Movement

The conspiracy to make us consume.

Sometimes conspiracy theories turn out not to be theories at all. In this fascinating video, we are shown the common practice of intentionally baking a self-destruction date (known in the business as planned obsolescence) into the things we buy. The conspiracy is to make inferior products and then ensure that it is difficult or impossible […]

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Stillness

The Hero’s Journey.

So this movie serendipitously arose in my feed today. At first, I was going to skim right past it, pretty much because I saw the name Deepak Chopra whom I find slightly on the spiritually sketchy side….but for some reason felt compelled to take a look at it despite my biases. And you know what….it […]

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food

Local Press Cafe. Canberra.

This morning I have a dentist appointment and I set out a little early to grab a coffee down at the Kingston foreshore. Indulging in a croissant or toasted banana bread seemed a little hypocritical seeing I was about to get a filling. So I settled for a plain old pre-drill coffee and a glass […]

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Instructions

Your mobile phone is tracking you.

The New York Times has a sobering article: How Your Phone Betrays Democracy) demonstrating how easy it is for governments and political parties to use the data gathered from our mobile phones to track us. By tracking your movements a data-set of activities is built up that deduces your home location, as well as the […]

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Stillness

Two handed practice.

The following excerpt is from the blog popupzendo.org. It looks at a simple practice of using two hands to embody mindfulness in day to day activities and encounters. “……. there are always opportunities to practice intentional embodiment in the midst of everyday activity that we still haven’t mastered. Two handed practice can be included as a […]

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Instructions

iPhone. From talisman to tool.

Its been a little while now since I dumped the last of my social media accounts. One thing I have noticed is that my iPhone spends a lot more time in other places than my hands. In my bag. On a table. Somewhere else. For the first few days, there was this habitual almost reflex […]

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Movement

Why travel in a motor home is the bees knees.

First up, Im going to need to establish exactly WTF ‘the bees knees’ means. Helpfully, nobody seems to know for sure. Some say it has to do with the fact that bees carry all that pollen goodness they have collected in a small pouch just above their ‘knees’. But there is no real evidence this […]

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