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What kept me going in 2021

I’m in no doubt that 2021 was a challenging year for many of us, multiple lockdowns, COVID anxiety, mental health issues, travel disruptions and the world seeming to lurch from crisis to crisis.  As I did my end of year reflection, I made a list of the things that

What kept me going in 2021
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This year I learned - 2021

Writing a weekly newsletter is a privilege. Each week, a growing list of people give me few minutes attention, and I get to share the stuff I find interesting. I didn’t expect a return, but it appears that writing ‘Stuff’ has also been an amazing way to learn a

This year I learned - 2021
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Universal Basic Income

I spent my morning commute listening to Scroobius Pip interview Rutger Bregman about his new book, Utopia for Realists. One of the core subjects was the concept of Universal Basic Income, which has interested me for a long time. Not a new ideaThe idea of a Universal Basic Income has

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Building Dynasties

Yesterday, I woke up in the future. A man, with a private company, has sent a rocket to space and left a car in orbit. It's truly the stuff of wild science fiction. I was just 6 weeks old when a man stepped on the moon, and a teenager when

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The Shortest of Poems

It's National Poetry Day in the UK, and Twitter is full of posts tagged #nationalpoetryday , its nice that for just one day more people are thinking about poetry. I only know two poems by heart, this one: “Come Home.” — George McDonald - The Sweetest and Shortest of SongsAnd this one

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Memories

I was listening to some music yesterday which reminded me heavily of listening to music back in my early teen bedroom at home. I had an Alba music system, and a small stack of vinyl.  I was in a transition from the 'pop' music of my childhood, into discovering something

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