The “Lottery Test”

August 1, 2018

I have been encouraged in recent weeks to apply the “Lottery Test” to things I undertake in everyday life. The test is simple. Were I to win the the lottery and be free of financial worries, would I continue doing the things that occupy my week? Read the rest of this entry »


Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard

November 26, 2013

I think it’s important that these days school students know it’s OK to be visible. I suppose it’s always been OK, but as recent initiatives in schools and numerous feel-good videos on YouTube will tell you, standing up┬áto the bullies by standing with the underdog is a powerful and effective strategy and the best way to achieve this is to make the little guy visible.

This is more difficult if you’re a young person travelling through a city centre to commute to school. On the one hand, it’s safer in a city not to stand out too much for fear of attracting attention. On the other, it’s possible to look so small and vulnerable that you automatically become a target. Read the rest of this entry »


Sharing the sweets

April 12, 2013

At a couple of the events I’ve been to where Dan Slee has been allowed to have the floor for even a minute, he’s deployed and espoused a philosophy of “Sharing the Sweets” which I think is astounding in its simplicity.
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Odd Numbers

January 25, 2012

Today I celebrate my 32nd birthday. It’s a good one.

I like numbers, and while 30 was a milestone of sorts, 32 seems better. Read the rest of this entry »