Monthly Archive: May 2014

I’m Being Tested

The rash that started on my chest now covers all of my abdomen, half of my arms, and is creeping up my face to my lips.  It doesn’t respond to anything, in fact most topical treatments just aggravate it.  It’s phenomenally itchy but I get a few hours a days...

Holiday Reading

For the first time in living memory I’m taking two weeks holiday, well actually a week’s holiday followed by a think week.  I’m going to be on the east coast, starting at Scarborough with the family and then moving a few miles down the coast to Filey for a week...

Designing Organisations

I’m designing an organisation again this week, which will make about 7 in my career so far.  It’s a fun job, but not as fun as designing products and service offerings.  When I’ve designed products I’ve always felt that I have great creative freedom, specially when designing for software development. ...

The People Who Shaped My Life

I’ve just started to read the classic Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and it opens with a description of the people who shaped his life.  It struck me that I’m gradually forgetting the names of those that shaped mine, so I had better get them written down quickly, they are important...

Give Back

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. I consider myself incredibly lucky and I try to practice being grateful for that luck, but being grateful isn’t enough, over the years...

What I Like (Favourite Podcasts)

This post is part of my What I Like series Podcasts are a huge part of my life, I spend a lot of time driving and on the move (walking and cycling) during the day and I’m often on my own.  Podcasts keep me company, entertained and educated.  I almost...

Feed Your Mind

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. Back when I was about 12 years old I broke free from my teachers at school and started to feed my mind according...