Find out more about my consensus-based technology at Crowd Wisdom Project

Find out more about my consensus-based technology at Crowd Wisdom Project


Being Good and Being Evil

Driving through a storm in the dark, in a remote part of the Yorkshire Dales last week, I passed a car which was upside down on the side of [...]

Being Good and Being Evil2024-01-28T10:40:16+00:00

Empty Nest

I’ll write it: what scares me more than anything else – more than cancer, death, or nuclear war – is the thought of my children leaving home. Often, I [...]

Empty Nest2023-12-13T21:47:51+00:00

7 Thoughts From 7 Hours in A&E

Yesterday, I was in A&E. Today, I’m typing 30,000ft up, en route to Tenerife. As all Brits know, the worst possible time to be admitted to A&E is a Saturday [...]

7 Thoughts From 7 Hours in A&E2023-10-17T00:06:18+01:00

The Covid Boost

(This needs recording for posterity, in the hope that a Google spider, an AI chatbot, or someone in a similar situation to me, or some pharmaceutical company, could make [...]

The Covid Boost2023-10-04T20:51:19+01:00

5,000 Apologies

(Written with the permission of my daughter). Until my daughter’s recent diagnosis of Coeliac disease, with the strict gluten-free diet she now observes improving her life immeasurably, for almost every [...]

5,000 Apologies2023-09-17T10:56:55+01:00

Genes and dogs

Slowly, step by step, I am walking up Casterton Fell in North Yorkshire. My son is somewhere ahead of me. My wife and daughter are – surprisingly – somewhere behind. [...]

Genes and dogs2023-08-29T18:37:53+01:00

Sometimes, it’s your turn

(I take no pleasure in writing this blogpost. I write – for my kids - to record what happened. I have only read one of the 10 news articles about [...]

Sometimes, it’s your turn2023-06-21T11:51:14+01:00

Ignore the Bedside Manner    

During my 18 years practicing law, I have worked with hundreds of lawyers. I have also hired, managed and fired quite a few lawyers, too. Through my work I have [...]

Ignore the Bedside Manner    2022-12-23T16:53:35+00:00

The Sick Man of Europe

(Written during take-off from Tenerife South, Airport)   Travelling on a rickety bus in rural Thailand, back in 2000, I had my only epiphany. The vast distance from home - [...]

The Sick Man of Europe2022-12-06T22:24:45+00:00

Cuando In Tenerife

It’s 8pm on Saturday night. I’m alone, in Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife. Two guitarists serenade the busy restaurant. I have a table in the corner, squinting at the TV, [...]

Cuando In Tenerife2022-11-26T20:46:30+00:00
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