random thoughts

Learning:                                                           

Latest MOOC – Start Writing Fiction – Open University…see the MOOC page on this blog

I like this illustration of the difference between story and plot “‘The king died, and then the queen died’ is a story. ‘The king died and then the queen died of grief’ is a plot.”

Food:

I have been dieting to reduce my blood sugar level. Boiled sweets are a thing of the past…have another oatcake?…yes,please! Overate over Christmas holidays…paying the price…it might have to be another no booze diet after the 6 Nations

Philosophy:

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).

Writing:

Some writing exercises for the MOOC course – see page on this blog. A lot of blogging and some doggerel. Draft odes might be of interest…or not?

Reading:

Just trashy novels at the moment – currently the Complaints by Ian Rankin

 

Health

I need to lose at least 15kg

 

 

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