I bought a Vespa scooter a few weeks ago when I was attending a Certificate course at the Law Society in Immigration Law. And it was delivered yesterday. I bought it in Scooter Island on the Quays, a short walk from the Law Society at Blackhall Place. It is a 50 cc 2009 model with… Continue reading My Vespa was delivered yesterday
I am moving office soon for the first time in over 10 years. And I made a good decision at the outset, one I would not have been able to make 10 or 20 or 30 years ago. I put one of the girls in the office in charge of the move project. And I… Continue reading One of the best management decisions I’ve made in a long time
When I was running, I was pretty limited in the geographical distance I could cover and the running could get pretty boring as a result as it was the same route every day. I cycled to Kilcock yesterday on my new bike. When I got home my Strava app told me it was a round… Continue reading I cycled to Kilcock yesterday
I picked up my new bicycle yesterday in Coynes Cycles, Kinnegad. It is a Merida, Scultura 400 road bike. I took it for a spin yesterday evening for the first time and it is a dream to ride, a real pleasure. The gears took a bit of figuring out at first but once I stumbled… Continue reading I bought a new bike
Listening to the BBC History Extra podcast has given me a great insight into many historical topics that I would only have been vaguely acquainted with. Being able to dip into such a wide range of topics over the centuries, from the Byzantine, Greek and Roman empires to the Cuban missile crisis, Hitler and the… Continue reading Scratching the surface of history is still valuable
I am going to buy a new bicycle. I did a bit of research over the weekend and have decided that what I need is a road bike. I want to switch from daily running to daily cycling. Running is hard enough on the joints, especially when you get older, and cycling seems to be… Continue reading Buying a new bicycle
Stories are a way we give meaning to our activity and life. We can choose the stories we tell ourselves, and it is vitally important that we choose the right one. Take three men working on a construction site laying blocks. One guy says he is a blocklayer. One guy says he is building a… Continue reading Stories and storytelling-what is the point?
I bought a chainsaw at the weekend. Little did I know until I opened the box at home that I had to assemble it. This involved putting on the chain with the little blades, the guide bar, the clutch cover and then tensioning the chain to the right tension for use. I spent the best… Continue reading Being compelled to learn something quickly
I have been doing a short course over the last few weeks by Conor Neill on Udemy. It is about communication, and it has given me some tremendously valuable insights into communication. Before I share some of what I learned I have to say that I am an evangelical fundamentalist when it comes to communication… Continue reading How to communicate well
We know that Aristotle wrote the seminal work on the art of persuasion when he wrote “Rhetoric”. We know, too, that he identified three fundamentals in persuading: How do you make a logos based persuasive speech? Persuasive speech, remember, is the basis of excellent communication.