Taking stock, stocktaking

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

Posted by Andy Bell


Clever dickery here at the turn of a year but the slight, yet profound difference in the definition of the two terms above got me thinking.

Taking stock – “to make an appraisal of resources and potentialities.”

This is about considering what you have.

Stocktaking – “A reappraisal of a situation”

This is about considering what you have … and then doing it again, just to make sure or to allow for some outside the box thinking.

Not so much second thoughts as making sure your first thoughts were within a bull’s roar of “a good thing”.

Pesky thing that “re” wotsit, ain’t it ?

So as we start a new year what is there to appraise ?

As far as “The Full Catastrophe” goes it’s pretty big bit of appraising.

By April the show will be no more, just the odd echo on the FM band enjoyed by the nicer kind of aliens out is deep space.

The blogs and podcasts will stay out there, something for historians to study and shake their heads about.

And the people.  Ah the people.

Hikaru and I will still be around with new missions to conquer.

And, most importantly, will still be breaking bread and sharing conversations.

As for that “re” thingo.

As 2012 became 2013 I did a bit of that and came to the same conclusion.

Not such a clever dick after all !

So, at 2100 AEDST on Joy 94.9 & joy.org.au & the Joy app listen in to the final hours of something that has been a big part of my life for five years.

There will be blubbing, but not necessarily where you expect it.




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