Why I blog

Reading time: 2 mins I’ve always enjoyed words, reading and writing. At school English was my favourite subject, with Physics a close second (if there had been a computing O Grade I would probably have taken that instead). My parents are both teachers and much of my inquisitive nature was fuelled by books; I still have, and treasure, a […]

Healthy Achievements

Reading time: 4 mins The health kick has stalled again but I think I’ve figured out why. I need a goal. I need an achievement. In the past I’ve managed to tackle a 10KM run, and a 47 mile cycle ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh and, more recently, I took part in a local 5KM event. All of them […]

Where I stand

Reading time: 3 mins Note: Iโ€™ve not made any explicit references but this post may contain triggers. Somewhere in my head there is a grouping of thoughts. Iโ€™m trying to write down some of these thoughts because Iโ€™m fed up with them being whipped up into a frenzy in my head, leaving me annoyed and angry by the actions […]

The Death of Tradition

Reading time: 3 mins Job titles are one thing, but what do you actually do? Are you a ‘traditional’ Technical Author or a modern technical communications professional? Is there a difference? I think there is, I think there is a distinction between the two although I’m not quite sure where that line is drawn and, as with most things […]


Reading time: < 1 min It seems like no time since I was looking forward to the summer. The holiday in Singapore was months away, Pedal for Scotland was a spot in the distance and ohhh yes I was gonna get so much done. In the past I think I’d now be sitting here saying “Christ, it’s almost November, what […]