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primordial process



No  things, no time,

Just Process

Process, Process.

Continual becoming,

Such pressure ongoing!

Creation from  whence

The Big Bang  came.

But it’s happening

All the time,

All the time.

But I am here with a vertex

A point of view

A perspective

Anything can happen

Tho’ common things

Happen frequently.

Everything is everywhere

All the time.

Just wait and observe.

By the Law of Least Action

At random apparently

The universe is built.

Common events occur commonly

And I can choose

As I am conscious

And have free will..

The builder?

The Everything

And Anything

The Source

Of love and power.

Is Everywhere.

So something is observed

By me

But I did not create it.

And spacetime begins.

It is always beginning

And always ending.


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seamus heaney 1939 – 2013

Seamus Heaney Timeline photos
Seamus Heaney Timeline photos


A great man has passed by and left his mark.

I will always remember going to an evening with Seamus Heaney in Glasgow 12 years ago.  His spirit filled the hall floating on the poetry he recited.  Not always easy poetry but based on experience and validated by struggle.  The importance of tradition and having come from somewhere distinct, in his case Northern Ireland, was evident, but tempered by an enormous depth of humanity and understanding.  A Nobel Prize and his numerous academic distinctions did not change him.

diana-the price of fame

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The death of Diana remains controversial and many of those involved wish to keep it so.



Is it possible that the truth will ever be known?


marilyn-the price of fame



It is hard to overestimate the global impact the death of Marilyn Monroe had. It rivaled that of Diana and was controversial for many of the same reasons: A mix of sex, power, beauty and intrigue. Marylin was one of the most photographed people on the planet at the time when the impact of the 7/7 24/24 media machine on the individuals targeted was just becoming apparent. Bert Stern was not to know that these would be the last photographs, apart from the forensic photographs taken during the investigation of her death on the 4th August 1962.


Carl Sagan and the Human Presence on Earth

What a magnficent contribution to our understanding of ourselves and our part in the Universe Carl Sagan made. Transformational!

each new day



New day is dawning fresh with morning dew.

Each new day a gift to marvel at anew.

Each seems so perfect arising with the sun.

Yet our days are numbered, until we know not when.


What will come to pass before this day is done?

We cannot know, each has their course to run.

Onward, always onward, one day from the next.

Yet our days are numbered, until we know not when.


What would be if we could see a little bit ahead?

Our fear is such, we would clutch each minute filled with dread.

Time watched, time stilled, it suffocates the soul.

Yet our days are numbered, until we know not when.

photo and text geoff clements

i ching, the book of changes


The online translation of this classic Chinese text which is used as a book of divination.


Jung’s forward to the I Ching:


An online version of the I Ching that one can consult:


neuroplasticity: our brains change continuously during our lives


Identical twins have always been fascinating. How can one tell them apart? How do two individuals with identical genetic information in their body cells grow up to be separate different people? Previous work with twins showed that the influence of their genetics and environment on average each contributed 50% to their behaviour.

Modern work on the cells of the brain indicates that there is much more flexibility than previously thought and that in many ways the brain is very malleable. Not only do nerve cell processes change with time, but new nerve cells can appear. So although there is an intrinsic pattern laid down initially, this is continually being modified as the result of experience of environmental stimuli. As no two people’s experience is identical, even twins, their brains gradually diverge, becoming more and more different. Recent work by Julia Freund and others on mice has examined this process in greater detail than ever before.

This neuroplasticity is important because it provides the potential for change under the right circumstances: For example in education, recovery after injury and in therapy. For example learning a foreign language or to juggle three balls in the air can be shown to lead to changes in the pattern of brain scans.  During meditation in some cases specific changes can be seen- in other words the brain can change itself!  This has been called self-directed neuroplasticity.