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All we want for Christmas…

It’s been a year! A lot’s been learned about the nature of people and their passions, and also their poison. Together with a lot of you, we had a great ‘Goodbye to 2016’ in November. Thanks to all again, true friends are people that are just there sharing the same old shift! Hopefully, we can […]

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Pause again…

I’ve been busy, new job, new routines, new life! Hence the lack of recent wittering on this blog. But ‘tis Sunday night, the kids (and wife) are watching ‘Strictly’… and so here goes… I recently had a chance to drive a car where it constantly reminded you of your real-time fuel economy. I discovered that I […]

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Shhhh!

In January, without much reasoning, I flippantly decided that my ‘one word’ for 2016 might be ‘notice’. Over the period of 40 days leading up to the festival of Easter, where possible, I’ve been trying to ‘notice’ things around and within me a tad more.  I’ve been following a live email series, led by Brian […]

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Morning Puja?

This morning was a very normal morning. Overcast, mild, a normal ride in down very normal back streets with very normal people… I have recently been reminded to be aware of people*. This morning I breakfasted with my young family; a fraught affair with spillages, tantrums, laughter, worries, sharing and hopes. (I have been remined […]

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Advent-ure

Advent: “Reaching out to grasp eternal things” (Alfred Delp) Like when you come in from a frosty day and the warmth of the room causes tingles and a buzzing glow to your skin, the vibrancy of life can be incandescent, the warmth of true simple joy can be fervent and intoxicating; …from the fragrant zest […]

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I never made it…

RAW DATA: Today I went to a open meeting about contemplation and creativity – I never made it. I went to talk to some people who meet to discuss and create visual art. Specifically contemplative art (Is there any other form of art? I wonder). I have seen some of the group’s creations and I […]

A period of transition…

(Started April 2011 – see below) Update December 2016 Not such an easy task…    (an update on a previous post) I posted recently that after more than 5 years on reduced rigging, I am now again finally trying a fuller set of sails. For more than 5 years Citalopram has helped take the winds […]

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JPR Archive

Archives… 2008-2002 Time flies… Monday, 8 December 2008 Well time flies when you’re having fun! Em and I are well, if a little tattered around the edges. The little ladies keep us on our toes and Emma especially deserves a medal for keeping it all together. Abbie J. is 3 and a half now and […]