The Google techno weeny Chade-Meng Tan, led a set of mindfulness classes which became a mindfulness institute. Tan says he was “constantly miserable” until he discovered that such a temperament […]
Recently Fiona and I watched a hockey game in Toronto between the the Maples Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning. The latter were just too good for the Leafs, much to […]
The other day I was walking though Kirribilli, a north shore suburb of Sydney and came across a most unusual old dilapidated fence which looked very much out of place […]
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind – A Einstein I have been a bit disconcerted by planetary events of late. What to make of this […]
Annapurna is a track I created with brother Michael. I would call it moving and inspirational. Featuring flowing pads and strings with Indian voice and percussion, including tablas and bhangra […]
During my visit to Canada I was fascinated by the Haida people and their story of creation. The Haida are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. […]
After a recent stay in Canada I marvelled at their society, their economy, their baffling politeness and how they manage to hold it all together. Just how does Canada maintain […]
Recently I went to a concert by Polyphonic Voices at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. With a focus on Gabriel Faure’s Requiem it was simply sublime. A friend said that the […]
Oh well…..this image is not an attempt at humour. I modified the cover of Time to help me cope.
Just sorted out my photos from Halloween in Vancouver and took this shot below. Spooky. Plus a more amusing shot in someones front yard.
Read the remarkable full story at The Atlantic In 2005 the Kansas Board of Education voted to let public schools teach the creationist theory of intelligent design alongside evolution, arguing […]
I met Erossoph, a polish sausage seller on the street in Toronto. Large in stature and presence, gregarious and welcoming, he had his own little sidewalk stand. He told me […]