#26 - A timely thank you.....
Tim Berners-Lee. You likely don't know who he is but I promise you, by reading on, you'll raise a glass to him this evening.
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS (that's a lot of post-nominals) is also known as the inventor of the www..... After another day of home schooling via on-line portals, talking with loved ones via FaceTime and reading a bedtime story to children across our neighbourhood via Zoom I'm sat here with a glass of red unable to comprehend where we'd be attempting to tackle COVID-19 without the web. Scary isn't it?
The last 10 days has allowed me to give thanks for what we've got rather than what we're missing or running short of - yep....loo roll is up there. The world has a common enemy, a danger that affects us all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or wealth. For the first time in modern history we've felt small. But we'll adapt.
Whilst I've managed to swing a club most days last week culminating in a 5 over with @Ryan.golfs on Friday I'm now resigned to the coming months where focus will be on other matters, matters that even I can admit matter more. Wherever you are, whatever you do - please take stock of what you have rather than focussing on what you don't. Misery breeds there and we need hope, common sense and a global appreciation of what 6 feet actually looks like.