It started with the need to make it to Christmas, then make it to the end of January...then the relaxation would begin, at least that was the plan. December was a blur of deadlines parties and presentations. It seemed as if the 'end' would never arrive and when it did... I crashed, not in the physical sense, … Continue reading Finding last known reset point.
So I haven't published much lately. I have written a lot of stories but they are not ready to be put on line... West Sussex offered the chance to take stock recently, a 2 day off site with a great bunch of people and amazing surroundings. I found myself thinking about a lot during morning training, … Continue reading It’s been a year…
So I ended up in a demonstration tonight... not by choice it was simply on my way home. A few minutes after leaving the office all I could see was cyclists lying on the road at Bank intersection... I was to learn this was a 'die in'. There were thousands of 'dead cyclists' littered on the road- … Continue reading Demonstrations
Sitting on a train is where I do most of my writing. I should be composing the report from yesterdays assessment but trains make me feel nostalgic-back home as a child the whole idea of getting on a train was filled with curiosity and figity excitement. The reality was completely different, Iaronrod Eireann ( Irish … Continue reading Nostalgia…
A good movie is a trap door to another world, I am pretty much character aligned when it comes to movies, I like strong leading characters that engage me right from the off. True they usually have some sort of weakness that they often need to overcome in an often predictable pattern but if I’m … Continue reading Escapism
I am on my way from the office to the dojo it’s December, cold and dark and I ride from the city of London to Wimbledon. It has been a frantic, stressful day in work and I have had little time to conjure up a class for the 2 hours of training that will shortly … Continue reading Being Sensei
I often think of great things to write about and work up an idea in my head only to find that if I did write what was thinking someone would be either hurt or want to hurt me. Which isn’t my intention. I like to provoke but not to the point of causing hurt. In … Continue reading People watching