Wisdom from St. Augustine

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine 399 AD Advertisements

Making a difference

The following was inspired by a story written by Loren C. Eiseley, however I don’t know who wrote this modern amended version… Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his…

Plan B

The Autonomous Books concept is clearly going to be a bit fluid. After sitting down with someone who can actually ‘do’ numbers, we worked out that if I managed to sell every single copy on the virtual shelves of Autonomous Books, at full price, I would possibly make £200 profit. But that doesn’t take into…

Change…

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” R. Buckminster Fuller

Avoidance

I’ve noticed a personal trait… So you have an idea and decide to make it a reality, but it involves doing stuff that takes you waaay out of your comfort zone, which generates an overwhelming desire to clean the kitchen, reorganise your jumper drawer, walk the dog again, squeeze your spots…… These might all be…

Self Doubt

Ugh, I hate it. It’s like this oppressive, negative person who walks behind you constantly pulling on your sleeve.  You start to make steps to achieve something and then there it is; the yanking, nagging, heavy, mocking presence of Self Doubt – that pesky inner critic who’s only too quick to remind you why you…

Perks

So, after many grueling hours of painstakingly researching book titles to sell on the virtual shelves of Autonomous Books, I decided to take myself out for a bit of research in the ‘real’ world. Eventually I would like real shelves on which to stack books, and somewhere customers can settle into a big old chair,…