Chapter 15: Staying curious … and continuing to adapt

This month’s musings again see me making reference to Donald. Not “The Donald” this time, but a different one. Instead, it is that renowned philosopher and thinker - Donald Rumsfeld - to whom I refer. For those unfamiliar with his work, he was the US Secretary of Defence during the Iraq War who introduced the … Continue reading Chapter 15: Staying curious … and continuing to adapt

Chapter 13: Letting go … and allowing myself to belong

It took around a week to re-acclimatise to normal daily life after returning from holiday. I had already pressed the panic button at least once - pleading with my wife to allow me to get the cleaner in twice a week because I couldn’t keep up with the vacuuming - and was on the cusp … Continue reading Chapter 13: Letting go … and allowing myself to belong

Chapter 12: Doing > Being > Becoming > Belonging

Riding less often has been challenging. Like trying to wean yourself off a highly addictive drug, perhaps? You know you really should try not to take it so much, but the feeling that you get from it is like nothing else. I find this drug particularly addictive as it is the only thing that enables … Continue reading Chapter 12: Doing > Being > Becoming > Belonging

Chapter 8: The tortoise and the bear

With a significant proportion of the world’s population currently in some kind of “lockdown”, many people are experiencing new and unwelcome challenges - from the denial of their usual freedoms through to loss of income, illness - and of course, ultimately for some - loss of life. As we have all struggled to adapt to … Continue reading Chapter 8: The tortoise and the bear

Chapter 7: A different kind of bear?

Over the last 18 months or so, my physical condition has deteriorated. Walking has become increasingly difficult – when my brain is tired, my legs feel like they belong to someone else and I have difficulty controlling them. When my brain is particularly fatigued, my legs feel like they are “full up” with fluid, with … Continue reading Chapter 7: A different kind of bear?