I typically get a five to six month reminder that I haven’t blogged across a multitude of platforms that aren’t this blog. Needless to say, it hasn’t that I’ve been up to nothing, more so that I just haven’t had the inclination or desire to write out a post. So for those of you who were eagerly F5’ing this page each day in the vague hope of an update, or even a wildly dreadful pun, you are at last in luck. 
[Edit: All my pretty nested lists didn’t work so you’ll have to make do with this ugly layout. Maybe it looks better in some RSS readers. Doubtful.]
The post “This, that, everything in between.” was first posted on Rupert Elder’s Blog.
I got inspired by Raising for Effective Giving to think about charitable donations. I don’t give a lot to charity – I have a couple of direct debits set up and was more or less content with that. Via their site I stumbled upon a TED talk about effective altruism. Like a lot of people, I’d say I don’t give much thought to charity, problems elsewhere in the world, and diseases/illnesses that are common (or uncommon) but I or someone I know don’t have.
The post “Effective Giving” was first posted on Rupert Elder’s Blog.
Appallingly this is the longest time I’ve been without a post since the inception of my blog in 2005. Like a late school boy with no completed homework, I have little to no excuse, and can only plead for your forgiveness – not that either of us owe it to each other. I should further admit that this post is almost out of obligation as I was invited to attend the UK Poker Awards after a nomination for best blogger. Gone are the days when Bluescouse/The Poker Bastard would be able to walk that one in…
The post “The Gift and the Curse – Nominated for Best Blogger and a Rare Posting” was first posted on Rupert Elder’s Blog.
Old chum James Keys came up to visit me in sunny Scotland to complete our RYA level 3 course down at Port Edgar sailing school. Unfortunately for us, the skills we had picked up in Australia weren’t quite to level 2 standard and we were also a tad rusty. The instructor deemed it better use of time if we polished off our RYA level 2 and then started working towards the level 3.
The post “Life and Times: RYA Level 2 & Sailing Around the Forth Bridge” was first posted on Rupert Elder’s Blog.