Wabi Sabi

10 October is Mental Health Awareness day, an issue which is as important today during the COVID19 pandemic as it has ever been. I am very happy to support this campaign. As I did for the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2019, I will be supporting MIND when I run in 2022 (race postponed many times!)….

National Identity – Reflecting on the Census

Yesterday, 21 March 2021, the Census was held in England and Wales. My main feeling after completing it was ‘Is that it?’. It really doesn’t seem to ask that many questions (less than you get at the end of many marketing surveys and such like) and didn’t really dig down into much detail in some…

Yasuhiro Nakasone

Yasuhiro Nakasone (中曾根康弘) has already been mentioned in a couple of posts, but today, on what would have been his 102nd birthday, I thought I would pull together some additional thoughts. Back in 1993, while on the JET Programme, when I decided to become an academic and start on a PhD, I had no idea…