Category Archives: Think

the art of commitment

I am a couple of weeks in to riding my Comet FSM, learning to carve, foot break, but most of all, trying to get to grips with a Coleman Slide. This is generally acknowledged as the quickest way to safely take a whole lot of speed out of a moving board. The only issue is… Read More »

The Albion and other stories

I grew up riding bikes, doing some crazy things as well. I remember the time age 11 or 12 (and indeed, I still have the scars) when I snapped the handle bars clean off my Raleigh Striker in a ‘who can get the biggest air of a caravan levelling ramp’ competition. At 15 or so,… Read More »

TEDxExeter 2012

I had the privilege of being part of the TEDxExeter Team. I was the production manager. What started out as an offer to help out with the speakers slides and a bit of tech stuff soon grew. it grew to include sourcing and making stage signs – thank you Timber Cut for the MDF cutouts Buying a… Read More »

hello 2012

So, dragging myself out of the last two weeks of sickness, I thought it would be fun to think a little about what I might want to achieve in 2012. Not in a new years resolutions kinda way, but more just a things I would like to do way. 1. learn to ride a longboard… Read More »

I am at work today

I am at work today. While I kind of get the reason behind a day of action, I do struggle with it in a much wider context. So to those who are standing up for themselves, all credit to you. I am just grateful that neither I nor my children are forced to work for less… Read More »

it just is

If you have children, you might recognise what I am going to describe. You get jolted out of the serenity of whatever it was you were doing to the sound of screaming. Proper, raw, screams of anguish, pain. As you leap to your feet and rush to the sounds you find a child lying there in pain,… Read More »

Social Movement

I have come back from an interesting day in Bristol. It was run by something called the HIEC, (that being an Health Innovation Education Cluster) and was titled “Further, Faster, Together”. Let me qualify interesting. At one point in one of the workshops* I was in, a person claimed, that: “if you went out and… Read More »