This December is the first time I’ve observed Advent. I mean really intentionally observed it. While I love this season as much as anyone, I usually don’t make the most of it. I’m usually distracted by whatever it is I’m working on and, by the time Christmas comes around, I get swept up in whatever… Continue reading Why I’m celebrating Advent for the first time by fasting Twitter
I have been on a writing journey. Having blogged for many years, I started studying for my Master’s degree and began reflecting seriously on questions of source critique and academic authority. I also hung around Twitter, watching the venom with which people pounce on the smallest mistake or slightest revelation of imperfection. These two journeys… Continue reading Deciding to hit publish
Last night I dreamed that I bumped into Nassim Nicholas Taleb in a cafe. He was sat thinking, recording his ideas via audio note on his mobile phone. Then his phone rang and he spoke to someone in Arabic for a few minutes. After the phonecall I introduced myself. I told him how inspired I… Continue reading Stop falling for the allure of News FOMO
A couple of things I realised through living without a computer for 4 months.
Having a positive outlook on life is vital if you’re going to stir up change in the world around you. I Didn’t Start Out Thankful When I arrived in South Africa for the first time, I discovered I had some unrealistic expectations of what a change of location could do. I thought that moving would… Continue reading How I Became More Thankful