Spontaneity is dead. I’ve only been back from Kenya for a couple of weeks and already my diary is chock-a-block full for every evening and weekend for the next couple of months. How did this happen? I’m sure this isn’t part of the simplicity process? Certainly it is nice to feel so ‘wanted’ by others … Continue reading It’s out of the Diary
Imagine you are a gourmet chef, preparing the meal of your lifetime. With one caveat – you only have your local supermarket to shop in. How carefully would you select each and every spinach leaf? How long would you spend at the butchery counter, trying to find that perfect cut of beef? Think of the … Continue reading Making a Meal of Life
Ladies and Gentlemen, can I have your attention? I said ATTENTION Google makes billions of dollars by grabbing tiny pieces of it from the periphery of your web experience. Other marketers make their living by capturing it through billboards, magazines, newspapers, the television and prevalent logos. I'm asking you for yours for a moment now, … Continue reading Attention!
Time plays more of a part in my life than I thought it did. Perhaps, if I pause for a moment, plays more of a part than anything else. In time, I hope to get better at it, although that hope directly undermines the point of this blog, which is to reduce dreams and increase … Continue reading Tempus Fugitive
If my 18-year-old self heard my current self’s internal monologue, he’d probably begin lobotimising in earnest. I’m cocooned within a mosquito net, having read another chapter of my book and am ready to sleep. That in itself is not the problem. Books have always been and will always be cool. The problem is it is … Continue reading Going To Bed Early – The New Rock and Roll
Thank God I didn’t decide to train to be an architect. Not because I don’t like them, or what they do. In fact, building a house here in Kenya has given me a huge appreciation for the art of building. But because, from my limited experience of dealing with architects, I’ve learnt they have to … Continue reading The Tortoise Architect Vs The Entreprenhare
When thinking about the VLD, I decided to do some research into taking time off in general. Yes, there is a delightful irony in spending time working on finding out about taking time off... but I enjoyed it, so there. It seems I'm not alone when it comes to promoting VLD (Very Lazy Days). Some … Continue reading How To Do Lazy Days Properly (Part 2)