Simple Living for Complex Lives – Campfire Food

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The Summer holidays in these parts bring evenings and early mornings spent on the beach, children wetsuit clad dipping in and out of the sea or wallowing in the muddy reed lined pools scattered through the lunar landscape of gradually subsiding grassland that clothes the lower cliff slopes. Continue reading

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Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives

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Compton Bay Isle of Wight

“Despite the well-documented effects of anger, fear, and anxiety on the ability to reason, many programs continue to ignore the need to engage the safety system of the brain before trying to promote new ways of thinking. The last things that should be cut from school schedules are chorus, physical education, recess, and anything else involving movement, play, and joyful engagement. Continue reading

Simple Wisdom For Complex Lives

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Tall Ship, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

 

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

 

Simple Wisdom For Complex Lives

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Wireless Fun – Compton Beach, Isle of Wight

“Oh please, oh please, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.”

Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Photo courtesy of my wonderful friend Anyold Abbie.

Simple Wisdom For Complex Lives

 

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Solent Buoy

 

“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”

― Milan Kundera

 

Simple Wisdom For Complex Lives

Sheep Grazing At Sunset, Gatcombe Down

Sheep Grazing At Dusk – Gatcombe Down, Isle of Wight

“When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. By attending to them, you will forget your anger and learn to live wisely.”

Marcus Aurelius