Success and simplicity

Arthur C. Brooks, ‘Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think’, Atlantic Monthly (June 2019) Refreshingly thoughtful article about living to compete to stay at peak until the last gasp vs. understanding the life cycle, and valuing stages which are not peak achievement. Brooks refers to the Hindu triadic life pattern: trainee, materialist, … Read moreSuccess and simplicity


2017 John first, early December, collapsing with anaemia. We did not know it just seemed like a nasty persistent bug. Nearly lost him. Never saw anyone go through A&E so fast. Brave John. Magic juice Rituximab sluiced in his veins marks the cancer cells so they seem like foreign invaders. His own immune system then … Read moreCancer