So you are away travelling and your child develops a fever. They seem otherwise OK and are still running around like crazy. But you are concerned that they might be getting sick. Should you give them a dose of paracetamol? Fever is one of the most common symptoms of illness in children. And … Continue reading Giving paracetamol to your kids for fevers. The facts.
My friend Doug Bruns from over at The House I Live In is participating in Stoic Week which begins on October 1st. Go read his post about it. Stoicism, at least modern stoicism examines the philosophy of stoic writers such as Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus, and asks if their ideas can help us lead … Continue reading 10 stoic guidelines to consider.
I recently came across this picture in my Instagram feed and I thought it was pretty cool. Just a group of zen practitioners fooling around at the beach. But also pretty good reminder (for me at least) that appearances are only skin deep. That, and perhaps....never take yourself to seriously! As it says in the … Continue reading Beach Zen.
Well it’s that time of the year. Bindii plants are strategically emerging all over our back lawn. If not located out and and destroyed, they will soon enough deploy their heinous prickly burs. For our dog Juno, this makes any excursion into the back garden a total nightmare. 30 seconds of doing frolicking dog stuff … Continue reading Battle of the Bindii
If the parks and wilderness areas must preserve anything, even at the cost of unpopularity, it must be this: the possibility of contact with wild forms of being. This requires two things. First, we must preserve those other things as freely existing, self-organizing nations in their own right. Second, we must preserve true contact with … Continue reading Wildness
Juno tends to be a bit of a people magnet, which is funny as he really is much more interested in making friends with other dogs than humans. But the collateral fallout from his magnetism is we get to meet plenty of new people when out and about. Juno acts as a touchstone to start … Continue reading Our magnetic dog.