Issue #425
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👋🏼 Hello!

It's been almost seven weeks since you've heard fro me, and I confess to not really know what to do with Thought Shrapnel. You'd think, given its name, I would treat it a bit like Aaron Davis' Read Write Collect. But instead it's this weird hybrid beast that seems sometimes to have a life of its own (and which I can't tame).

This month, I experimented with returning to microcasts: short, sub-10 minute podcasts about three links that I've recently bookmarked. That was fun for a while, but then I got out of the routine. Do you like them? Shall I do some more? What would YOU like to see here? Hit reply and let me know if you've got compliments, comments, concerns, or complaints!
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📅 Weeknotes

  • Weeknote 38/2021 — "I’m publishing this week’s update earlier than usual so that I can reference it in the (overdue) issue #425 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter..."
  • Weeknote 37/2021 — "This was a shorter working week, as my wife and I went away (a week late) to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. We stayed, and were..."
  • Weeknote 36/2021 — "It’s been back-to-school week in the Belshaw household, meaning a change in routines. In parallel, the weather’s started changing; it’s not cold, but..."
  • Weeknote 35/2021 — "I’m reading The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes at the moment. It’s one of those books to treasure, to read slowly, as I don’t want it to end."
  • Weeknote 34/2021 — "I reassessed my life goals this week after someone I was talking to casually mentioned that they own a lighthouse. While these vertical beauties aren’t..."
  • Weeknote 33/2021 — "Quick one because I’m tired. This week I’ve…"
  • Weeknote 32/2021 — "I’m currently in Lincolnshire at a weekend away with my wife’s extended family to celebrate her grandfather’s 90th birthday. I love this area — so flat and..."

🎧 Microcasts

✍️ Writing

My blog posts elsewhere are linked to from the weeknotes listed above, but before diving into microcasts in September, I did also publish a few things on Thought Shrapnel during August:
Oh, and one blog post I published yesterday after my latest weeknote: The September Series: weekend microadventuring

Until next month!

Doug Belshaw
Thought Shrapnel Weekly is published by Dr. Doug Belshaw. You can connect with him by replying to this email, or via Mastodon andLinkedIn

Some say he's seasonally affected. Others think he's reasonably connected. No-one thinks he's often neglected.
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