I have just finished reading Running With The Kenyans by Adharanand Finn. The book is an account of an amateur runner's experience of spending six months living in Kenya in the town that many world class endurance runners live and train. The book examines what factors contribute to the Kenyan's …
Randolph Lalonde is a self published author who has written my current favourite sci-fi series Spinward Fringe.
Yesterday he posted that he has now had more than 1 million downloads and is celebrating this achievement and 10 years of self publishing with a sale on all his books.
Last year, some friends came to visit and we went out to a local park, then stopped in a cafe for some food. While we were waiting for our food to arrive, our friends got out their adventure book. This is a notebook which they write in when they go …
I would like to thank Simon Drew, for producing The Practical Stoic Podcast. Simon has been producing three episodes a week and has over 200 episodes now.
He makes a very clear and patient presentation of many aspects of modern stoicism including lots of advice.
To weeks tomorrow I attended my first lunchtime yoga session.
The sessions were have been hosted at work during Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few years now but I only considered joining in at the end of last year1.
I decided to join in mostly because after doing the …
Last year I was given a traditional safety razor as a present and I have been using it for the past year.
My main reason for wanting to change to using the older style of razor was the environmental aspect.
I didn't like using disposable razor heads.
The mix of …
One of the joys of parenthood is getting to watch kid's TV, often the same episodes many times.
It is nice to introduce the young ones to shows that you watched as a child but it is inevitable that you will have to watch some of the new shows as …
Last night we had friends staying over with the aim of playing some board games together.
It was a really pleasant evening catching up, though with all the chatting, it didn't leave as much time for games as we had wished.
Last night I finish reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande.
I remember hearing about the book when it first came out but have only just now got around to reading it.
The book is about 75% explanation about how awsome checklists are in various fields such as aviation, medicin …
Last night we tested out our new family tent.
Previously we used a 4-man dome tent which worked well enough for two of us.
It also was fine at EMF in 2016 when the weather was really hot, so we (two adults and a toddler) didn't mind hanging around outside …
I recently bought a Basil Urban Fold Messenger bag from
Shortly after receiving the bag, they sent an email requesting a review of their
site however the place to review it is their facebook page (and I am not
currently using facebook).