The Lighter Side of Slow

I remember hearing the late great Robert Anton Wilson talking about the term “Hilaritas”, which is derived from a Greek word, meaning to “live joyfully” and was supposedly used to describe the gods. You could tell they were a god because the had “Hilaritas”. Humour is incredibly important to the Slow mindset. Humour has power. [...] Read more »

Lets Go Dutch

I was reading in John Naish’s excellent book “Enough: Breaking Free from the World of More”, that the Dutch have a totally different attitude to work and on average work 4 hours less than other European countries. Why? British (and American) bosses see putting in hours and hours of overtime proves you are a loyal [...] Read more »

How Much Of Human Life is Lost in Waiting?

“How much of human life is lost in waiting?” is a quote by Henry David Thoreau, the American transcendentalist and author of the seminal slow book “Walden: Or, Life in the Woods”. It is often misused as an excuse for impatience or trying to do too much. Which is an irony if you know anything [...] Read more »

Thoughts From a Deck Chair

Firstly, a bit of news… 1) Because I am no longer using “The Slow Coach” title, I have changed my twitter account, you can now follow my random, sporadic, few and far between tweets, then you can now follow me at www.twitter.com/tortoisemind or click on the Social Profile button up there on the sidebar. 2) [...] Read more »