OK so this week I have had a bit of an opportunity to play on Twitter. I found the interactions quite telling and it further confirms a slightly depressing view that we nearly always respond and make decisions emotionally in a subconscious fashion. Our conscious reasoning often there just to rationalise what we have already … More Brexit Gameshow
Once upon a time I thought that people aspired to make rational decisions. Now I don’t really think they do, people just act, and the reasons given to explain actions are just stories made up to justify them. Sometimes the stories make us feel good at how clever we are, and sometimes they excuse our … More Irrationally Rational
This week I have been trying to write a joke. I failed, forced to come to the conclusion that I am just not clever enough to be funny. The joke started with a simple premise, a classic setup line. A Creationist, a Flat Earther, and a Brexiter walk into a pub, and then I got … More A Flat Earther, a Creationist and a Brexiter.
This post has been a long time coming and there are various reasons for that as always. Still excuses are worth nothing so I won’t waste your time. What is important is that I have come to the conclusion that I no longer have the patience or time for the mental gymnastics it takes to … More 3 True tales
My life has changed. Over the last few weeks quite a lot has happened. I knew it would, I even said as much. I distinctly remember writing that there would be a before 10 in 10 and an after. What I didn’t know then was just exactly how it was going to change and how … More In again to Begin again
After my recent summer excursion I was told not to run. My Achilles heel was damaged and I was told to take 6 weeks or so off running to recover. Of course like all runners it made me decidedly twitchy. In an attempt to alleviate the heeby geebies I had a go at walking. Having … More Walk Don’t Walk
Just over a week ago I stopped running. Well not permanently. For the previous 10 days I had run a marathon every day and I haven’t run since. To be brutally honest I didn’t run every step, there was some walking involved especially up the hills and, as it was reputed to be the hottest … More 10 in 10, so what was that all about then?
I did my first marathon because I was inspired by a Hundred Clubber wannabe. I looked up to her because she seemed so normal, you would never be able to guess she was some kind of super runner who had completed more than 50 marathons. There was no clue that most weekends she was out … More Not bothered!
One of the reasons I like running distances is that it gives me time to think. When I blogged regularly it was my long runs that gave me the space to think and plan. Over the last 18 months though not only have I not had the time and energy to write in the same … More Big Moments.
Last week I was sat on a train on my way to Edinburgh to run another bloody marathon, as if doing 10 in 10 days is not enough for the year. It was crowded and hot and like so many others in that tin box I watched a film. It was called ‘A monster calls’. … More Just sometimes.