Old truths, now truths, and some eternal truths that keep me scratching my head.
There is no going backwards only forwards. Do you actually remember ‘normal’ being so fantastic or is it only with hindsight that you’ve started to appreciate what you had and now do not? Instead of talking about going ‘back to normal’, or what the ‘new normal’ is, why not use the opportunity to think about what isn’t going to change (you still need food, shelter, and loving relationships) and what must change, for example, addressing the ecological emergency at global scale.
I thought if I wrote, then maybe we could
Meet up — I wanted to believe you were good
Though you’ve not given me any reason to think this way
I wanted to think it anyway
Just to meet up and chat some day
It’s not like I ever wanted you to stay
The time’s long passed for you to ever be a dad
But I still don’t believe you’re 100% bad
And though I still persist, you’re still ignoring
I know I don’t know your end of the story
But I’ve been doing my very best to reach you…
wake up with no alarm at the waterside and go rowing (if it’s cold water) or swimming (if it’s warm). Later, I’d sit in a cafe writing or reading with a $20 bill as a give-awayable bookmark. I’d go to a beautiful bar and order a soda water in a champagne glass with a slice of lemon and invite a favourite friend to dinner with me.
Turns out your billionaire self might not be so expensive after all.
How much does it cost you to live for one, two, or six months? Can you imagine taking a break from your…
When you’ve too much to do in too little time
Why not put off your work longer with a trip to the sublime?
There’s nothing wrong with some self-gratification
Enjoy multiple benefits of procrasturbation
Who needs drugs to combat stress
When infinite treasures lie await under the dress
You’ll need no time at all to reach your next fix
When you learn your way well round your own box of tricks
You may well debate whether to procrasturbate
So it might not happen right away
But soon off you’ll trot
To your secretive spot
For a well-deserved moment of play
Having recently filled 12 large bin bags from ninja litter-picking a 3km footpath, I was struck by how few energy-drink drinkers had enough energy to throw their litter in the bin. Included in this open letter are 21 positive campaigns Red Bull can do to demonstrate their commitment to the beautiful environment we call home.
Dear the Red Bull,
I am writing to you because it appears some of your wings have holes in them, through which Red Bull cans are falling from the sky and being scattered across the great outdoors.
The athletes of various sports you support —…
My dimension is the best place to be
But things are quite different, as I’m sure you shall see
In my dimension the birds speak French
And roses produce the most foul-smelling stench
Children are teachers and every weekday
Grown-ups go to school to learn how to play
We walk on the clouds and gaze up to the floor
And unlock our houses to get in the door
Drivers drive round in king-size beds
And how do we sleep? Why, we stand on our heads!
So things are quite different, as I’m sure you can see
That my dimension is the…
While you might think that institutions of higher education are good at learning, a quick look at their emergency planning suggests otherwise. Emergencies which happen with relatively high frequency, such as suicide or cyber attacks, are rarely considered in college’s emergency plans. On the other hand, threats occurring with relatively low frequency such as active shooters, bomb threats, and terrorism — feature highly. If you work in higher education and felt ill-prepared for today’s emergencies, the only consolation I can offer is that you are not alone.
Location and price per swim given in USD.
The Covid precautions for my pre-booked swim on Friday 23rd April 2021 required swimmers to arrive “beach-ready”. It was my first swim in a swimming pool in 414 days, I was overjoyed and despite the long break, was delighted to complete one 25m length underwater….next challenge — two lengths!
The only reason I had got a sim card in Singapore was because my sister was about to give birth. With a ‘Lifeproof’ phone case and its ‘4 proof promise: water, dirt, snow, drop’, I thought it would be fun to take underwater…
Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion? Reduced professional efficacy?Negativity, cynicism, or increasing mental distance from your job? If these symptoms are familiar to you, you could be burnt out, which was defined by the World Health Organization as an occupational phenomenon “resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. In James Altucher’s podcast episode 701, he spoke with Natalie Rachel of nomoreburnout.org, who recommended being curious as one way to transform yourself.
Here are 21 ways that you can explore curiosity with low energy.