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…]

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…]

Caesar, Calphurnia, and the Coronavirus

June 28, 2020 David Hurley 0

What on earth does Julius Caesar have to do with the coronavirus? Well, in Act Two, Scene Two of Shakespeare’s play, Caesar’s wife, Calphurnia, feels it is too risky for Caesar to go out to the Forum that day and urges him to stay at home. Staying at home is [Read more…]