Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but dont stop!)

I’m always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive victim of the drugs of consumerism. But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product – when one’s hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive – and this is when the best… Continue reading Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but dont stop!)

Learning to play guitar – #1

For Snowman (Pat Snow) The guitar is usually tuned EADGBE – this is a compromise between ease of playing melody and being able to play a huge variety of chords (especially bar chords). check your guitar tuning A good key to learn first is C major. This is all the white notes on a piano… Continue reading Learning to play guitar – #1

Productivity, mass media and alienation

The View from the Hill Today,as I gazed down at the town from my hilltop, I saw a “man” who had inherited about £120,000 several years ago, and, rather than buy his council flat, he’d blown all the money on foreign holidays (which he couldn’t recall, due to the vast intake of alcohol) and wanted… Continue reading Productivity, mass media and alienation

Resurgence of Wholeness

What to do tomorrow?   Timid Or Mundane, Or a Radical Resurgence Of Wholeness (and today …) 🦉 © Peter Fairbrother @pjforguk www.pjf.org.uk 🌄 Afterthoughts: The road to Wholeness starts today – everyday. Though it doesn’t always feel thus at the time A confused society separates Work and Play. Wholeness recognises both as the same:… Continue reading Resurgence of Wholeness

eating healthy on a budget

Recent shopping trips have made two facts very plain: 1. Many customers, much younger than I, look extremely physically unfit/ or unwell. 2. Many customers look and sound bewildered when deciding what to buy They would be less vulnerable to the mischief of food corporations’ TV advertising and packaging if they had a list. Even… Continue reading eating healthy on a budget