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Running With The Wolves

“How do you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparrin' with puppies?"

Omar Little - The Wire (HBO television programme)

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One man’s medicine is another man’s poison.

On Friday night I got out for a few holes with a friend.

I haven’t played much in the last year (cue world’s smallest violin), however for someone that hasn’t played much I hit the ball pretty good and in the general direction of where I wanted to the ball to go, apart from a 6 iron that moved about 100 yards with a divot this size.

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Holding on for dear life - the degrees of freedom problem part 1

On a recent family holiday we had a short hire car drive for an hour from Barcelona.

I have driven infrequently abroad on the other side of the road, however not with two tired and grumpy toddlers (and a grumpy big kid also ;-)).

After about 30mins driving on the other side of the road in traffic I began to realise my forearms were aching.

I was holding on for dear life of the steering wheel.

Holding on

A thought came to me, this is what it feels like to complete beginners standing in front of me or someone who is overthinking before hitting a shot when I am coaching.

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Re-introduction to the wild

David Attenburgh is sitting in a pre-production meeting for a new instalment of the superlative Living Planet.

 

Conversation (hypothetical) goes like this:

Producer: David, we have come up with a great idea, bear with us for a second.

We were thinking along the lines of studying one of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzee for the first year of its life.

David: Sounds like a great idea. How do you propose we do this?

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