Friday, 24 January 2014

Thanks Bill

On this date in 1971, the 53rd Anniversary of his marriage to Lois, Bill W. died. What can we say, except "Thanks, Bill."

It's an odd thing, every year around the time of Bill Wilson's death I start thinking just how much difference one man (or woman) can make.

Lots of great things have been written about Bill over the years and there can be no doubt that what Bill and DrBob started in the mid thirties has saved and changed many, many lives.

But let's remember, Bill was just a man. A great man no doubt, but a man all the same. And this is important, it's important because if just a man like Bill Wilson can make such a long lasting change in the world, so can we.

Thanks Bill.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Mostly reading

Mostly I don't read, not much anyway. It's not that I can't you understand, I have the ability and for that matter the inclination, I just don't have the time. Or, to be a little more precise, i just don't make the time. Unless I'm in the bath that is.

I like reading in the bath reading what I like. Not much more to it then that really.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Pins and Needles

I stick needles in ears, have done for a while now. Thousands of needles in hundreds of ears with the most amazing results. Getting trained in and have the chance to consistently practice and develop my skills in auricular  accupunture has been, and continues to be a truly mind expanding experience.

So, what is Acupuncture?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy (called Chi) run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
Want to know more? interested in what acupuncture can offer you? Ping me an email  on and i'll do what I can. It'd great to hear from you. 

Halfwits at best

I ride a bike, I drive a car and I cycle. Each of these forms of transport have brought me lessons and opportunities to learn and grow in there own ways. Lately these lessons have been coming to me on my cycle rides to work. I get on my push bike at least a couple of times a week and just about every time I find myself surprised, no amazed at the way some other road users carry on. Including fellow cyclists.  

A few years ago I got myself through my bike test, the guy who did my training said that if i assume every other road user is going to do something mighty stupid, ill probably survive. Little did I know how spot on he was. Most days I make it home convinced every other bus, taxi, car, bike, boat and goat has but one primary purpose, to kill me dead.

So, what's the lesson ? you may well ask. For me the lesson is clear and simple. For the most part people are worried about themselves, nothing much else comes into it. With this in mind it gets much easier to deal with selfish self centred road users. And once I can do that, the rest of the day is simple..

The education of Jack

As parents we all have a great responsibility to educate our children, a responsibility that I for one take very seriously. Part of this responsibility calls for the correct delegation on who will educate and  in what areas. For example, my job was to show Jack the ways of the force. Of course I did this by walking him through each and every StarWars film obviously delivered in the order the were made. A truly wonderful experience I must admit. A right of passage some would say.

That being that, tonight it was time for mum to step in and deliver her film education to the boy. Tonight we sat down as a family and watched the first Harry Potter film together. Home cooked food with hot mince pies and ice cream while storms raged outside gave for a memorable experience in anyone's book. Hopefully this will be the case with Jack over the coming months as the wonder, laughter and darkness that is Harry Potter unfolds.