Issue #423
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👋🏼 Hello!

There's a chance that you're reading this after Sunday evening, in which case you'll know the result of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.

For those not in England at the moment, it's worth saying that a combination of the successful NHS-led vaccination programme and progress of the national football team is being purposely conflated with the policies of the Conservative government. The former are fantastic achievements, the latter are disastrous and misguided.

Since last newsletter, I've been wild camping on the Scottish border, started some new Catalyst-funded work, helping convert our snug into an office for my wife, spoiled by my children on Fathers Day, writing about specialization and the human condition, growing some tomato plants up the wall of my home office, recording more episodes of the Tao of WAO podcast with Laura (and guests), and been paddleboarding.

But enough about me. Let's get on with the show...

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📅 Weeknotes

  • Weeknote 27/2021 — "This week has been dominated by a death in the family which, although expected as inevitable, isn’t easy to deal with. As such, I’ve been..."
  • Weeknote 26/2021 — "In my last weeknote, I mentioned that we all need “critical distance from the places and people you love to be able to appreciate them properly”. That sentiment..."
  • Weeknote 25/2021 — "It seems unbelievable to me that, here we are, almost at the midpoint of 2021. As ever, it’s easy to look back with different lenses over the past six months, depending..."
  • Weeknote 24/2021 — "I’ve realised over the last few days just how much of my work is one stepped removed from organisations and people who are mitigating the effects of..."

👀 Things to which I've been paying attention

I've shared 48 links since the last newsletter on Thought Shrapnel blog. While I'll share the highlights here, do head over to the archives for the full list!

🤩 Wonderful

🤪 Weird

🥺 Woeful


Until next month!

Doug
PS Don't forget to check out the regularly-updated extinction.fyi and privacy.garden!
Doug Belshaw
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