This week I have failed to meet my weekly deadline. When life gets in the way, you unfortunately have to put your greater priorities first...
This week I wanted to share an old post I wrote way back in 2017. This post will always have fond memories as I view it as my first good post, and was the first time I thought, maybe I can be half decent at this writing lark. However I did have worries, wondering if … Continue reading A Look Back: Why Bucket Lists Are Bad
It felt like we’d spent more than a life time's worth of visits to the accident and emergency unit this year. My eyes became heavy, and my head thumped from dehydration. Meanwhile my youngest, sat upright on my knee, watching over the waiting room like a sentinel, as she rested the back of her delicate … Continue reading Having a Bad Day…
“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.” Mark Nepo The check-in guard gazed over my body with vigilance, distracted in his professional duties by the purple butterfly bag draped over my left shoulder. The stern, dower face softened, and I knew a witty comment had arisen into his head the moment a glowing grin heightened … Continue reading Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream
In this week’s episode of things I wouldn’t care about if social media didn’t tell me to be outraged about … is the story of Fatima the Ballerina, who is being targeted by HM Government for a future role providing the last line of defence in the event of a cyber-attack. This has met some … Continue reading Fatima Gets a Job in Cyber Security: The Nation Loses its Mind!
This is just an opinion... Firstly, thank you for making it this far - despite the endless bombardment on television, social media..., your work place - you were brave enough to endure another coronavirus post... sort of. I could have easily ignored the subject and post a standard generic post like there was not a … Continue reading Everyone’s catching it, no not coronavirus… first fever
Take the real world offline challenge! This has been a good week! I've been off work and utilised my free time spending it with my family. My intention was to spend a bit more on writing, but that didn't work out as I felt more driven to spend time offline, focus on my family and … Continue reading Take the real world offline challenge!
The 21st century needs an awakening Recently I watched the 1990 film Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Robin Williams plays consultant Malcolm Sayer in a mental hospital, overseeing a bunch of patients in a catatonic state. The staff generally have a widely accepted belief the people are dead inside, which Sayer rejects … Continue reading The 21st century needs an awakening
"Everybody is talking about this issue, why are they not doing anything about it?" Being an environmentalist, this was something I heard all the time at events like this. My main issue with this statement is the assumption from the individual that environmental sustainability is everyone's main priority. The reason they (i.e. the politicians) were … Continue reading Bubbles
My dad joked when my daughter was born "Facebook has replaced the newspaper for announcements" It was a statement I couldn't help think and laugh about (perhaps inappropriately) when I read about the premature death of a former work colleague. The Internet is supposed to bring us closer together, I can read hundreds of unsolicited … Continue reading The sense of it all
It took nearly seven months before I decided to publish on the Manifesto of Perfection again, the place I recorded my thoughts and opinions of all things self-improvement. Last week I marked my return, where for the first time ever I featured work that wasn't my own - a beautiful poem by Charles Bukowski 'So you want … Continue reading Slight return
Hi all, I have recently taken the time to update and add my 'Where to Start' page to the sites menu. This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014. I have broke these down into … Continue reading The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?