Three of my favourite books

A couple of years ago we went through a massive culling of our book collection as between Tracey and I we had a collection that would put some small libraries to shame and Tracey did the math and worked out the number of years it would take us to read all of the books in our house (somewhere like 47 years).  It was a sobering thought and made it a lot easier to give them all away.

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Norm Breyfogle, the Batman artist who inspired me.

I struggled with this topic for a while as I tried to decide someone of note that truly inspires me and then I thought I might just talk about scientists doing all manner of science which is cool.  But then I realised that it doesn’t have to be a massive, noble idea that I’m inspired by and then I realised that the was an artist who first really made me fall in love with drawing and that was Norm Breyfogle.

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That thing someone told me once about me that I’ve forgotten completely.

Okay so the brief called for  “Write something that someone told you about yourself that you’ve never forgotten.” The problem is that I’m completely blanking out on something.  Yeah sure I’ve got a few of the meaner things people have said to me over the years stored up in my head for those dark nights when your brain thinks it’s a great idea to over examine everything you’ve ever done wrong. But I don’t recall someone saying something profound about me as a person that has stuck with me.

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The ten things I would tell my 16 year old self.

I think the popularity of time travel films such as Back to the Future can be attributed to the element of wish fulfilment, we all want to go back and change something we did in the past.  And when imagining what you could say to your much younger self there are obvious answers such as sporting event outcomes and for my generation, put money into Microsoft, Intel and Apple.  So in compiling this list I’ve put aside practical specifics for more general advice.

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