Last weekend Mrs Mindmap insisted that I go through my CD selection and get rid of at least ten albums. When she returned, I was surrounded by fifteen piles of CDs, each one with a specific genre. Thoughtful background music to help me concentrate; classic songs from my university years, music with lyrics that I [...]
April 30th, 2013 | Read more
It’s been a hard week at work. The company has taken a couple of big hits, and The Boss has had some big decisions to make. It caused a fair amount of tension – and the most, I believe, in the guy who sits opposite me!
He would keep staring at the screen, then sighing, then [...]
April 1st, 2013 | Read more
I’m a thinker – so I react to most things in life by sending dozens of thought trains off in all different directions, working out why that is, or how it works, or how I could use it, or how I could make it better. It drives Mrs Mindmap crazy!
But occasionally there is something – [...]
March 1st, 2013 | Read more
I had it all planned out – a perfect date with Mrs Mindmap. I worked out if I ran I could get her flowers just before the shop shut; I could change and be ready when she walked through the door to whisk her away. I don’t often remember to do this sort of thing [...]
February 1st, 2013 | Read more
I decided that this year I was going to do New Years Resolutions. Mrs Mindmap suggested a few, which I declined, for I decided that mine were all going to be about my mind. I was going to demolish Anxiety Town, destroy the tower of Self Righteousness and wreck Greed City.
It looked like a giant [...]
January 1st, 2013 | Read more
I’ve got to admit it – the Christmas season makes me grumpy. Perhaps it’s the insistence that I celebrate and get excited, or perhaps Mrs Mindmap’s incredible list of expensive presents she needs to source – but part of me wants to rebel with cynicism and moodiness.
But of course, the angel said to the shepherds: [...]
December 1st, 2012 | Read more
We’ve had our kitchen bin for three years – and as Mrs Mindmap informed me that taking it out was my responsibility I have faithfully done so for the last three years. This weekend, however, I managed to walk into the kitchen to see my wife changing the bin bag – and to my amazement [...]
November 1st, 2012 | Read more
On our last day off, Mrs Mindmap woke me up and announced that we were going on a walk to catch the last of the sunshine. It wasn’t exactly my idea for the day but seeing the steely determination on her face I agreed, and dressed for the outdoors. We took a route that we [...]
October 1st, 2012 | Read more