After the Storm

(click for full size) Last time I was in Dortmund, a storm passed over the city and left this view in its wake ...…

What does scientific and natural martial arts look like?

There are many styles of martial arts which I have referred to before: sport, combat, military and energy work martial arts. Some arts main focus is on killing the enemy like Fairbairn's WW2 Gutter fighting. Some are focused on containment and…

Hey Google, Why Are You Spying on me?

My Google Nest Mini, was listening to Joel Osteen this morning. Three months ago, I purchased three of the new Google Nest Mini's. Two were for my aging father whom I help care for, one was for my…

Collecting that prescription again

Varied the routine this time. After walking down the conventional way, I caught the bus for the first time in months, got off at Nant Peris and walked back up through the fields and quarry to home. The bus was busy because of walkers going to the…

The brainless society, the art of feeling nowhere at home

Philosophy and mathematics today for a change! Should I mention Einstein, Laplace, Isaac Newton, ... then you tell me these were geniuses of their time, with IQ far above average. They knew how to use their brains to solve some problems. Then maybe…

The Beauty of Fog and Mist

There is something about fog that is both beautiful yet mysterious or challenging. …

Virtual Conferencing at UKICER

I recently attended a virtual conference - the UKICER 2020 conference. Due to various… circumstances, this year the conference was held entirely online. This was a new experience for me so I've decided to write up what I thought about…