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Cheney

  • humour

    The Practice Diary

    I’ve never kept a proper diary before–but who says your first try at it can’t be public? I’m currently reading David Sedaris’ Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). From the title, you can guess it…

    April 1, 2018
  • Coffee cup, mornings, early, ugh
    humour

    An Early Bird in the Hand (or: How to Wake Up)

    Today’s attempt to wake up early like successful people do. Maybe I have to face the fact that I’m never going to be a morning person and just go back to bed. There’s that saying…

    October 4, 2017
  • humour travel

    Goodbye to Buy

    Nobody wants to drag a 25kg bag around Scotland. Unless it’s full of really good whisky. A few reasons to buy less. On my most recent trip to the UK, I bought a leather…

    August 14, 2017
  • humour

    Management Skills for the Time Rich

    It may not seem like it, but is having too much time on your hands a bit of a problem? I agree it’s wholly unlikely, but let’s pretend it is and explore it anyway.…

    March 21, 2017
  • travel

    A Nerd Abroad

    Pack early, pack often. You’d think getting obsessive about travel planning would suck the fun out of a holiday, but for some of us, it only enhances it. Last week, I started writing a…

    January 23, 2017
  • humour

    Holiday Traditions – A Remix

    Bored of the same old holiday traditions year after year? Create some new and exciting ones involving dogs, baths and hard liquor (not at the same time). At this time of year, there’s a…

    December 15, 2016
  • humour

    Aural Interference

    I’ve written before about how I’m a sometime fan of talking to strangers, despite having mixed results. Over the years, I’ve pared back my willingness to chat, saving it for times I’m travelling (and crossing paths with a…

    October 10, 2016
  • home & lifestyle

    How To Make Your Own Fun

    I heard it a lot when I was younger – usually from unsympathetic adults, as I draped myself over the couch in the middle of one of those summer breaks that seemed to last…

    August 26, 2016
  • coffee, cookie, glasses, wellness, Cheney
    health

    On Wellness, Part 2

    Is “wellness” an unattainable construct? No matter how hard we try it’s always just out of reach. The trouble with a system that sets us up for failure. (As indicated by the title, there’s a part…

    July 4, 2016