Learning to cook, to learn

Cooking is something I love to do. I have spent many hours in the kitchen over the years. After a journey, (I think) I am now a competent cook. My initial experiences of cooking were rote. Ask mum, then use exactly those ingredients in those quantities. Rote was driven by a lack of knowledge, a …

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Knowledge

What do I know? The answer is: I don't know. I know that I know something. How much I know, I do not know. Sometimes I feel like I know a lot, usually I feel like I know little. The more I learn the less I feel I know. Rather, I realise the sheer volume …

Random observations on raising children (from someone who has not)

"A father's love is not measured in words, nor kisses, but in time." Raphael Honigstein in Klopp: Bring the Noise Yes, I'm of that age. Virtually everyone I know has had or is having babies. I haven't, but it has given me something to write about, which I'm doing here. Children change lives. People get …

Generalists

The world marches forward. Our ingenuity knows no bounds: We are creating machines more intelligent than ourselves. We will soon cheat death. We are going to Mars and beyond. We are making meat from plants. We are curing diseases. We are becoming masters of our own destiny. We are doing this through incredible collaboration and …