I just finished reading The Martian by Andy Weir. I enjoyed it a lot, especially the exhaustive details—and the attitude. NASA isn’t the only place you can find it, but it has been damned hard to find elsewhere. As shorthand … Continued
Two good things I loved to use have come to an end, Nando’s loyalty card (not allowing transfers from old to new) and TransportDirect (for which there was no true equivalent).
In business you need customers, and you need suppliers… but sometimes you just need a friend.
Despite an uneven start to 2014, on the whole it’s a decent economic picture for the time being. After what we went through in recent years, I hope we will all make hay while the sun is shining.
I can’t recall the last time I saw a November and early December like this year’s in the UK. I am delighted to see economic recovery here. But it has more ground to cover before it will be a solid, healthy recovery.
It is possible to endure all manner of trials and tribulations without a routine ritual of thankfulness and hopefulness. But it is harder without such a ritual.
If you’re struggling with something and you aren’t in the States, I highly recommend at least a private annual Thanksgiving ritual. Even if it’s just with a cheap turkey sandwich.
Last week was exciting! The Shropshire Astronomical Society asked me to speak at the first meeting of the viewing season on Saturday 7 September 2013. They wanted to hear what it was like working on the Space Shuttle. I moved … Continued
Redefining the word impossible as a challenge instead of a barrier isn’t just about technical or physical possibility. It applies to practically anything.
In every field, if you really look, you can tell who the standouts are by how they behave.
Ghosts aren’t the only things that haunt. Past actions do too. Everybody makes mistakes, and those mistakes haunt us. But I would rather work with people who try to do well than with those who intentionally do not. Wouldn’t you?