May

17

King Sized Heart

A tiny dog with a kingly name and a king-sized heart passed away it was reported recently, and were he human, he would have been buried with a medal. George the Jack Russell terrier died after saving five children from a mauling or worse by two pitbull terriers in the tiny Taranaki, New Zealand township […]

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May

15

The Good Old Days

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1OCrRrgVw I try to avoid politics as a rule. Which is not to say that I am apolitical. Or above an interest in the machinations of rule, or even blind to the massive impact that the powerful have upon our world. But I have learnt, through long, wild-eyed ranting and experience, to put my blood […]

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May

11

We Don’t Know How Lucky We Are

Sumangali.org’s recent musings on Englishness, or eccentricity really—for the two in this particular instance are painted indistinguishable—has led me directly to ponder come celebrate the woolly-brained, cockamamie qualities of my own nation, perhaps not so distant in heart from England—all be we as distant as it is possible geographically. Not so distant in blood either. […]

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May

06

Touched my heart of stone

This video, although it has been around for a while, is getting a lot of attention on the inter-web right now, and amusingly, under the title (paraphrased for sensitive readers) “If the end of this video doesn’t make you feel good, you may be cold and heartless.” It’s true actually—the story of an autistic, highschool […]

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May

04

Comment of the Week

Larry Keiler of Mental Blog has just won my inaugural comment of the week competition. Apologies for the lack of warning but, seeing as this blog is dedicated to—and occasionally written in—the spirit of meditation, if you weren’t on the same wave length, well… better luck next time. Larry’s prize? A mention—in fact a word-for-word […]

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May

02

Back from holiday

Not a few of my readers come to me from Sumangali.org, and so, in the spirit of serendipity, and just a little charity, let me return the favour and announce a return to blogging form: Truly… Nothing’s Small. Which gives me a convenient excuse to mention poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose poem forms the title […]

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May

02

Putting the World Write

A friend of mine has just started a new site for writing and blogging advice: www.netwriting.co.uk. A prolific writer, he turns out articles at the rate I write paragraphs, putting words on the page faster than a competitive road cyclist cycles—his main, off-line pursuit. Ok, so that last analogy was a little forced, but I’m […]

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May

01

What value the environment?

It was not good news for an environment already choked half to death, but in terms of geopolitics it was huge: China unearthed another buried army the other day, but of oil rather than terracotta—an estimated 2.2 billion barrels worth. The political implications of this discovery are huge—China’s economic growth to a great extent is […]

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