i blog about: things that interest me – things that I am reading or watching or listening to...

October 4, 2022

I want to be insanely obsessed

I want to be crazy about something again. And when I say crazy, I mean insanely obsessed, filled with passion, evangelistic borderline fundamentalist. A fanatic! I think you get the picture. I want to have that feeling when I first fell in love with The Savage Sword of Conan magazine....

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October 1, 2022

This is some heavy sh%t

This is what happens when the council decides to fix something that isn’t broken. You end up making extra trips to the garbage dump to offload your rubbish because 3 weeks is a long time to wait for the next scheduled collection. Unless that was the plan all along to...

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September 30, 2022

Are you caring about the wrong things?

Sam Harris on the meaning of life What is the reality of your present moment? What Sam Harris does in this video is to get you to rethink the quality of your attention in the present moment so that when you get to the end of this finite life of...

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September 29, 2022

What we believe we believe

I’ve had this thought about identity. We believe we know who we are, but then there is the ‘who’ we really are, which I gather is the point of meditation and spiritual practice – to discover who we really are. I often lack the patience to figure it out. That’s...

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September 29, 2022

Another trip around the sun

So Coolio passed away today. He was only 59 years old.  That’s only 5 years older than me. My reaction to that is damn, I could go at any time, so I best live as though my days are numbered because they are.  This is it. This is my life,...

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September 26, 2022

[Audio] On Finding the Lost Spirit of the Web

I stumbled upon a few websites that if you are a nostalgic Generation Xer like me, you’ll love!! They are reminiscent of the weird and wonderful spaces that were spawned in places like Geocities and Livejournal. Here are the links I mention in the episode: NeocitiesStatus CafeDeadjournal Here’s my Status...

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September 25, 2022

Neocities

This is what I miss about the old Internet, individual flare, and creativity, like this ASCII comic from Michelle. You have to duck and dodge the algorithms and echo chambers if you want to find good stuff like this. I found this on Neocities. If you haven’t heard of Neocities,...

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September 23, 2022

Too Many Voices

I needed some inspiration today. I haven’t been happy with my voice lately. There’s too much noise in my head and too many voices competing with each other for attention. It’s kind of like the shell game, my voice is the pea underneath one of the shells, and no matter...

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September 19, 2022

This Is a Twitter Thread Written Using WordPress

I didn’t know you could use your WordPress blog to write Twitter threads or convert your existing blog posts into threads. I’ve been dabbling with threads recently, mostly using Hypefury or Typefully to compose them. I want to write more micro-essays and turn them into threads without overwhelming my Twitter...

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August 30, 2022

How’s your thinking?

I’m currently testing out H5P, a free web app that allows you to create interactive content. The app was created to give freelance e-learning designers like me, an open source and free alternative to the pricey commercial e-learning authoring tools. This is an interactive video I made with H5P. It’s...

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August 22, 2022

What can the mountain trail teach us about life?

We all know the map is not the territory. It’s not until you get on the ground and see the terrain with your own eyes that a way forward can be planned in accordance with the sensory details around you at the time of departure. In this episode, I share...

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July 28, 2022

A personal development and self-improvement playbook

Ok, I finally pushed publish on my new learning and development project. It’s a personal development and self-improvement program delivered in the form of a newsletter. Each issue consists of a microlearning module and links to additional resources to support the selected topic. each week, the microlearning module will cover...

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July 25, 2022

Episode #326: Wisdom for a thirsty fish

One of my go-to books for morning reflection is Wu Hsin’s book: Aphorisms for Thirsty Fish: The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin. In this episode, I share a few nuggets of wisdom from the book, plus my commentary on the passages and what they mean to me. Here’s the video version...

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July 14, 2022

My favourite Barefoot Doctor books

The Barefoot Doctor aka Stephen Russell was a practitioner and teacher of Taoism, its medicine, philosophy, meditation practices, and martial arts and manifesting system, or wu wei. I first came across his work in a small bookshop tucked away in the Scottish Highlands. It was his informal, wayward writing style and approach...

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