Right off the bat I should probably say that the title above may be a little misleading, because I honestly believe that tribal thinking is at the root of pretty much everything that is wrong in the world today. By making anyone who isn't part of your tribe, those people who don't look or think … Continue reading Finding your tribe.
I have just returned home from a work day meeting full of networking (bleugh), team-building (ARGHHHH) and workshopping (kill me now). I HATE all of those things. Networking feels mercenary to me (what can I gain from sucking up to or trying to impress this person?) team-building seems pointless to me (we either are a … Continue reading Doing stuff you don’t wanna
I have read a couple of articles about a former grocery store then restaurant, called Shopsin's in New York. They appear as part of the zeitgeist (which I try to partake of sparingly) then fade back to live with the memes about minions and that name that was on everyone's lips for two weeks. The … Continue reading Learning from others
During dark and dismal moments, when our brains rebel and point out the truth that the world is indeed full of thoughtless, anti-intellectual, callous, vicious, smug arseholes, people describe themselves as feeling small and insignificant – as if that’s a bad thing. The fact of that matter is that we ARE small and insignificant. Let’s … Continue reading Size Matters
In a somewhat surprising turn of events (for me, no-one else would care) I have found myself on more trains in the last six weeks than I have taken in the previous 3 years. It is one of the UK's main train lines that I have been travelling on but, fortunately for me, it has … Continue reading No such thing as average.
There are various dates in January given as the day most people will abandon their New Year's resolutions, today being one of them (although I am dubious as to the science behind those sorts of 'facts'). Frankly I am surprised most people make it to the 12th (the other date when most people give up) … Continue reading Down with the Resolution, Viva the Challenge!
I love science. I am not a scientist, but that doesn't stop me from daydreaming about a life of research and discovery. It seems like a pretty achievable dream too. You start by going to university, investing in a lab coat, working hard and living frugally, before buying your own small volcanic island on which … Continue reading The joy of Science.
I was recently summonsed for jury duty. It was a responsibility I took very seriously, as that is how I would want any juror of mine to behave, and it gave me a new perspective on how the justice system works (slowly…very, very slowly). There is a LOT of sitting around waiting for people to … Continue reading Denying boredom with literature.
Having been alive for a number of years, viewing the world from deep within my secret bunker, I have come to the conclusion that all of its problems are down to the human inability to speedily evolve past Fear. If only we could concentrate really hard, dose ourselves with superpower unlocking radiation or a really … Continue reading Fear
Oh Great and Terrifying Blank Page...what shall I fill you with? Pondering the awesome responsibility of writing the first proper article on a blog no-one else will read is indeed daunting. How many big words should I use in the first sentence? Maybe it should be on a light and breezy topic, just in case … Continue reading Journaling doesn’t sound like a real word.