It is always a fine line to tread when one has a very strong agenda for change, between the political and the supra-political. Especially so when the issue in question lacks the fluidity that allows many of the most useful debates to have their natural rhythm. But as today is “Brexit Day”, it is both … Continue reading Changing Conversations
The other day I was reading an article on a recruitment site about what HR people think when an applicant has on their CV they are a member of Mensa. I knew where it was going, of course. And, sure enough, I was right. It wouldn’t actually stop this guy hiring someone, but if it … Continue reading Whose Problem Is the Box?
You can download a pdf of this press release here - please feel free to use it, but please make sure to include a link back. Thank you. The project's page is here. The Dandelion Project Press Release: 10 March 2017, immediate effect From a 100 mile row to multiplying eight digit numbers in his … Continue reading The Dandelion Project
TED is the thing many in how-to and life-improvement and, I guess, culture in general love to hate. I love watching TED talks from time to time. Today, on International Women's Day, I've been rewatching one of my heroes, Anna Frost, talking about the brilliant non-profit Sisu Girls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4PUl-HZvf8 The problem with TED is that … Continue reading We Need to Talk About TED
At the risk of sounding like a mix between Jarvis Cocker, Tolkien and a motivational meme, every journey must start somewhere, so it might as well start here. So, where is here? I don't look like someone who'd do challenges. I am 45. I am very overweight - the scales indicate 113 kg (17 st … Continue reading Starting from here: The Dandelion Challenge
After what feels like a hibernation in which much of my physical training has been set decidedly to “ticking over”, this week marked a return to training. That has coincided with a number of things, the first of which is the utterly arbitrary calendrical one of it being the beginning of March. Second, this week … Continue reading Mind-Body Challenge