It often seems to me that the times in my life when I should be really taking time to reflect, appreciate and capture memories, is when I do the least. As a result, there are big gaps in this chronicle. So here’s a little less space between the beats:

It’s in these periods of intense activity and creation when I get distracted from reflection, and absorbed in the urgency of the task at hand. As a result, I barely notice so many wonderful moments that passing by so quickly. There is so much to be grateful for.


Even when on holidays, life still somehow feels all consuming (no wonder I guess with our precocious boyz).


It’s telling that I’m writing this on a flight back from Barcelona where I spoke at the Smart Cities Expo. When flying, access to work is limited with all my tools now in the cloud. I do value these periods inflight, where my activity is disrupted, slowed, even paused.


(This is Beth Noveck btw, one of my heroes of government transformation)
Given it has been more than a year since my last post, I wonder how long it will be until my next? I guess it’s perseverance that counts!


I do love these little time capsules.


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