I used to think of myself as a liberal, of the bleeding heart kind until I read ‘Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind’, or rather listened to the audio book by Yuval Noah Harari. What made me stop and think, figuratively rather than literally as I was driving at the time, was that liberalism included … Continue reading The world according to me
This year I avoided ‘The A-Z Blogging Challenge’. I thought about it for a few weeks before hand and even had what I was going to talk about mapped out, yet in the end I simply lacked the motivation. At times I feel I am over-committed and the prospect of having to write for 26 … Continue reading 7 days
One of the ways we got the delegates to engage with each other at the Rural Cultural Business Innovation Programme, was through the Marshmallow Challenge. I love it. It makes me laugh every time I see it run. It is quite simple. Each group, it is essential that there several people in the group, has … Continue reading Marshmallow challenge
I know James, I got involved with his Tech Diary and bump into him from time to time at Campus North and the various events that go on around the region. I also picked up on his great idea, #130story, created back in the day when Twitter only had 140 characters. The idea is to … Continue reading #130story
Some friends of ours have a house that they are renovating. It is in a small faded village close to the sea. It is a work in progress. They have decided to do as much of the work that they can themselves, both in a bid to keep costs down but, more importantly, to put … Continue reading Honest work
I am not a vegan but I know a few. I feel as if it is becoming more common. I did dabble with being a vegetarian when I was younger but found it quite difficult to find something decent to eat. I imagine that things are much easier now. Most restaurants have vegetarian meals which … Continue reading Vegan cake
You would think it is an easy question. What can machines do better than people can? Most people could answer it though they had to draw breath first and repeat the question while they thought about it. I was at the excellent Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival at Gosforth Park Racecourse. I was only able … Continue reading What can machines do better?