Category: Scribbles / writing

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On fiction and EA – Marco’s plan

I’ve been saying for a while that I’m moving more towards fiction as a way of explaining the core ideas of my work. This briefish multi-chapter extract is from a business-oriented novel with a working-title of The End of Certainty.

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On not-retiring – a quick status

A quick status-report to say where I’m getting to so far with the business of ‘not-retiring‘. What I did in the previous post was to list the probable options for what I could/should do next. Given that the amount of

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More on not-retiring

This one’s a follow-up on my previous post, from a month ago now, ‘On not retiring‘. What I said back there was that, yeah, fairly obviously, people like me (and you too, I presume) don’t ever really retire – we

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On not retiring

Kind of a personal landmark, I guess: today I reach so-called ‘retirement-age’, where I’m supposedly meant to kick back, relax and walk away from all of the stresses of a lifetime of work. Hmm… no chance of that happening, is

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The long and the short

Yeah, there’ve been complaints. — “Write simpler! 🙂 “, says one. — “You write so looong!”, says another. — “I have a problem with your blog-posts”, says yet another. “I know I’ll be required to think hard if I read

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Two goodbyes

The tall guy in the black hooded cloak with a scythe and a penchant for SPEAKING IN CAPITAL LETTERS came calling for two people I knew in the last two days. Two goodbyes… The first was, I’ll admit, very much

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Embracing our inner weirdness

Easter. In the Christian calendar at least – and in the pagan one that preceded it – it’s supposed to be a time of rebirth. Yet rebirth of what? And into what, or whom? If it’s a more personal form

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A kind of milestone

One thousand blog-posts. That’s quite a milestone, really. Not quite there yet: this one’s number nine hundred and ninety-nine, to be precise. Though out of those so far, there were the hundred or so in the Twitter-extracts series – ‘A week in Tweets’

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Starting-friction

Great idea! Let’s get started! Uh… How do we get started? Kind of ‘There’s a hole in my bucket‘, often – everything depends on everything else, so there’s no clear place to start. But since everything does depend on everything else, it’d

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A quick metablog

Why is it that some mornings start with a flood of ideas, each of which demand a blog-post that would take a day or more to research and write? Sigh… Hence a quick metablog – a post about things I’m

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