random thoughts


Latest MOOC – Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo – University of Southhampton.


Back on a diet to lose weight and sort out my blood sugar levels…hoping to glide into my suit for my son’s graduation in June…some hope!


Erich Fromm – well worth looking at his ideas. Greed will never give you enough, but it is possible to be the person you strive to be.

Or just adopt a more stoic approach – mental imperturbability in the face of pressure. Montaigne admired those who could maintain their equanimity no matter what (ataraxia).

Emmanuel Kant’s views on universal laws are interesting. He advocated the view that an ethical rule must apply universally for all time. Self examination might reveal our bias.





David Mitchell’s Slade House – ghosts as predators, compulsive stuff.


I still need to lose at least a few kilos…looking a bit thinner. It must be the cheesy oat biscuits and smaller portions.


Cycling to and from work – about 5 miles a day.  I have a new second-hand bike with big tyres and loads of gears.




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