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…

Reflections on why writing matters

With reference once again to Alain de Botton – The Consolations of Philosophy (2000) this time – I have recently been pondering the universality (or otherwise) of a suggestion about why people write. So this is an open question to writers generally, about why you do it. AdB describes Michel de Montaigne’s reason for writing…

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…

Therapy

Please note I do intend for this blog to be mainly about systems thinking, organisational dynamics and worky things, and not usually about me-me-me, but it is also a vanity project and a therapy to write about things which are on my mind. This post is nothing to do with systems thinking and not much…