Thus far in life I’ve mostly failed to put in enough groundwork before jumping to the main event. The simple explanation is laziness I suppose. But explaining everything according to an outdated Protestant work ethic is very far from helpful. It simply is the case that if you don’t lay the groundwork you under-achieve. My undergraduate tutor tried to tell me back in the early eighties. I did listen but have never been able to act on it for a sustained period; with the result that there is a fifth gear that I’ve petty much never used. Best check the tyre pressures carefully then. “We’ve got to put the sun back in our hearts.” So wrote James Skelly – il miglior fabbro.