End of another decade

It came as a surprise. ‘End of the decade’ he said. I hadn’t noticed. Turns out, it is December 2019, and next year will be 2020. Thinking in terms of decades is not something we do very often. Usually only once every 10 years. And a decade feels such a long period of time. I’veContinue reading “End of another decade”

Scanning the past

Planning is the critical phase of any project. The more work during the planning stage, the smoother the implementation. So the theory goes. Perhaps so. But the implementation is now devoid of creative fun. I heard a story that Hitchcock, a film director of remarkable note from the first half of last century, would createContinue reading “Scanning the past”

Research, groundwork and the first suitcase

It’s going well so far. New Year’s Resolutions are usually going well during the second week of January. Looking back over my previous successful Year of endeavours, there are two key tasks to tackle early. First, do some research. Second, get some groundwork in place. If both can be done before heading back to work,Continue reading “Research, groundwork and the first suitcase”

The Year of the Document

Allow me to introduce my new year’s resolution …. 2019 will be the Year of the Document. This will probably be a departure from my usual Year of format. I say ‘probably’ because one can never be sure how a Year of will turn out. What is my usual Year of format? It all started inContinue reading “The Year of the Document”