Writer's block, Part II So, it had been decided that I wasn't too old to write another book. So what could be the problem? If there is an external reason why this book wasn't getting written, I can either change something and write, or at least get the message and move on. Writing a book … Continue reading Reclaiming the magic morning hours
I was feeling anxious for no apparent reason. I checked in with "my" cognitive therapist. We decided I was feeling a big fat lack in my life of a big fat writing project, the sort that brings me not mere pleasure but sustained joy, the sort of project that makes me leap out of bed … Continue reading Let the sabbatical begin!
I am proud of this Heath Robinson contraption in my study. My unique and glorious video recording booth is the result of about ten months' trial and error and ingenious problem solving. What problems, you ask? Multiple engineering problems associated with recording short video lectures for my new online courses, for example: reduce echo to get a clear and friendly small … Continue reading Classic DIY recording booth
I like lists. Writing them. Ticking the boxes. Moving on. But sometimes I feel my life is becoming one great list, or worse, a monstrous database of lists within lists within lists. A scatty bitsiness pervades my life. I hear many retired people say they are busier than ever. Busy is good ... up to a point. But … Continue reading Ageing by the book: too many ticks and crosses