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The aspiration gap

The pursuit of betterment in Great Britain is party of the DNA of culture. The upper class expect standards to be met and maintained at all costs. In matrimonial union the perfect social match preferred to a true romance. A high flying career of status the only permissable occupation. A daughter sorely disappoints her father […]

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The death taboo

The great lesson of the pandemic is about our relationship with death. The loss of a loved one, the accompanying grief and fear of our own death are highly emotive states. The inevitability of death means that we must at some point reconcile our relationship with mortality. How do we face death? Death has been […]

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Forty four hours

In the two days since I last posted (the domain expired and I had to ask my trusty business partner to renew it). I did almost a two day juice fast. I’m currently on a breathwork course to become a facilitator (of which more later), and the desire, and eating in my post cycling world […]

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Kefi

Kefi is a Greek word that loosely translates as fun and happiness. It’s more than that though, it’s an art of living. Kefi is the ability to keep smiling even when things go wrong. It’s dancing in the rain. It’s sharing a beautiful moment during a delicious meal. It’s drinking cocktails in Athens at the […]

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5 things that were hollered at me in Jaipur

“Too long time since white skin” “Mask, mask” “Looking dapper, my friend” “Lovely jubbly” “Sound as a pound” “Many long time since foreigners coming” That’s six but the first and last sum up the situation perfectly. Big India is always a crazy trip, you know. It’s intense in so many ways, but in a touristic […]

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The hearts of good people are flower-soft in prosperity, but like a great rock on the mountain, strong and hard in adversity, Bhartrihari

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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 […]