Chris J Wilson

Although I feel far more positive on Chelsea post-Abramovic, I still want to see Liverpool achieve the quadruple (even though I think Man City will stop that).

I’ve been thinking about how the things we pursue in life. I’m wondering if the more we pursue them the more out of reach they are. Examples: - happiness - often found by not seeking it. - meaning - searching for meaning can lead to deeper existential grief. - pleasure - we get diminishing returns from pleasurable actions.

There may well be exceptions to each and this list isn’t conclusive but I think there’s some truth to this. Certainly, the better we are at a skill, the harder it becomes to improve at that skill and the less noticeable improvements become.

I can’t tell you the implications of thoughts like this, but it’s what is on my mind.

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The current elections in the UK completely snuck up on me.

I had no idea they were happening before today and that’s the first time of any elections.

Not sure how I feel about that.


I was on the sketchnote army podcast talking sketchnotes and obsidian with @rohdesign . (The video version has some screen sharing!)


Friends who have a podcast. What do you use to edit them?

A brief reflection on hitting issue 50 of my newsletter

I just published issue 50 of my newsletter! (It’s actually a few extra which I didn’t import).

It’s gone through about four iterations during that time but the sketchnote roundup format really seams to have worked for me.

  • I was sharing this content without the newsletter
  • It’s simple enough that I can produce it every week
  • I’ve had some really nice comments as well.

It’s certainly not perfect and I wish I had managed to get a few more subscribers it a bit more, but I enjoy making it so that’s enough for me.

I picked up a travel MacBook charger (with two other ports) so now I have a desk charger and an on the go charger. Not having to fiddle with cables every time I go to the office is great.

Walking is a seriously underrated* activity.

*by me. I forget this all the time.

It turns out curiosity hasn’t always killed the cat! Find out what originally did and get another sketchnote inspiration in this week’s sketchnote roundup.

I recently made a sketchnote summary of Anne-Laura Le Cunff’s article on neurodiversity and thought I’d share it here too.

Do you want some creative inspiration this weekend?

I just published the 48th sketchnote roundup with a sketchnote on the rules of Ikigai, a path layout tutorial and some bonus material.

I think you might enjoy it.

Me: I don’t feel that bad about Twitter anymore. It still has issues but it looks like it’s making progress. I hope nobody comes along and screws that up.

Elon Musk: Hold my beer.

I hope you’ve all been well. March was a whirlwind for me but things are starting to settle. I just put the finishing touches on one paper and now can finish another. I’ve enjoyed this course (Theology and practice of Worship) but I’m looking forward to a break.

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Trying something a bit different.

Anyone know if you can use the Studio displays webcam when connected to an iPad?

I love my new counterfeit Apple Watch strap. A bit too big though.

I had hoped to participate in micro camp but I’ve been too busy. this week’s sketchnote roundup has a hint at one of the things that has kept me busy.

It’s just so typical of my brain to focus more on rebranding and renaming my website than actually just creating!

Instead of the sketchnote roundup, this week I shared some practical ways to help the people of Ukraine.

If people are interesting in helping some of the Polish groups helping Ukrainian Refugees, I can share some links too.

Luke 10:33-34 (The Chris Satire Version)

33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 so he changed his social media icon and posted a message saying “Pray for the Israelite”.

Brace yourself…Tłusty czwartek is coming!

3 year old: I’m full! I want chocolate!

Me: but if you’re full then you can’t eat anything.

3 year old: I’m not full! I want chocolate.

Me: if you’re not full then you can have some more food before you have chocolate.

3 year old: I’m full! I want chocolate!

I’ve been reading Robert Greene’s 48 laws of power and it’s been a great read but not always an agreeable read. Anyway, I’ve had this nagging thought about someone who seems to fit these ideas to perfection… then this chapter…