Sometime when you’re feeling important;Sometime when your ego’s in bloom;Sometime when you take it for granted,You’re the best qualified in the room:Sometime when you feel that your going,Would leave an unfillable hole,Just follow these simple instructions,And see how they humble your soul. Take a bucket and fill it with water,Put your hand in it upContinue reading “The Indispensable Man”
A Christmas card arrived today from an old friend who was a patient before she and her family became firm friends. The fact that she called my successor by my name 15 years after I moved on made me smile.
Probably the best daily blogger of the several I read. Here’s the profile of a true polymath, an excellent writer and sharer of knowledge. I often do not understand fully the subjects he covers but I always come away feeling grateful for his insights. Yesterday’s blogpost featured a long discussion on Brexit, which he was against, withContinue reading “Who I read – John Naughton”
I can identify with this very much. The introduction from Michael Palin’s Diary “Travelling to Work” “This is the rough and ready on the spot account of a fundamentally wary and conservative soul drawn to risk like a moth to a flame. Someone who is convinced that his gut instinct is more important than allContinue reading “Thinking point.”
I need say no more..
A wonderful spoof via the essential John Naughton’s Memex Friday I’m walking by the Embankment when I see a man, in black suit and bowler with a briefcase standing by a tree. He says, “Hello, Dominic, it’s been a long time.” “Who are you?” I ask. “Don’t you remember me?” he says. “Were you onContinue reading ““My week” by Dominic Cummings – an exerpt”
(With apologies to Roger McGough, plus any excuse to play Steely Dan) Got up, had breakfast. Showered and had a shave. Read the Black Friday offers in my in-box. Deleted the Black Friday offers in my in-box. Had another shave.
Paul Rees (no relation – as far as I am aware) writing in The Breakdown. Take the “row” out of “crowd” and what are you left with? CD, a disc which is one way of trying to develop an atmosphere in an empty stadium. Home teams are having to generate their own energy with theContinue reading “Home Advantage”
….when it was announced that Eddie Van Halen had died from metastatic throat cancer at the age of 65…his death marked the end of a 20-year battle against cancer that, as he told Billboard in 2015, included a partial removal of his tongue (partial glossectomy) for tongue cancer. The cancer had already spread to his throat and esophagusContinue reading “Eddie Van Halen’s death from oral cancer”