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NaNoWriMo 2011

So … I’m going to go for it. 50,000 words in November. Having decided that I will take part,it’s kind of frustrating that I can’t get started yet. On the other hand, if I could get started, I’d have to … Continue reading

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Pondering ambition

This week instead of a quotation I have a question … What is the proper place of ambition? Tied in with thoughts of job-hunting and figuring out what the next step is, I’m trying to find an answer to this … Continue reading

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“Planning is bringing …”

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein (author, writes about time management) I like this quotation. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been starting to feel more and … Continue reading

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“It is impossible …”

“It is impossible to step into the same river twice.” – Heraclitus (there are various translations of this saying) When this post is published, I will be in Cambridge, gearing up for my 5th Cambridge Freshers Fair. For the first one, … Continue reading

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“So do not worry …”

“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Jesus, Matthew 6:34, NRSV) I am very much feeling this verse at the moment. I’ve had a good summer. I’ve … Continue reading

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The secret …

“The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.” Marcus Aurelius Sounds good to me. Although just organising the obvious seems to take up a lot of time! (As you might be able to tell by the … Continue reading

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The towel

inspired by Lulu’s mug, and by the fact that I am going to Malaysia on Thursday and have just packed a travel towel … “A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing … Continue reading

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A Guest Post: Lulu’s Mug

Hello! I’m Lulu, writer of Macarooning (http://macarooning.tumblr.com/), excessive eater of cake and drinker of tea and this is one of my favourite mugs. I have some mugs that I use for drinking tea purely because are nice to hold and, … Continue reading

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Passing on Wisdom?

xkcd: Certainty (http://xkcd.com/263/) In the last week or so, I’ve been thinking about the difficulties inherent in trying to impart knowledge/skills/habits/information/anything to anyone. This is partly in response to things I’ve been reading or hearing which make me sit back … Continue reading

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