT of walking and standing around and hills. Basically it’s a big…