Saturday, 20 February 2016

A bad person

A bad person

A poem.

A poem waiting to be written.

I am a bad person because...

I am a bad person because I don't believe that sin is bad.
I am a bad person because I don't believe in sin.
I don't believe in hurting people.
I don't believe in hate. I don't hate anyone or anything.
I can't be a rebel because I am not against things.
If it makes people happy it is good. If it hurts people it is bad.
I am a bad person because I don't believe sex is bad.
Sex is good. Sex is not bad or evil. But then, what do I know, I am a bad person.
I am a bad person because I can't hate. I am a bad person because I do love.
I am a bad person because I don't believe enough to hate.
I am a bad person because I don't believe.
It is a thought crime and I am guilty.
I am a bad person.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Understanding Chomsky

Ideas have colours for me. Sadness can be blue, so the idea that my daughter's hamster (*) has died is tinged with pastel blue. Beyond this, ideas have colour as well. An accountacy protocol would be a colourless idea to me whereas a more lively or lusty idea might be colourful. The hamster idea is essentially a fact, dry and now that it has been true for a few years fairly emotionless. It has faded to a colourless blue tinged idea that rests gently at the bottom of my mind.
That is another thing ideas can do, they can rest gently or foment rest furiously, they can move decisively or drift aimlessly. So what is a green idea you ask. A blue idea is clear and can see red but what would a green idea be? It is one that is growing, perhaps shading those around it, toiling in the fashion of the violent growth of the jungle, ever creative.

Rufus Evison

Friday, 8 October 2010

Rufus Evison advises new businesses

Rufus Evison is now posting business advice for start up companies at the start up blog!

Rufus Evison

Saturday, 3 July 2010

The purpose of meetings.

One of the reasons people start their own companies is to avoid useless meetings. I have therefore written a piece on the reasons why it makes sense to have a meeting so that you can avoid purposeless meetings.

Another successful week of posting my blog on starting a business more regularly.

Rufus Evison

Friday, 23 April 2010

A useful online tool

I came across an interesting search engine called Quintera. It shows you the search results as a tag cloud. Here is a tag cloud for "Rufus Evison" to give you a feel.

The same search engine comes up with a list down the right hand side (about as this text is) that is a more familiar style list of links. I would not say it is the best search list I have seen but it is far from the worst. The tag cloud whilst a bit poorly executed does give an idea about the thing you are searching for which is more than is generally available and could easily provoke you to create a pretier version for a presentation to the board.

Rufus Evison

Monday, 22 March 2010


On Sunday my son did something that I am going to call the start of his being able to read. He has been playing with learning to read for a while. He has been able to puzzle out words when asked to by looking at the letters and trying to say them and so forth. What he did on Sunday was to be playing at something else when he saw the words on and off on one of his toys. Without thinking he read on/off. It surprised him and so he told us what it said.

Before that he might have asked but he would have been clearly working it out before hand. It is the act of reading rather than working out what the word is that was new. I am delighted for him as he has reached that age when he wants to be reading.

Normlly these things are so gradual that you cannot pick a place and say "that is when it started". When there is an exception to this it is wonderful to behold. I remember the day that my Daughter first started walking. Before then she had moved from place to place whilst remaining upright but she was not really walking. It was only when she walked a few steps without thinking what she was doing that I felt she was walking. She was really rather surprised and when she realised proceeded to look herself up and down to work out what had just happened. She then tried a tentative step and fell over. It was clear to everyone that she could walk within a day or so, but that moment was the turning point.

I feel that Theo has reached the same turning point. It wil be a while before he can read anythign put in front of him but the mental switch has flicked and now it is just a question of writtern vocabulary.

My son can read!!!

Rufus Evison

Monday, 25 January 2010

Quotation from Theodoric Evison Aged 3 1/2

I already know that.

I knew that before I was born!

I knew that before I was in your tummy!!

I knew that when dinosaurs were real!!!