The Most Beautiful Timelapse I’ve Ever Seen

The world is huge and yet so small. I’m not usually a fan of time lapse photography. I was captured by this though. The colours, the clouds, the stars, the storms, the sunsets, and the sunrises – it’s all beautiful: It was brought to my attention by Brad Feld. Thanks Brad.

Crazy Ideas

Sometimes I find it hard to sleep. Either getting to sleep, or waking up at 2am and not drifting off until 6am. I’m wide awake. Wired. A million things racing through my mind. Lots of crazy ideas. Today for example. I’ve had 2.5 hours sleep. I’m not working today but I hate feeling that tired. I can get by on […]

Blade Runner 2049

I watched Blade Runner 2049 at the IMAX last week. It’s visually stunning. Beautifully shot, and I love the immersive experience you get at the IMAX – it’s massive and the sound is so good! I’m not a huge fan of the original. Like a colleague of mine said, it’s ahead of its time but “thin on story”. 2049 makes […]

Ray Dalio on Principles, Strengths and Weaknesses

I listened to Ray Dalio promoting his new book on Tim Ferriss’ podcast recently. I promptly bought the book, which must be one of my most highlighted so far. Here’s Ray’s TED talk where he talks about building Bridgewater, (one of the most successful investment companies in the world), and some of the secrets behinds its success.   I love […]

Musings on Domestic Abuse

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, I was reminded of two recent conversations. One was about sexual discrimination, another was on domestic abuse. Why? I recently caught up with a family member who I don’t see often. Let’s call him Tim. On greeting Tim, Andrew shook his hand, and Tim yelped in pain. Apparently, he had spent […]

Emmy Inspired Thoughts on Sexual Discrimination

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, reminded me of two conversations I had over the weekend. One was about discrimination. The other was on domestic violence. It was while watching Elizabeth Moss, (who had just won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale), being interviewed backstage. Elizabeth described how, in relation to […]

On Not Being Able to Have Children

Having children seems to be the easiest way to give your life meaning and direction. And for most people it’s what they’ve always expected of their future. Having their own family is what they always dreamed of having – many since they were kids themselves. It’s a right of passage. You get a job, fall in love, (buy a property), […]

NHS and the WannaCrypt Virus

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the NHS. However, I was pretty shocked and majorly disappointed when I learnt that parts of the NHS’ IT system was run on Windows XP…. By now most people would have heard about the ransom ware attack that managed to affect most of the world’s countries and cause a huge amount of chaos […]

Synchronicity, Fate, and Coincidences

Coincidences – “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.” They’re weird. They seem so random, yet, what are the chances, surely it’s synchronicity in action? Do they mean anything? Actions have innumerable repercussions. They cause ripples that reverberate through the universe with consequences that we will never appreciate or see. It’s like that famous Steve Jobs […]