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The truth contagion

I’ve had this virus. Please take it seriously. It’s spreading. Better be prepared. 💓💙💜💛💚 “The next wave of viral infection is coming towards us. So far only a few people were infected but the virus seems to have mutated and spreads from different countries – faster than Ebola. The system-threatening virus has been named the […]

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Corona induced Stockholm Syndrome

Should we trust the government? Government handling of the covid crisis has created a climate of fear in the UK that is palpable. People are afraid to leave their homes. Residents of tourist towns are taking matter into their own hands, vigilante style; shooing people away with home made signs, building road blocks and setting […]

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Hold on tightly, let go lightly

In the film Croupier, Clive Owen plays a struggling writer who takes a job at a casino. He’s approached by a gambler planning a heist. Down on her luck she’s prepared to do anything. The action unfolds around the relationship between the two characters. It’s high stakes for the pair as they go deep into […]

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An introduction to a friend

My friend Lydia has written a beautiful piece for her blog, Something I Learnt. The new article on loneliness and connection may resonate with readers in these locked down days. It’s a lovely read and a delightful insight into lockdown in another culture.

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Hangry

When you’ve had a few beers the night before and haven’t had enough to eat the next day. Feeling exceptionally moody for absolutely no reason? You’re hangry. Irritability and frustration arising out of nowhere? You’re hangry. Weak, lethargic and can’t even? You’re hangry. Go eat something you mad fish.

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Sovereignty is our birthright

This covid story is still hijacking common sense and duping seemingly intelligent people. What happened to good old fashioned critical thinking and independent analysis? Why does the narrative confound peoples’ ability to think and act rationally at this time? One argument is that you can’t bite the hand that feeds you. It’s an odd expression […]

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Preparing for monsoon

Today we’ve had a power cut from 8am to 3pm. As preparations are made for monsoon season, trees are cut and trimmed to preserve electricity lines. That means cutting the power while engineers and arborists do there thing. Folks are seeking to optimise their housing situations. Moving to homes with AC, swimming pools or access […]

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The small things

I started some new exercises today. I’m working on core strength and upper body. There’s a glitch in my right shoulder, a twitch that activates under weight. My PT has given me a set of movements to do to strengthen the muscle rotation. It’s a small range of movement but effective. I’m amazed by the […]

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A view from the afternoon

I’m standing on the beach facing the Arabian sea. A group of twenty men and boys celebrate raucously, the winning goal has been scored. Thunder rumbles in the distance. A storm is brewing. Palms fronds lean to in the rising breeze. Waves crash, roll in, pull back, repeat with mesmeric regularity. The sky is a […]

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Smoothie bowls

This season in India I’ve been feasting on a new breakfast. Charlie Ma introduced them as a way of adding some fun to morning munchies. I’ve been a big fan of smoothies for a long while but smoothie bowls are next level. Today’s bowl: The smoothie: two bananas, frozen coconut flesh, curd, three dates, spirulina […]