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Joy of cycling part 2 The Night Ride

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/aug/05/carpe-noctem-joy-cycling-through-night-ride-coast   On the eurovelo 6 following the Danube I spent the night on the saddle , going through a nature Reserve with the deafening sound of frogs adding to the state of wonder of being totally alone with nature .
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The joy of cycling

https://cyclingtips.com/2015/02/why-cycling-makes-us-happy-the-positive-psychology-of-being-on-the-bike/   As you wonder what the new new year will bring , I’d like you to consider getting on your bike or if you haven’t got one then visit the local tip as I’m sure you‘ll find a discarded one . Take it home and give it TLC ,  tender...
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The Romance of Train Travel

https://aod-pod-uk-live.akamaized.net/mpg_mp3_vlow/modav/bUnknown-a3f4eeb0-9396-48b6-8f85-ff3aacfd5c03_p07ys5gc_cUnknown_1577108719782.mp3?__gda__=1577533992_d4edaf79fa6346de20568930f4c9534e   Take a suitable folding bike , can’t go wrong with a Brompton, put in a bag and let the train take the strain
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Bike Friday celebrates Christmas and it’s creative year

https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9e17f2965ccbfb0789e7d883b&id=20e64da36d&e=d57019b3dc   Unfortunately these bikes are quite expensive in the UK and we don’t really get 20 inch wheels , but I think you can still buy them at the excellent bike shop under Bath station .
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More from the Adventure Cycling Magazine

https://www.adventurecycling.org/blog/   I have ridden the Danube cycle trail and it’s a must experience . So plan a ride in the coming year . There is a railway along much of the route so you can easily return home when you’ve had enough.
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A Boxing Day meditation not in the ring but out towards Freedom

Image credit: Flight into Egypt (detail), Henry Ossawa Turner, 1923, Metropolitan Museum of Art.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Fifty-two   Incarnation       Inspiriting the WorldThursday, December 26, 2019     What I am calling an incarnational worldview is the profound recognition of the presence of the divine...
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Another side of Christmas

Whttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_(Joni_Mitchell_song)   This is  one of her most successful song     https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001l70   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F8MqF7xEGhs
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A Christmas time meditation

Image credit: Flight into Egypt (detail), Henry Ossawa Turner, 1923, Metropolitan Museum of Art.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Fifty-two   Incarnation       “Mothering” GodWednesday, December 25, 2019Christmas, Feast of the Incarnation     Here, in time, we are celebrating the eternal birth which God the...
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Ram Das , Richard Alpert dies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/obituaries/baba-ram-dass-richard-alpert-dead.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0eVNODs9D5Ca9sTGrGGxNaunByopOlAMS6IaB4CxVmtfTeOH82Jrb_tks       This is is a bit of a Blast from the Past . In the late 60s /70s I worked as a PSR for Western Airlines ( the only way to fly) at LAX and I wrote out a ticket for SFO to Richard Alpert and I managed...
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Walk of Wisdom a pilgrimage for the coming year

https://walkofwisdom.org/en/   This amazing experience was started by a Dutch friend of mine and it has grown very successfully. If you can manage it I do recommend this walk and the most beautiful broach at the end 
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The Chithurst Monastery Web Site

http://www.cittaviveka.org/   Just in case you havent visited it for it for some time , Chris a long term visitor who is an expert programmer has rebuilt the site so enjoy 
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Another meditation insight

Image credit: Flight into Egypt (detail), Henry Ossawa Turner, 1923, Metropolitan Museum of Art.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation Those of you, and that incldues me, who are shy of the Christian message don’t worry he handles it very lightly , but at the same time goes to the truth of all religions, at least that’s how...
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The supplier of the Blender

http://app.bronto.com/public/viewmessage/html/40246/3lqee5fpwcezkvzuw8fm36v2dc4q6/0bbc03eb00000000000000000000001c62b5   I wouldnt normally include any advertising on zycling , but I’m so impressed with the new blender, that I imagine all their products are of this quality. Anthow this is the world most of us live in now and not all online business are that efficient. So quite unprompted...
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A Winter’s Tale

https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-winter-winter-solstice   I got the the idea of this post from a Facebook friend . And if it stops raining who knows what will wet our appetites 
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Xmas lights at Chithurst

https://www.facebook.com/616142806/posts/10154303836792807?sfns=mo   A friend photgraphed this amazing display near chithurst monastery do visit 
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A Christmas celebration of Mary

https://vimeo.com/247061457?ref=em-share   Brenda our meditation group facilitator, recommended this video , it’s what I call a feminist reflection on the Christmas story . So if your celebrating this period and you haven’t got a Christian phobia then you might enjoy it , I did in my arriving dotage PLG Tony  ...
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Another story of recovery through contemplation

Image credit: La Soupe (detail), Pablo Picasso, 1902-03, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.   No Images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Fifty-one   Twelve-Step Spirituality:Part Two       ReorderFriday, December 20, 2019     I have known and cared deeply for people in recovery for most of my professional...
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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels : Stuffed Rissoles     ;  arborio rice , risotto style   Uncooked rice , fry onions , garlic , mushroom in olive oil .add rice till nutty add lemon juice add hot stock slowly keeping simmering and stirring until cooked but wet Leave to cool and able to  handle. Work in...
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Another important thought for the day

Image credit: La Soupe (detail), Pablo Picasso, 1902-03, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.        No Images? Click here     And            Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Fifty-one   Twelve-Step Spirituality:Part Two       Helping OthersThursday, December 19, 2019     Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as...
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Another amazing cycle adventure

https://www.sidetracked.com/home-comforts/   A report on a womans cycle adventure in South America , with no money !!
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