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*Almost* Coming Out of Hermitude… Sharpening My Axe

Hello I’m almost coming out of hermitude… For the last few years I’ve been sharpening my axe until it glints with my reflection. Sharpening and sharpening each day, until it is keen-edged,  ready to chop down the barriers and suffocating … Continue reading

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If You Only Knew How Clever You Are … Looking at You is Like Staring into the Sun.

“If you only knew how clever you are!” I said to my daughter, as she lamented her inability to pass her times-tables weekly test. If you only knew, that the difference of intelligence between the smartest, most precocious Year 6 kid … Continue reading

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Advice to my Kids

Advice to my kids: 1. Don’t believe what anyone says about who or what you are. Including yourself. 2. Learn to observe when it’s happening – the gold stars, the “good girl”s, the “you always liked…”, the “buy our product … Continue reading

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Take Your Time (a London Fields morning poem)

Take your time Hesitate Hang time up in the air Like a jacket Sit under a tree looking up Observe the spaces between the leaves and branches Observe the slices of silence between the sounds Pay attention Listen for the … Continue reading

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I Came Back to Write This Note for You

It’s been about four and a half years since I ventured down the rabbit hole. Haven’t quite reached the bottom yet, but starting to get a sense of the spaces I’m moving through. There’s a loosening, an unfolding. One day … Continue reading

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Fortune Wraps Us Together

Fortune Wraps Us Together London, Monday 30th September 2013, lunchtime.   In Fortune Street Park, The young city men Exchange firm handshakes Between the helter-skelter (sky blue) of the playground (Grandma in a wheelchair, blue jeans) And a spiral staircase … Continue reading

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How To Build a Startup.

1. Put down your pen, fold up your laptop, and think. 2. Think, read. Walk through the city, somewhere new. Think, build, test. Share, talk, tweak, test again. Share again. 3. Repeat until something starts pulling itself out of possibility … Continue reading

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