So I decided to write the book. This section will be the place where you will eventually be able to read more about it and order it. However, it won’t be published before January 2023 and so this will be my main project for the next year and a half (I am writing these words in the middle of 2021).
This is a project I have been thinking about for a long time and I am having to make some sacrifices (not animals or humans) to achieve the goal. I believe it will be well worth it, whatever happens. In the worst case, I will have written something rather cool which will make my life more interesting. In the very best case, I will make tonnes of cash and reinvest much of that into an even bigger creative project I have been working on.
I am not giving anything away though so you will just have to wait until the book hits the (mostly virtual) “shelves”. In the meantime, I will be posting about my rather strange life and thoughts for those who may be curious about such things. It won’t be half as fascinating as the really interesting book I will be publishing but it is almost certainly weird enough to arouse some people’s curiosity.
I would describe myself as a compassionate empiricist
When it comes to politics, I believe that the values of compassion and empiricism are more important than dogmatically identifying with the left or right over any issue. Compassion is a sympathetic awareness of the suffering of all human beings and other sentient living organisms. When thoroughly cultivated, it tends to result in a desire … Continue reading “I would describe myself as a compassionate empiricist”
Is the self an illusion?
My quick answer to this question is that it merely depends on what we mean by the “self” but ultimately “YES”: the self can be viewed as an illusion in the sense that many Buddhist-inspired meditators and therapists have in mind. However, it’s worth exploring both the “NO” and the “YES” answers to this question … Continue reading “Is the self an illusion?”
The most beautiful passage from the Bible
Although I am not a Christian, there is one passage of the Bible which inspires me more than any other excerpt from any other religious text. In many ways, it shows me how far I have to go before I am the person I really want to be. At the same time, it also gives … Continue reading “The most beautiful passage from the Bible”
An interesting article about religion
I suspect that there is some kind of creative intelligence which accounts for the structure of the Universe and I am not against calling it “God”. Yet I also hesitate to use that word since it is loaded with connotations that come to us through Abrahamic religions that seem problematic in many ways. For this … Continue reading “An interesting article about religion”
The law of attraction debunked
I keep bumping into people who believe in the so-called “law” of attraction and so I thought I would offer a few reasons why I believe it to be an unpersuasive theory about how things really work. According to the theory, our thoughts create reality. Now there is one sense in which this is obviously … Continue reading “The law of attraction debunked”
Writing tunes for fun
One of the ways I’m keeping myself amused these days is to write little tunes just for fun. It all began when I was walking through Gateshead and suddenly noticed the following item displayed in the window of a Cash Converters store. Needless to say, it was love at first sight. And the price? Just … Continue reading “Writing tunes for fun”
A daily vegan diet on a budget
I’m figuring out a daily diet which is designed to save money and ensure I get all the nutrients my body needs. I think this could be useful to share since many people may assume that a vegan diet would either be expensive or leave them feeling malnourished and low on energy. My recommended formula … Continue reading “A daily vegan diet on a budget”
The landlord with a psycho vibe
After two weeks of living in a tent, I’ve come to the rather obvious conclusion that it isn’t for me and so I’ve moved to the North East in search of a cheap house share where I can carry on working on my creative projects. At one point, I managed to find a truly spectacular … Continue reading “The landlord with a psycho vibe”
Living in a tent
I have already been living in a tent for a few days and so far I don’t mind it too much… Of course, it’s a bit of an experiment and much easier during the Summer nights but if I can get used to this way of living then it would be a great way to … Continue reading “Living in a tent”