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The lie of the land

In a recent Guardian article George Monbiot shared a few words on the subject of land ownership. It is a fact that 92% of England is off limits – there is no right of access. As we enter the fifth week of lockdown in the UK, beyond the confusing details of the restrictions placed upon […]

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Phosphorescence

For new moon we went night swimming in the Arabian sea. There was an amazing blue phosphorescence in the water. Every move we made traced in a majestic display of nature’s own magic. phosphorescence/ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs(ə)ns/ light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat. “the stones overhead gleamed with phosphorescence” PHYSICSthe emission of radiation in […]

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Bicycles

As the increased appreciation for quality outdoor time continues to gather pace, perhaps it’s time to reframe the bicycle as part of the solution?

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A lockdown adventure

There are many ways to manufacture adventure at this time of mandatory confinement. Yesterday, we moved house. All the way around the corner. The one thing about lockdown is that I’m missing my bicycle. I really want to get out in the forest with my bike. Under normal circumstances I’d be planning a summer trip […]

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A slight return

We’ve reached the tipping point. In the hero’s journey of Joseph Campbell fame, we’re about to cross the threshold. This is the part where we have a collective realisation, a moment of awakening, and return with the elixir. The elixir in the case of our existence on the planet is a new way of being […]

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Project plateau

I’m not really in the creative flow today. We’re moving house. It’s hot and humid. And I simply can not. I reached a similar plateau in Vipassana way back. After 107 days of consecutive daily practice I missed two sittings which meant I missed out on the mystic 108. In the case of the meditation […]

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A new favourite

Check out Karen Dalton.

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The truth according to Steak-umm

Riffing on the importance of critical thinking at this time of cultural crisis, here’s a few words from the awesome and hilarious Steak-umm twitter account. Because, you know, we can be serious and fun at the same time: I guess if a morally and economically bankrupt reality show host can be president, a savvy scholar […]

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Songs for a lockdown

One of the great joys of this long weekend of a lockdown is the opportunity to listen to music. To dig a bit deeper into an artists back catalogue and really go in. I seriously love this aspect of self isolation. The artist I’d like to share is Father John Misty. I’ve favourites on each […]

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Myth and initiation

I shared in a post a few days back the details of a journey that transformed the way that I relate to the world. This meandering shamble half way around the planet on a push iron was an initiation. A self organised ritual of self imposed hardship, a test of physical endurance and stamina, a […]