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To Do List and Diary

Thought Id share my “To Do” system in case its of any interest. Its a system thats evolved over quite a long period of time and now seems to work quite well in terms of: a) keeping me up todate with what I want/need to be doing, whilst b) helping me avoid the feeling that...Continue reading

Nonviolent Communication Weekend

This weekend I attended a course in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre. NVC is nothing to do with Buddhism per se (tho it does sit well alongside it). It was developed by an American, Marshall Rosenberg out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960s. I really...Continue reading

Psychedelic Mushrooms – long term effects

The long term effects of Mushrooms revealed in new study. “July 1, 2008 — Scientists reported Tuesday that when they surveyed volunteers 14 months after they took a psychedelic drug as part of a research project, most said they were still feeling and behaving better because of the experience. Two-thirds of them also said the...Continue reading

Cannabis Reclassified?

British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has gone on record saying she wants to reverse the recent classification of Cannabis to a Grade C drug, putting it back up to Grade B instead. This means that the maximum prison sentence for possessing this naturally occuring plant rises from two years to five years and anyone caught...Continue reading


My partner Lyndall is a keen one for womans issues and the environment, so she’s excited to have a found a product that is great for women, cost saving and good for the environment. The Mooncup is a healthy alternative to tampons, is by all accounts comfortable and easy to use and can be used...Continue reading

Our Australian Travels

I dont write much in the way of chatty news on this blog, but fortunately my lovely partner Lyndall has been writing up our Australian travels. We have been here in Oz since December and still have a few more weeks. Our travels have taken us to Melbourne along the great Ocean Road and there...Continue reading


Last night I was thinking about all the different selves I have, there are quite a few and they seem to operate quite independently. There’s the one that sits here plugged into the computer, theres my work mind, my musical mind, the one I am when Im relating to my partner, or to my friends,...Continue reading

Permission to relax

Yesterday I had a bit of a lie after a couple of late nights (one dealing with a cancelation for the comedy night on weds and the other getting sucked into a documentary on Charles Bukowski) and was thinking that I’d been pretty productive with my mornings so far since the new year (meditating an...Continue reading

Uncertain Future

During a lovely sunset beach walk with my partner yesterday I took the opportunity to talk over the future. I suppose its inevitable that during some down time (Im keeping fairly busy during my time in Australia, but not as intensely as at home) that I should spend some time thinking about the future, but...Continue reading
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