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One day of happy things

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Today I kept an eye out for happy things, happy sights, and happy people: First thing in the morning, I hit my phone’s monthly data limit, which meant I was unable to brood inside my own self-curated digital echo chamber, and consequently put the phone away and looked around more. Two women who walked past […]

Fancy dress in Cove

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To Cove in Scotland, for a fancy dress party and a day out on the Waverley. It’s lovely up there. More photos

Fancy dress in Cove

Presenting is performance

Published in work, working in the open.

so rehearse like it’s a show Every time someone asks me or one of my friends for advice about writing a presentation, the first thing we’re likely to do is point them to Russell’s useful blog posts. They are: Doing the hard work to make it big Doing the hard work to make it clear Doing […]

Seeing things

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I commute long-distance. Most weeks, I’m on a train early on a Monday or Tuesday morning, crossing the UK from west to east, Wiltshire to London. There’s a lot to long-distance commuting that’s less than fun, but one of the upsides is what you can see out of the window – as long as you […]

Seeing things

Start in the middle, write the beginning later

Published in notes, work, working in the open.

Matt Jukes tweeted about a familiar situation the other day:  “Home early as I really needed to write a paper – but now I am staring at a blank text file and occasionally writing then deleting a title.” I know what he means. A lot of people do. That terror of the blank page is something I’ve […]