APR
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April happenings 2

April Happenings  Part 2     Easter Frolics First I have a confession the lettuce miracle is over, it lasted one night only ( I have a ton of the stuff in the fridge ) but the good news is that if I follow Mr. K advice , and go over...
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APR
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Urban Icons

Urban Icons
Urban Icons  ----Hokusai says---my friend Mike   My friend Mike is a very creative chap and the pictures he takes of the streets we walk on , but very rarely notice ( unless you trip and fall ) are remarkable. He also is a poet and offered up this piece, from...
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APR
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Around Australia & Japan

Around Australia and a bit of Japan by Brompton  wow factor 91/2 /10 Winter 2012 I decided to get a three stopover round-the-world job first leg Hong Kong . When I first visited HK in the sixties as a BOAC steward though it already was this amazing emporium , you could...
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APR
03
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April Happenings

April Happenings   Part 1 I thought I would give a monthly report on what's going on in this little corner of England , West Sussex is  nestled against Hampshire and Surrey.  I could present in the style of Garrison Keillor, " Welcome to Stedaaam , where the men are upright...
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MAR
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Vanished Africa

Though I haven't cycled in Africa , I did visit Kenya, Nigeria , Ghana and Libya when I was an Air Steward. On a night flight to Entebbe I noticed a Christian Monk on board and he came up to the galley to have a chat, as he noticed I seemed...
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MAR
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Loneliness, not to be Feared

Precept ( 8 )  Going Alone: an in -depth look at non-attachment   This really is the very big one in our lives. On a cycle ride there is a lot of stimulation with new countries ,people and cities to visit. But in this Blog I want to explore what loneliness...
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MAR
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Easter Tip

WA Tip for Easter : Let us Eat Lettuce    Just returned from my Sunday ritual, a walk along the river to the Monastery for lunch and a quick polish of my parents  brass plaque on the bench in the cloisters. Chatting to a friend after the meal, I mentioned my...
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MAR
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Handling Fear

In the precept FEAR ( 5 ) I look at fear around cycling , here is a very complete examination of the subject from my friend who presented Hidden Anger.                        5 Truths about Fear    1) The fear will never...
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MAR
09
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On Being Competitive

On being competitive  A deeper look at precept ( 6 )   In many ways I think this may be the most difficult one to get to grips with. Anyone who has been following the ups and downs of Lance Armstrong will understand how damaging the need to win can become....
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MAR
08
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On Being Assertive

On being assertive. A further look at Precept ( 7 ) This isn't going to be a rant on how awful car drivers are to cyclist, no this is going to be sensible advice on using busy narrow roads with a degree of control and safety .   Being assertive means...
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MAR
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Groningen cycling city

http://youtu.be/fv38J7SKH_g
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MAR
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Bricycles Club

                       Life before and after Bricycles   When my marriage fell apart , I turned to my bike and a new cycle came about namely Bricycles the cycle and campaign group of Brighton UK a town by the sea made famous...
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MAR
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Palestinian Solidarity

Palestinian support---Israeli hatred--- Projection---Compassion   I recently spent a day with the Palestinian Solidarity Group in Portsmouth . There was a lovely Middle Eastern lunch laid on for free, prepared by who I imagine were ladies from that area. The program was much as you expect, several presentations of the terrible...
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FEB
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Returning to Lay Life

This is a very interesting Blog and report by a chap I met at Chithurst a couple of years ago . I'm afraid I can't include him with my Interesting Links as I have run out of space .   http://www.orenjaysofer.com/blog/renunciation  
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FEB
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New Zealand on a full tummy

      Down Under in NZ  with a camper , son , girlfriend , and the Brompton. Winter 2009.                                                              ...
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FEB
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Hidden Anger

Hidden Anger   I don't know about you, but I sometime feel down for what appears no apparent reason. Sometime on long rides, particularly last summer in Norway. If your honest and you take notice of your thoughts and how they effect your feelings your begin to see where these moods...
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FEB
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Interesting links/ blogs

Interesting Links---Others Blogs   You will have noticed that on the home page I have listed twelve Links to blogs and sites. I thought I would explain my interest in these and their relevance to ZYCLING .   ADAM CURTIS : he is the "enfant terrible" of Aunty Beeb T V...
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FEB
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Befriending

Dhammapada reflections---Befriending---Ajahn Munindo   In these Blogs I'd like to explore where the Buddha's Verses and the Monks comments enhance and inform the ZYCLING precepts.                            It is hard to find                ...
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Silence

Dhammapada  reflections---Silence--- Ajahn Munindo   In these blogs I'd like to explore where the Buddha's Verses , and the monks comments explain and enrich the ZYCLING Precepts .             Silence does not denote profundity             If you are ignorant and untrained....
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JAN
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Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva
              Try practicing being a BODHISATTVA   Just returned from volunteering to read with children at the primary school in the village. I've done this before, when I worked as a blood donor attendant , on the way to the venue. So in this blog...
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