The art of living

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I have not been feeling very wise, my thoughts unworthy of publication. When people ask after my wellbeing, the usual answer is “home life is great, family are fine, social life’s good, but…” and tailing off into a disingenuous shrug, both hoping and fearing further questioning. And I…

The meaning of biscuits

With thanks to a recommendation from AM, this week I have been mostly reading Alain de Botton. This has fed my philosophical need (expressed in Does it Matter… post last week) to find my place in the world and understand a) why I need it to matter, and b) whether the work itself has to…

Coping Tactics

I have recently realised that what I am looking for is a role I would gladly do at least 80% of for free. This is quite a profound insight – for me – as it comes coupled with a secondary realisation that my old job (same organisation) was probably quite close to this nirvana. Notwithstanding…