Category Archives: perfect imperfection

Is Britain going back to work?

I find myself working for the third consecutive weekend this month and it’s not making me happy. The first two weekends I worked on Sunday, preferring to run Park Run and spend time with Annie on the Saturday. As I … Continue reading

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Why I’m pulling out of tomorrow’s Manchester Marathon

With less than 24 hours notice (and after many a conversation in the last week about “just doing it”) I’ve reluctantly decided to withdraw from tomorrow’s Manchester Marathon, pushing my next attempt back to Liverpool at the end of May. … Continue reading

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The Frequency of Disruption

  Change isn’t the challenge – the pace of change is the challenge. Disruption used to be recorded in geological eras, by reference to the advancement of metalwork techniques, through agriculture into industry (with the occasional eruption, earthquake, plague or … Continue reading

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Which list?

A personal coaching exercise. Take 2 sheets of blank paper and a pen. write a list of the achievements, events and relationships in your life, past and present, that you are proud of; write a list of the failures and … Continue reading

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The Adventure Life

Today brings digital news of the unexpected death of another friend of a friend. The second in as many weeks. People I didn’t know. Who they were isn’t relevant here – those bereaved know that they have our sympathy and … Continue reading

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The Perfect Imperfectionist 2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my personal blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2015. If it were a NYC … Continue reading

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Parker Palmer on the “examined life”

Book 19 minutes alone to watch this commencement address. Continue reading

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The film of the book

Back in 2013, when the first version of The Perfect Imperfectionist e-book was created, the good folks at ApexHub created a 1:36 video introduction. It fell out of an archive the other day and so I thought I would share … Continue reading

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Why I run

I straighten my spaghetti. I eat and drink well. I am positive. I am thinner. I listen. I see. I solve problems. I sleep well. I notice. I create. The first time I donned a pair of trainers and set … Continue reading

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What makes a hero?

There truly is a hero inside us all, waiting for that moment when destiny leads us to a decision to choose between right and wrong. There are moments when our integrity is tested to the limit. 80% of the time … Continue reading

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