A Running List of the Wildly Random Things I Have Written About (and Why)

James Walpole/ June 12, 2018

I wrote a blog post about laundromats last night. If I hadn’t written lots of posts about apparently random things, I might be more concerned.

This blog has never been a single-topic affair. But it has ranged far afield into some pretty random topics over the past year:

  1. Laundromats
  2. Wonder Woman 
  3. TV talent shows 
  4. Yoga
  5. Snow
  6. Dad jokes
  7. Trains
  8. Rotisserie chicken
  9. Libraries
  10. Scottish folk music
  11. Office design
  12. High school theatre
  13. Nuclear annihilation
  14. Jesus 
  15. Bluegrass music 
  16. Ice cream shops

and more.

I write about all these random things for two reasons. First, if I need a blog post topic, I’m a beggar and not a chooser. Secondly, and more importantly the little random things are worth noticing.

When I write about the random things, I connect them to the bigger things in life. And my brain as a result starts to see the meaningful patterns within more little things, creating a virtuous cycle. The little details and everyday occurrences become more significant, and I write about them.

As I continue to write about these random things in life, I hope you’ll start to see how they all make sense together. This blog is about nothing in particular, but it is in part about how – through perpetual apprenticeship – we can learn from just about anything.

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James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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