• A Storm is Brewing: Weather and Life Changing Events

    February 1, 2020

    Running Event Stopped in it’s Tracks I was signed up for a half marathon race at Castle Ashby. I was running regularly and well prepared. I had done a couple of longer 20km training runs along with my usual shorter distances. However, sadly, it had to be canceled due to Storm Ciara due to the amount of dead wood that had fallen onto the route and the weather had not improved sufficiently to go ahead with a safe event.

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  • UK Leaves the EU

    January 15, 2020

    As the decade opened, the United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union, marking a historic moment with significant economic and political implications. When I had originally heard the news that we had voted to leave the EU I was gobsmacked. I intuitively felt it was a bad idea and going to have negative consequences.

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  • Discovering Nietzsche via the Philosophize This! Podcast

    January 15, 2020

    I got into the podcast “Philosophize This!” by Stephen West which covered Friedrich Nietzsche in several episodes. Nietzsche was a German philosopher known for his critiques of traditional European morality and religion. His ideas have had a significant impact on philosophy, psychology, and literature. Here are some key concepts often associated with Nietzsche. Will to Power: Nietzsche argued that a fundamental driving force in humans is the “will to power” – a striving for excellence, achievement, and the realization of one’s potential.


  • Tech Innovations at CES 2020

    January 1, 2020

    I attended a call with a tech specialist on CES 2020. CES 2020 showcased a variety of groundbreaking technological innovations across different sectors. Here’s a brief overview of some key innovations: NEON Artificial Humans: NEON, a project by Samsung’s STAR Labs, introduced lifelike AI avatars that could interact and engage with users in a remarkably human-like manner. These artificial humans were designed for tasks such as customer service and personal assistance.

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  • Encouraging Quotes 8

    November 6, 2019

    John Lennon Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time Dalai Lama This is my simple religion: There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness Tony Gaskins If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs Napolean Bonapart The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone

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