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The Metonic Cycle

The Metonic Cycle states that a lunar cycle will repeat to roughly the same date every 19 years.  This means that this Halloween is a full moon. A full Halloween Hunters Blue Moon to be precise. A rare sight indeed. Meton of Athens noted this rare occurrence in 432BC but due to leap years and […]

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The four way test

The four way test of things we think, say and do. 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendship? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? These are the precepts of the International Rotary Club District 3050. I walked by a stone […]

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Stripping back

Since I took off on a half lap around the world by bike I’ve become a spartan minimalist. I’ve never really cared much for stuff and things. I’m a bootstrapping, bare minimum kind of guy. Now that I’m living a more settled lifestyle I’ve started to review the accumulation of things appearing in my home. […]

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Somatic release

I went on a date once with a Turkish woman. We met cycling through London Fields late one Friday night. Seda invited me to 5 Rhythms at Old Finsbury Town Hall. I got there after a long day in the office. I’d already trained in the pool, attended a yoga class and had a 20 […]

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Walter Mitty

Be like Walter, turn it up loud. Sex and drugs and rock and roll Is all my brain and body need Sex and drugs and rock and roll Are very good indeed Keep your silly ways or throw them out the window The wisdom of your ways, I’ve been there and I know Lots of […]

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Creative suffering

Nick Cave is a total dude. His Red Hand Files are one of the best emails I get each week. This week he’s answered a question about the link between creativity and suffering. Suffering as a constant, as described by the Buddha in his enlightened teachings, sets a realistic expectation. From this vantage point things […]

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Dancers and dreamers

I’m a dancer and a dreamer. My way of being speaks to the philosophical questions of life, to the higher purpose and meaning of this existence, to the lofty heights of creativity and artistic expression. Day to day that means I appear to be slack, procrastinating and ineffectual. Such are the metrics of modern life. […]

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Life divine

Divine life is full, infinite, perfect and blissful.  Therefore, lead the life divine. Sivananda.org

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Whiplash

As a keen cyclist I’ve ridden many miles on two wheels. Accidents are part the risk associated with the activity. I had two crashes that resulted in whiplash. At the time I experienced shock and the symptoms associated with it. I brushed off the impact as nothing serious. I went to work, didn’t bother with […]

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Tier 3

I’ve stated before that I do not consent to these restrictions. I’ll say it again right now – I do not consent to any Corona induced legislation, not in my name. I shared a petition recently to repeal the Corona Virus Act. The sweeping powers that destroyed ancient civil liberties was agreed for six months […]