I decided to cycle up to Hammersmith Bridge today, closed to all traffic for an eternity, it seems – to blow away some of the holiday cobwebs. Got there and back comfortably, with slushy rain starting to wink in as I got back to Barnes Pond. Then this evening I watched the Dr Who New Year’s Special, Revolution of the Daleks – which featured Daleks, of all places, on Hammersmith Bridge.
Other than that I have been plowing through books – currently immersed in Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry of the Future. Very much linked to work I have been doing over the holidays – but more on that later. At times it reads slightly like a novelised version of an MBA course on sustainability, but am enjoying it immensely – and pondering how I can step up my game in 2021.
Have also watched Ken Burns’ 2012 miniseries, The Dust Bowl. Mentioned that to Paul Hawken today and he replied that we are pretty much there again.