I am fascinated by facts, thoughts and ideas. I am now at that age where the inevitable winding down of life is very much in progress and I am always conscious these days of how much I have actually learnt and absorbed of the world. Every year, as more cells decay and die and as more neurons in my brain degrade, I think I may never reach the stage where I can truly say I understand most things that make up the physical universe. I have a bright little girl who will shortly learn stuff that I am completely unaware of. This increasing irrelevance worries me. I make a resolution every year that this year I will learn something or do something that is additive, and all I seem to be adding are the pounds.
This stops now.