Mindmaps and diagrams

As some will know, I’m very fond of creating mindmaps and flowcharts. I think they provide a very flexible way of looking at how things flow and interact. Sometimes I’m not sure of how exactly my ideas would come together. So, I’d put them into a mindmap and move thingsRead More

Is learning to type a good investment?

As usual I’ll start with what investment means. Loads of people will have jumped to thinking of £ or $ signs instantly, I just know it. Investment in the context of this post means putting in some effort, time or work and getting some advantage out of it. The advantageRead More

What’s the problem with keyboard shortcuts

Over the years I’ve seen how people use word-processors. In fact the term has almost gone completely out of vogue. Most people in work environments use Microsoft Word. In the pandemic period documents would regularly have been shared in a group on a big screen and somebody would be typing.Read More

Ordinary world – I will learn to survive

In your youth you enjoy a song for the way it sounds. Across many songs from the 70s and 80s, I realise that I had not paid much attention to lyrics. In my later years I discover much deeper meanings. I now pay attention to the ‘words’. The 80s wasRead More

A bit of surgery

Well no, it wasn’t surgery on me. It was on my phone. About a year ago my Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL was giving up the ghost. So, I bought a Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro. The problem with the Zenfone was that it was losing power rapidly after charging.Read More

Liars the lot

This is gonna be a shorter one. Who are these liars? They are none other than my so-called friends and almost non-existent family! Mostly on a weekend, I do my blogging and send links to others. The emerging pattern is: Quick response. Some comment that shows they have done theRead More

The support people seek

Lately I’ve been thinking about ‘support’. As always I ask, “What does it mean?” What do people think it means? What people don’t consider in providing or receiving support is that it can be dysfunctional or destructive. The reasons why the latter are almost never considered or weighed in theRead More

Calm detachment – four ends of the rope

Lots of people make decisions that are driven by emotions, and wrapped in emotion.  Just to be clear, I’m not saying that such decisions are necessarily wrong. It is well known from Damasio’s research that emotions are an activator of some sort. Whilst emotions can drive actions and decisions, decision-makingRead More

Manipulation

This is not an academic exploration of what manipulation means. Read that again. You don’t get a ‘balanced perspective’. You get unbalanced originality. If you don’t like that bugger off now! The trouble with words is that people want perfect definitions. The reality is that, it is rare for wordsRead More

What’s in the Bhagavad Gita?

Most Westerners will not have heard of the Bhagavad Gita or even read anything from it, or about it. If I then say, “It’s a Hindu text,” that then leads a proportion of Westerners to go, “Never heard of it.. I’m a Christian.. I don’t have time for this.” Brilliant!Read More

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