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The 12 Steps and the Biosphere: A Meditation on Ecology, Repair and Spiritual Recovery

written on the 11th of October 2018. A version of this is available as a PDF here: the 12 steps and the biosphere On Monday I saw the headlines and today I followed it up. The UN and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) have announced that the current target of limiting global warming […]

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You give the devil the little finger, and he takes the whole hand – a manifesto on technology addiction

As many of you know, I have spent a considerable amount of time outside of the realm of present day “digital normality”, and chose to live in a kind of analogue exile for an extended period. When I returned to the world of technology I wanted to be more available for contact with the “outside […]

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Dance: my current working definition

My current (slightly lofty) working definition, since someome asked: Dance is a universal human activity based around the aesthetic experience of movement – i.e. it goes beyond the functional aspect of movement to include the artistic, symbolic and expressive. This can be in the context of recreation, ritual and religious activity, social encounter, the challenging […]

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Breathing: Waiting for the Inbreath

I am writing this in Slovakia – escaping the chaos and the drone of London. For 10 days I have been accompanied by a book by Sandra Sabatini called “Breath”. Sabatini comes from a yoga background and studied extensively with Vanda Scaravelli – a gorgeous Italian musician who with B.S. Iyengar. Scaravelli developed an approach […]

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Uncertainty

I believe that refusing to live with uncertainty is a major cultural disease we are face. Generally, certainty, or at least the perception of it, is something to strive for. This is not new. Previously we took solace in religious dogmas about the afterlife and now we take solace in big tech and big data. […]

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Personal Origins

When I was about 17 years old I was in a Drama class. My teacher had studied something called “Laban Movement Studies” and was getting us to explore shaping the body. The task was this: without leaving the spot where you were standing, move the body as far forwards as possible. As far back. As […]

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Experiment/ Confessional

This is an experiment right now. I have set myself the challenge, of writing in a different register. Everything you have seen so far has been based on my attempts to present to you, to the world, a solid, together, air of professionalism. In doing so I have shown you my strengths, or at least […]

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