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 or click on the Social Profile button up there on the sidebar. 2) [...] Read more »