The Adventures of FLAT Stanley

June 9, 2022 David Hurley 0

One of the pleasures of fatherhood was being able to re-read some of the books I had enjoyed as a child. Another was to discover a whole new generation of delightful children’s books.

One such book, or set of books that I came across when my daughter was about five years old was the “Flat Stanley” series written by Jeff Brown.

Summer Course: Children’s Books In English

June 4, 2022 David Hurley 0

During the summer vacation I will teach a series of two-hour classes on the theme of children’s books. The classes will run from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday afternoons commencing Tuesday 26th July at Okeiko House, Nishi Hiroshima: http://www.okeikohouse.jp/ Fee: ¥2,000 per class. Schedule 26th July 2nd August 16th August [Read more…]

Reflections on Seeing Operation Mincemeat

May 5, 2022 David Hurley 0

Went to the cinema to see Operation Mincemeat yesterday. Here are some “reflections” prompted by what I saw. Operation Mincemeat is a 2021 British film directed by John Madden, who also directed Shakespeare in Love and Captain Morelli’s Mandolin. It’s set mainly in London in 1943, at a crucial turning point in the [Read more…]

Swallow That Toddler! – Another One Down The Hatch…

February 7, 2022 David Hurley 0

Forget about Brian Tracy’s frogs or Nicholas Chamfort’s toads that I alluded to in a recent post on the Hive blockchain. With Saturn exalted in Capricorn it is time to emulate Old Man Time and swallow a few toddlers instead. It takes discipline and an eye for the long term benefits to grind your way [Read more…]

Robert Greene: Discover Your True Calling (The Daily Laws, January 1st)

January 1, 2022 David Hurley 0

With the New Year I am commencing an new morning reading practice and will be going through the year accompanied, as it were, by Robert Greene through his new book, The Daily Laws. The Daily Laws is a book of 366 meditations drawn from themes and insights from Robert Greene’s other books, such as The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of War, and so on. [Read more…]

Out With The Daily Stoic, In With The Daily Laws

December 31, 2021 David Hurley 0

Just about every morning for the last five years I have read the daily meditation in The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I blogged about a couple of the readings here (“You Don’t Have To Stay On Top Of Everything) and here (“On Clarity: Aliquo Respiciat”). However, [Read more…]