This topic circled my head again today and leads on from part one (found here). I asked myself what motivated me, and I think I went very close to the crux of the matter: the coping mechanisms we develop as children carry out into adult life for better or for worse. Sometimes these coping mechanisms … Continue reading What Motivates Us? (Part Two) – The Issue of the Return to Nomalcy
A cup of Costa’s finest is on its way. Scratch that, it’s here. “Small white Americano!” “Yep that’s me!” “For the ginger.” The thirty-something barista definitely fancies me but of course I don’t act on it. With my coffee in front of me now I can set about recalling a recent delayed i-date. Let me … Continue reading 10/02/19
This is the first of the Analysis posts which will be released a week after each lay report. I’ve described them in the order they appeared in the lay report so you may benefit from reading them side by side. I won’t be crediting as I go along so remember the Thomas Crown maxim: if … Continue reading #57: The Show Must Go On (Analysis)
This year the lay reports will be following a different format. Rather than posting memoir style lay reports and then collating them for a book, tarting them up a little before releasing them, I’ve decided to post executive summaries to this blog and then release the 12 best lay reports of the year as a … Continue reading #57: The Show Must Go On
This question has circulated my head a few times in the past year. Why do we try to get better at Daygame? Whether that’s improving ratios, higher quality or just sheer number of lays. What motivates us to get more than last year? What’s the source of that motivation? To start with we have the … Continue reading What Motivates Us?
RE: A Message from the Desk of Thomas Crown The last week at work, and surely the week ahead, was tough. With two colleagues absent I’m left to manage a typically lazy Italian, nurture a team in another location, and deal with all the extra crap coming my way in my boss’ absence. Most of … Continue reading 25/01/19
I’m lying on my bed and observing the colours of the sheets, the flowery pattern and pastel blue shades, and in this moment I have a realisation. I nurture it for a few more hours before re-heating a solid brick of egg fried rice and setting it aside to cool. Throughout writing I also realise … Continue reading 13/01/19