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First Weekend Of August ’21

I am trying to blog a bit more – get back in to the swing of things. I figure a good way to do this is to write short, readable reports about my weekend. Friday night; we recorded a show over Skype for the radio – it was the second birthday of Harrogate Community Radio on Sunday and we had two hours of cheese to inflict on the citizens of H’Gate. It was sociopathic fun,…

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Panic & Withdraw

I am going through the mill with my health right now – I won’t go in to in too much detail but they are messing around with my medicine. The oral dose was not seeming to work as efficiently and they are now trying me on a new injectable. The injectable is liver secreted – could stop drinking sports? Either way, my wage of 18X pints, wracked up against Dennis’ site remains and the I…

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Thoughts About Blogging

I have reached the 25% Complete mark of the year’s worth of Blogging. You can follow progress at #365BlogChallenge Here are some thoughts on the exercise – Throughout the Blog, there’s a desire to celebrate my “authentic” self. But perhaps my considered self, the one that shows up when I’m doing my best to be consistent, generous and professional–that’s my authentic self. And the voice that slips out when I’m tired, stressed or busy is…

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A New Media

I set myself a challenge last week to try and listen to more radio, specifically Harrogate Community Radio. However, this Blog post references my hero, Don Quixote, the hidalgo from La Mancha. Some would say running an online radio station in a media saturated environment is a bit like Don Quixote’s Quest… but it all loops in to one story. What I have gleaned from the reading Cervantes book, Don Quixote, is that the windmills weren’t…

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I Dunno. Tides, Boat and Stuff…

First: If you come up with an innovation that creates value, that value is multiplied a million-fold because now you can share it outside your village. Second: If you build a community, the network effect creates increasing amounts of value as more people use it. And the pothole: As we race to create value, it’s easy to forget that it’s unevenly distributed. A safety net isn’t perfect, but it’s better than no net at all.…

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Should I Be Cautious?

Lawyers are fond of being cautious. And sometimes, parents are too, apparently. At least you won’t get blamed if something goes wrong. It turns out that we don’t need an abundance of caution. We need appropriate caution. They’re different things. Abundant caution is wasted. Things like ripe avocados and morel mushrooms are terrific to have in abundance. By definition, though, abundant caution is not only more than we need, it’s more than is helpful. Because…

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Mixed Media Monday

First of all, The Jazz Show went down a storm in my immediate circle; good feedback there. It was broadcast yesterday afternoon at 4pm – a return to form. I had been worried about playing music that was a bit more contemporary, up to date and…. well … not really the Jazz I love. I am a massive fan of the Progressive and Spiritual Jazz that was in London in the late sixties / early…

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