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82 Quirky Text Messages from a Grandfather to his Granddaughter living in the Loft. About two short texts a week. Plus Comment for Parents/Guardians

Quirky means eccentric, odd, whacky, unpredictable.  Texts for a teenager,15, living with her grandfather….

A year ago (July 2021), our family talked about the wish of D’nae, 14, to move from Hertfordshire, 30 minutes north of London, to Totnes in south Devon. Continue reading 



Start a Vegan Diet today. Have you thought about it? Are you making excuses? What about B12?

While teaching my current retreat here in Seminarhaus Engl, Bavaria, I had a 1-1 with a woman in her 20s who faces daily a challenging health issue with remarkable fortitude. We spoke about the importance of a vegan diet for the welfare of animals and for health. I appreciated her dedication to a plant-based diet. She inspired this blog I wrote soon after.

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How to make Indian Chai for One Person

Ah, chai, garam, garam, chai. It means tea, hot, hot, tea. We hear it chanted in India on railway station platforms, in the corridors of trains, at bus stands and from the chai wallahs sitting at their stall. Continue reading 



Bright Star. A Poem by John Keats (1795–1821). Plus line-by-line in Plain English.

The best of poems has the potential to offer us a depth of profound realisation with lasting insights. Continue reading 



Are you Addicted to the Mobile Phone (Cell Phone, Smart Phone)? Do you spend too much time on your mobile? Five hours a day is about one year in five.

An Inquiry into the Use of the Mobile Phone (Cell Phone, Smart Phone)

Part One. The Addiction

While out and about on my bike, I (nearly) bump into the back of addicts on the streets of Totnes and the tracks along the river and into the countryside. Continue reading 




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