Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup! and surely I’ll be mine! And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld…

Shepherds and Kings

In the Christmas story, the baby comes for everyone – from the highest of the high to the lowest of the low… with a bias towards the unwashed and agricultural. Who are you working for? Which side do you lean…

2001

One of the great pleasures of writing a daily post here has been watching the steady trickle of visitors coming through. In the last 365 days, a little over 900 visitors from 61 countries (list below) have viewed this blog…

Old buildings

I love old buildings , and I usually feel a strange sort of curiosity mixed with nostalgia for the people and cultures that made them. Just in the UK I’d love to see the castle garrisoned by knights and squires,…

Gifts

What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? Paul of Tarsus – First Letter to the Corinthians Count your gifts: knowledge, skills, dispositions and…

Keepy uppies

Try playing keepy uppies with your projects: Do something every day, however small, to move them on and keep them alive Find friends for the project – people doing similar work, people interested in what you’re working on – and…

198

DC had 198 views in March, from 82 visitors. In internet terms, this is a pitiful statistic. Almost no-one reads anything I write. But I love it. Even apart from the fact that I write DC for reasons other than…

Seasons

Seasons are a great tool for starting and ending well. They allow low-stakes launches and clean breaks. They make intensity easier by allowing fallow time and regeneration. Seasons make it clear where you’re going, and for how long: “Season one…