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‘We require more Mindfulness and Discipline’ – Daniel Schmachtenber

Don’t skip this post or you will miss a great Poem. I wrote in a previous post that my favourite philosophical debate was Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson arguing ‘What is True’. Since its release it has become widely recognised

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The Top 5 Observation Blogger Posts celebrating Christmas

Let’s be honest, it has been a wretched year for most. I admit I am ordinarily a Scrooge come XMAS, but this year more than any other I truly, madly deeply want to celebrate this Christmas in all its glory.

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Carrying a Torch (1991) – Van Morrison

Carrying a Torch is the second song to feature from Van Morrison in this music library project, but it is my favourite song I’ve heard from him. It’s one for the ages at least as far as I would rate

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Carry You Home (2008) – James Blunt

This is the second song to feature in this music library from James Blunt. As I detailed in an earlier post I have always had a penchant for James because he’s an ex military officer like me. Unlike James I

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The Flea Market’s Tractor Beam

Thankfully the wet season has passed in Bogotá, Colombia. We are now blessed with beautiful Sun-filled days. I took the Sun for granted when I lived in Australia. I really did, until I lived in a tropical climate. The months

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The Environmental Conundrum with Elon Musk

I haven’t read anything in the Elon Musk’s comments about his business incentives in this matter. Elon’s business is built on being more environmentally friendly and that is good – right? We live in moderate neo-libertarian economies which on the

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Is Civil War Imminent in the US? Douglas Murray alludes to its possibility.

Douglas Murray’s latest interview – as always ‘engaging’ but perplexing to say the least. This tops my favourite interview about the state of the world and mind-matters in general since COVID wreaked-havoc. Murray is one smart cookie and some have

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Darkhorse Podcast 41 – The price to be paid for not raising a Fist

If you don’t raise your arm and fist at a US restaurant in support of BLM this is what could happen: Discussing politics wasn’t part of my aim when I set up this blog. I even wrote how I would

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Carribean Wind (1985) – Bob Dylan

Carribean Wind is another one of those immense Dylan songs one can find perplexing how he deemed it unreleasable material. When writing this post I was tossing up between this and Abandoned Love to declare my favourite. I realised I

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ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
The song is appropriately named because it’s hard to get it out of your head after you listen to it. The song peaked at #9 in the Billboard 100 in…

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