Fifteen words for Fifteen

January 1, 2015

As previously noted, I tend not to value New Year’s Resolutions as a viable move forward. They are somewhat arbitrary and can be both vague and tragically optimistic. So instead I am focussing this coming year on simple things I can do to improve my life and livelihood which don’t have a fixed outcome but a continuous benefit. Five points, each only three words long. That’s not a lot of words. It’s shorter than most psalms, and will most certainly fit on a T-shirt. Or as I like to think of it, aimed right at my attention span. Here are mine:

  • More family time
  • Enjoy more exercise
  • Play more music
  • Read more books
  • Remember the highs

…and that’s it. May 2015 bring all you want, or failing that at least provide more than you need.


Now you see them, but they’re not there.

December 31, 2014

When you look at this optical illusion, you should see grey-black spots appearing at the places where white lines cross.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/HermannGrid.gif

Let me tell you now, in case you had any doubt,┬áthat those dots aren’t really there. I know this to be true. I can’t show you what it looks like without the dots though, because your eyes will always add the dots in. Read the rest of this entry »


Armageddon and Decent Coffee

January 13, 2013

Among my excellent haul of gifts at Christmas was an Amazon voucher. Although in theory I despise them for their tax-dodging scumbaggery, I resolved to spend the loot wisely and it helped that my ever loving wife had given me a Kindle.

Ah, the Kindle. Wonderful invention, and the Amazon sale started on Christmas Day itself so early birds could start loading their Kindles with discount loveliness. Read the rest of this entry »