Tag: books

Book notes: What if we stopped pretending

I originally wrote this post for the ‘Training on what to do After Declaring a Climate Emergency‘ alumni network, and I’m sharing it here too. For some start-the-week…

Proust, constructivism and listening to clients

This week I underlined this sentence from Proust’s Finding Time Again.  “Even at the moments when we are the most disinterested onlookers of nature, of society, of love,…

Proust’s antidote to endless scrolling

The fault I find in our journalism is it forces us to engage with some fresh triviality every day whereas only three or four books give us anything…

Reading Proust – volume 5 update

It wasn’t what I was expecting but volume 5 of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time ends on a cliff-hanger. It is incredible how such separate threads from…

Book notes – The Hidden Life of Trees

It feels right as I take on my new role at Hazel Hill Wood to read the Hidden Life of Trees. This is an evolving post based on…

Reading fast and slow

I’m a slow reader. The problem is I can’t seem to retain things unless I write them down or sketch them out. It means that I read very…

The perils of false modesty

I just read this great paragraph on the debilitating impact of false modesty on judgement.