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The Curt E-mail and Hanlon’s Razor

An e-mail came in and it was brief. No pleasantries; no salutations; just straight-to-the-point. In many cases, that’d be fine. But in this case, it felt curt. There wasn’t a lot of history behind sender and receiver, and the main message wasn’t a particularly pleasant one. Still, having learned about […]

Good plan, poor execution

As some of you may know, I’m into the second year in a row of marathon training. During these two years, especially during the long runs, I’ve had many epiphanies: a-ha! moments and stories that I’m always eager to share with my readers when I get back. Problem is that […]

Following the crowd

herd mentality

Just the other day over coffee a colleague of mine told me about a fascinating video he’d seen. It was about a psychological experiment that showed just how much of a mindless, conforming species we were. 100% emotional; 0% rational. Just part of the herd. Though I’d seen similar ones […]

Health and wealth

This past week has been difficult. I caught a stomach bug. It was awful. I thought I was strong. I was wrong. Throughout the week, I kept thinking: I would pay quite exorbitant amounts of money just to feel healthy again. But alas, money don’t make the sick feel any […]

Calendarising

6:20m: “Have to bring home work tonight,” I said to my wife, “maybe I’ll run tomorrow.” Not the best of starts to my “starting serious training” regime, and frankly quite frustrating. But I’m a professional, and I suck it up. 6:30pm: Maybe, I thought, if I finish early I might […]

How do you start a blog?

I was asked by a colleague how she could start a blog. Wasn’t too sure. “I suppose,” I said, “you just write.” “Write about what?” she asked. “I don’t know. About anything you want to write about, I guess.” Then she asked, “where can you write?” I told her she […]