This was Dr J.I.T. Russell’s response to a question I posed some years ago about his apparent ability to manage the demands of various projects concurrently.
Dr J.I.T. Russell is my father, and, I find now, that he is right and genes will out. Three is too much. And so, I find, is four or five.
I will be paring back on my projects eventually, but not at the moment. I am in that mid-life stage where time seems to speed up and one must push ahead in a vain attempt to offset the effects. In the meantime, some weeds may grow round here. But what is a weed after all? Merely a flower in the wrong place.
The Head Gardener