Last week was meant to be one of high output. Most of the videos from earlier events are completed and published, and my son Will is filling my Inbox with drafts of the Legaltech videos. There are pending events to promote (like the Nuix one which I have just written about) and a new disclosure judgment in England and Wales (Serco v MoD, which I have also just written about).
One interruption last week was a scheduled one – to hospital going under anaesthetic so that a camera could be winched down my throat (all clear, thank you). The open road to a publication stream lay before me.
That night, however, my mother died down in Suffolk. This was not truly unexpected – she was 89, and we were told she was dying last June, so she had a pretty good run after that. I mentioned this briefly on Twitter and was quite overwhelmed with the reaction, from people I actually know, people I know only on Twitter, and people I don’t know at all. It was an uplifting experience.
If nothing quite prepares you for that event in your life, there is no rehearsal either for the mass of practical things which must be dealt with, complicated in our case by the fact that it takes seven hours to do the round trip to Suffolk and back. Much of this week will be taken up with more of the same, and today’s brisk flurry of articles aims to knock a hole in the to-do list.
There will be more shortly.