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All Hands on Deck

I’m told “The nonprofit Project Drawdown, which compiles research from an international coalition of scientists, says that “a plant-based diet may be the most effective way an individual can stop climate change.” Adopting such a diet should be our first … Continue reading

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Rewilding with George Monbiot and Alan Watson Featherstone.

You would have had to book well in advance to get a seat in Exeter University’s Forum last week. The auditorium was packed, and an air of quiet expectation permeated the room. We weren’t disappointed. Within minutes, George Monbiot’s powerful … Continue reading

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An innovative approach to political campaigning

http://southdevon.greenparty.org.uk/news/2015/04/25/bikes-across-dartmoor-for-a-green-mp-in-central-devon/

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Best Wishes for a Happy and Restful Solstice and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year

Hi Everyone, I just want to check in to wish you all best wishes for a happy and restful Winter Solstice  and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. I’m sorry I haven’t offered you any new writing for a while … Continue reading

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Bring Your Own Boat.

In the middle of a sleep-deprived, turbulent night some bright spark must have sat up sharp and decided that running a good restaurant simply isn’t difficult enough. No. What you really need for that added challenge is a barely accessible … Continue reading

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The Grit in the Grease

For those of you who’ve been wondering where I’m making my connections between cycling, meditation and other Buddhist ideas, here’s a draft of the prologue to my forthcoming travelogue. I’d love to know what you think. Prologue: The Grit in … Continue reading

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Form, Emptiness and the Great Tit of Zen

Mindfulness. Pedalling around all over the place is all very well, but sometimes I need stillness and contemplation. In his book The Power of Now, Ekhart Tolle says that he has “lived with several Zen Masters – all of them … Continue reading

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