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The first 100 days

When I started this blog I didn’t really know what I’d write about. The domain offers a clue but it’s a loose direction of travel more than it’s a statement of intent. A bit like the way I run my life. In recent years I’ve become fascinated with narrative. Learning to understand the stories we […]

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Creating value in lockdown

I read a post today about how best to make use of our time on lockdown. Do we fritter the time away, constantly refreshing social media feeds and binge watching Netflix? Or do we invest the time to create something of lasting value; a writing project, learning a new skill or training our bodies to […]

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One day at a time

It’s tempting in these extraordinary times to express our opinion about what’s going on as a statement of fact. It’s not. Truth told we don’t know what’s real or imagined or how things are going to unfold. In an age of information overload it’s easy to get caught up in the narrative of fear. Don’t […]

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A nation divided

The point of this post is to remind people that it is the GOVERNMENT that are responsible for the country. They are to be held accountable for the actions they take and the decisions they make. That’s the responsibility that comes with the job of being an elected MP and running a democratic nation.   […]

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We, the people

From a friend: As this crisis deepens and the death toll mounts, a narrative is going to emerge that will be very seductive to many of us. It will all be the fault of “the people.” The people who failed to practice social distancing. The people who hoarded. The people who didn’t listen to the […]

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Practices for sovereignty

I left the UK in 2015 on what would become a transformative journey. A coming of age quest to experience the world on my own terms. An opportunity to test myself in a wide spectrum of scenarios. The outcome of this adventure was a renewed perspective on how to live. I gained an insight into […]

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How to discern news from narrative

A few days ago I suggested that its about time we began a critical assessment of our news sources. I make that recommendation because while our attention is elsewhere (the current distraction is global pandemic) significant changes are being made in Law that have far reaching implications for civil liberties and personal freedoms. This morning, […]

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Lockdown in India

There may reason for cautious optimism in India. It’s possible that the swift and drastic action taken has contained the spread of the novel coronavirus. Inshallah. Some commentators have suggested that India has overreacted. As the second largest population on the planet the risk of rapid spread is real. Access to basic sanitation, let alone […]

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A balanced view

I’m a believer in personal responsibility. I take great care to act in a way that is in line with my understanding of karma. I feel that we have an obligation to show up where we can. To that end I endeavour to create content that articulates a variety of ideas, theories and philosophies. In […]

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A glimpse of the future

For many years I’ve had a couple of my parents friends claim that there would be a huge economic crash. They couldn’t say exactly when nor could they explain the implications of it but they were certain it would come – “it’s going to go bang”. Well, here we are, 2020, a dozen years of […]