February 21, 2020

I tend to prescribe to the idea that best intentions more often than not create bad outcomes.

A good example of this is the attempt to arrange social events with different groups of friends.

Be that a dinner with old school friends and university friends, or work col...

February 21, 2020

They said that we were trash


Well the name is Crass, not Clash

They can stuff their punk credentials


Cause it's them that take the cash


They won't change nothing with their fashionable talk


All their RAR badges and their protest walk


Thousands of white men standing in a...

February 17, 2020

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; li...

February 17, 2020

So it’s happening, the spread of Wuhan flu, the coronavirus, novel coronavirus, number 73 on the menu, whatever you are calling it, it looks like it’s here to stay. In fact, they are currently trying to name it “A group of scientists say they are making this a priority...

February 17, 2020

The Road goes ever on and on,


Down from the door where it began.


Now far ahead the Road has gone,


And I must follow, if I can,


Pursuing it with eager feet,


Until it joins some larger way


Where many paths and errands meet.


And whither then? I cannot say.

February 17, 2020

‘Who am I?’ is 1 of the 5 spiritual questions or Koans which Zenways work on during the ‘Breakthrough to Zen’ retreats. I wrote about my experiences on these retreats in my previous blog called ‘Weeding the Garden’.

On these Zenways retreats, a key component is the dyad...

January 31, 2020

'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate,
Of the days of that old gentleman who had that old estate;
When they spent the public money at a bountiful old rate
On ev'ry mistress, pimp, and scamp, at ev'ry noble gate,
In the fine old English Tory times;
S...

January 31, 2020

I find little more frustrating than having to watch the slow distortion of free market capitalism into crony capitalism.

Despite this distortion being clear as day and troubling, it receives little attention.

It is in fact ignored. 

Rather than questioning how this di...

January 31, 2020

His Grace! impossible! what, dead!
Of old age too, and in his bed!
And could that mighty warrior fall,
And so inglorious, after all?
Well, since he's gone, no matter how,
The last loud trump must wake him now;
And, trust me, as the noise grows stronger,
He'd wish to sl...

January 31, 2020

We live in an age where people are able to read different opinions on almost every subject at the touch of a phone.

You would think that this level of information would result in people consuming different opinions and us living in an age of nuance and broad ideas.

O...

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