Wednesday, 28 June 2017

What is a Stoic?

A 5 minute introduction. Please watch on You Tube. 
Marcus Aurelius is my prophet! 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Big Green Thing

She tells me to hurry.

It was "flitting about  

like a butterfly"

When I fetch the camera 

it is on the ground 

by the watering can. 

Hurriedly snapping. Focus on auto. 

No hint 

of skills.  

Waves of its feelers - it finds the green 

bush. And 

is gon

ps - Length of 'The Big Green Thing': from nose to tail about 10 to 12 cms.

Sunday, 25 June 2017


Reflect often how all the life of today is a repetition of the past; and observe that it also presages what is to come. Review the many complete dramas and their settings, all so similar, which you have known in your own experience, or from bygone history: the whole court-circle of Hadrian, for example, or the court of Antonius, or the courts of Philip, Alexander, and Croesus.
The performance is always the same; it is only the actors who       change.    
                                                           Meditations - Book 10 no. 27
Marcus Aurelius

'That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.'

'. . . after 45 years of research and study the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.' 

Aldous Huxley

Saturday, 3 June 2017