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#quote Rincewind (in Sourcery, by Terry Pratchett)...
#quote Rincewind (in Sourcery, by Terry Pratchett)<br /><br />It&#39;s vital to remember who you really are.... Other people... Always get it wrong.<br /><br />I read this book years ago, and this passage didn&#39;t register. Nowadays it positively hollers, full volume πŸ€”πŸ™„βœοΈπŸŒ…




Self Knowledge - the best protection from banana s...
Self Knowledge - the best protection from banana skins, literal or otherwise πŸ¦‰πŸ˜‰




The video: horse chestnut and sweet chestnut tr...
The video: <br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxDeauzgT0w" rel="nofollow"> horse chestnut and sweet chestnut trees in Cornwall</a>




Cash versus kindness. It&#39;s a sad world, and no...
Cash versus kindness. It&#39;s a sad world, and not just the Untidy States of America.<br />Lead by example, Marty - buying local, from hens you know πŸ˜ŠπŸ£πŸ“πŸ”




The almighty dollar overrides cruelty in the U.S. ...
The almighty dollar overrides cruelty in the U.S.




Hmmm, Viking with a trace of Scots - no wonder you...
Hmmm, Viking with a trace of Scots - no wonder you sound a wee bit pickled πŸŽƒ<br /><br />my mistake &#39;Ye sound a wee bit pickled πŸŽƒ&#39;




Blast! Quote: Video unavailable This content is ...
Blast! Quote:<br /><br />Video unavailable<br />This content is not available on this country domain.<br /><br />qu&#39;est-ce que c&#39;est &#39;country domain&#39;, Merci Bucket πŸ™ πŸ¦‘ 🦐




The singer..Borat...is a comedic actor who is Jewi...
The singer..Borat...is a comedic actor who is Jewish...




Yew old coots...Eye em gonna say phuk here. In Vik...
Yew old coots...Eye em gonna say phuk here. In Viking..delete me if&#39;n ya will.




Which not, was typed as Which BOT, but the device ...
Which not, was typed as Which BOT, but the device CORRECTED IT 🀯😠




Explanation is simple, honourable sir, it depends ...
Explanation is simple, honourable sir, it depends which not is monitoring comments,and which tipple,and quantity thereof, the not has imbibed,<br />πŸ™„πŸ€πŸ˜‰β˜ οΈπŸ‹οΈπŸ’šπŸ‘»πŸŽ©.<br />PS the emojis have no significance, except in supermarkets and snow. And this sentence was composed entirely by volunteer words of the Android (!) Tablet.<br /><br />If you ever work out what I&#39;m ranting about, please let




Hold on here..I was deleted for saying f**k in Lat...
Hold on here..I was deleted for saying f**k in Latin. In Latin!! But now it is ok in English?? Please explain.




School nights only apply to boarding schools. That...
School nights only apply to boarding schools. That entails lots of fees, and the people that do all the work don&#39;t have spare money, having to pay it all as rent, to rich R Sole☠️, or mortgage interest to banks, owned by Rich RSole, his brother.🧐<br /><br />Lord Douchebag, who haunts this planet, knows the R Sole dynasty. (I nearly wrote die nasty, by mistake πŸ€•).<br /><br />It&#39;s good to




Please to tell me a school night poem. I am thanki...
Please to tell me a school night poem. I am thanking you.




Happy birthday, poem!
Happy birthday, poem!




Originally meaning &quot;beyond our understanding&...
Originally meaning &quot;beyond our understanding&quot;.<br /><br />Currently, this means about 99%, but I am trying 😊




Miracle...a funny word.
Miracle...a funny word.




Life, love and nature are ~miraculous. Our respon...
Life, love and nature are ~miraculous.<br /><br />Our responses can vary from being profoundly moved to indifference &amp; boredom. <br /><br />What really interests me is the state of mind that is open to being moved. <br /><br />Children often are able, grow up (!) and grow out of it, grow wise and recover the ability. <br /><br />My 2 cents 😊




There are an untold number of Earth like planets o...
There are an untold number of Earth like planets out there. No miracle. It&#39;s like saying birth is a miracle...really..it happens thousands of time per day in all creatures. I like to think that a miracle is something which rarely happens...a one in a trillion chance of happening. I guess i have a different definition of miracle.




Some dietitians advise that wheat bran can aggrava...
Some dietitians advise that wheat bran can aggravate gout, so alternative sources of bran are advised. Peas have lots of solub soluble fibre.




If you don&#39;t like porridge, then flapjacks are...
If you don&#39;t like porridge, then flapjacks are a good alternative #HealthyFood using oats.




Fine satire, Lord Dutchbog! I have reason to belie...
Fine satire, Lord Dutchbog! I have reason to believe that you are in truth a keen gardener, protector of wildlife, bane of Walmart and admirer of organic, non-GMO beer.<br /><br />Very thoughtful of you to use the English spelling of colOr - I wish I could do bedder, maybe fonettick Hill Annoy?




Those in the know are aware that foods grown using...
Those in the know are aware that foods grown using my Monsanto chemicals provide the nutrition needed by all humans. These foods are sold in brightly coloUred containers which attract the youth. I advise consuming dairy daily. My factory herds are given only the finest antibiotics and chemically engineered grains to provide a healthy life.




Indeed, it now has a dedicated hashtag: #SocialMe...
Indeed, it now has a dedicated hashtag:<br /><br />#SocialMediaForGood <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/socialmediaforgood" rel="nofollow"> see πŸ€³πŸΎπŸŒˆπŸ€“πŸŽ‡ #socialmediaforgood </a>




Linseed, either ground seed or oil, is an excellen...
Linseed, either ground seed or oil, is an excellent (eggcellent!) substitute for eggs in baking - very glue-like πŸ³πŸ‘πŸ˜‰




Personally, I&#39;d quit the dairy food, and add s...
Personally, I&#39;d quit the dairy food, and add seeds (and their oils) like flax (aka linseed), sunflower and rapeseed. In other countries olive and grape seed oil is plentiful.




Brown rice and veg to keep for days (related to to...
Brown rice and veg to keep for days (related to todays news <a href="https://pjforguk.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-diet-for-healthy-people-and-planet.html" rel="nofollow"> diet for healthy people and planet</a> )<br /><br /><a href="https://plantbasedonabudget.com/recipe/brown-fried-rice/" rel="nofollow"> excellent recipe for brown rice (plus veg) to keep for the week </a><br /><br />Ingredients<br /




Related post - multi-disciplinary study works out ...
Related post - multi-disciplinary study works out the perfect diet for people&#39;s health and the planet:<br /><br /><a href="https://pjforguk.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-diet-for-healthy-people-and-planet.html" rel="nofollow"> The diet for healthy people AND the planet </a>.<br /><br />A summary of the whole report is free, here <a href="https://eatforum.org/initiatives/the-eat-lancet-commission/




arcade game? Yes! To train reactions and response ...
arcade game? Yes! To train reactions and response time, which markedly deteriorate with age.<br /><br />(I tried it - it helps). 5 minutes most days seems enough




So would you prefer a scientific view of the world...
So would you prefer a scientific view of the world, eg quantum theory?<br />




See what is..not what could be as if it was
See what is..not what could be as if it was




What doesn&#39;t
What doesn&#39;t




It just doesn&#39;t matter.
It just doesn&#39;t matter.




Inyi = into (spellchecker hell!) Begin = began (si...
Inyi = into (spellchecker hell!)<br />Begin = began (sigh. Not &#39;vegan&#39; blogger)




Today (grey, cold, quiet) I was sorely tempted to ...
Today (grey, cold, quiet) I was sorely tempted to attempt a world record for afternoon sleeping, but persevered with some writing.<br />It was a struggle! <br />Two hours later it was a doddle, and I recognised the feeling of change. <br /><br />Exactly how I used to feel about one week inyi the autumn term as an undergraduate, when the tiny muscle between my ears finally begin to work! <br /><br




Here&#39;s a thought - at their best, could emojis...
Here&#39;s a thought - at their best, could emojis be a subversive means of reintroducing the forgotten language of symbols into imaginative debate? πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ€°




Similar to your pal, but I favoured plan B. Finish...
Similar to your pal, but I favoured plan B.<br />Finish the book then start again!




I read the three books when I was 17. I never watc...
I read the three books when I was 17. I never watched the movie because it could never match what my imagination came up with when reading the books. ~~I had a friend who never finished reading the trilogy because he enjoyed it so much that he didn&#39;t want it to end. :)




The whole book is full of journeys of transformati...
The whole book is full of journeys of transformation. More anon...




Could you find any clips from the movie, maybe? It...
Could you find any clips from the movie, maybe? It sounds interesting ... lemmings with wings πŸ‘©πŸΏ




πŸ™ƒ I intended to message this to @SunShine_SS7 @...
πŸ™ƒ I intended to message this to<br /><br /> @SunShine_SS7 @xo_Juliet_Hana @indusha21 @marienassar_ @gary_hensel @wonstap @BethFratesMD @_AnnaSchulz_ @melanie_korach @Vasiliki05<br /><br />but I seem to have fluffed it!<br /><br />I plead incompetence πŸ™ƒ




That&#39;s the spirit, Marty! Positive Mental Atti...
That&#39;s the spirit, Marty! Positive Mental Attitude (isn&#39;t that a song? It&#39;s definitely a hashtag ..) πŸ˜‚




I need a few trillion new brain cells. Plus a new ...
I need a few trillion new brain cells. Plus a new body. Other than that I&#39;m in top shape! :)




Related to healthy food: EXERCISE πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ ...
Related to healthy food: EXERCISE πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ<br /><br />Protective Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain... : Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews https://journals.lww.com/acsm-essr/Fulltext/2018/10000/Protective_Effects_of_Exercise_on_Cognition_and.4.aspx<br /><br />#exercise for #brainhealth and cognition




Oh dear, telling the truth. Trump will be upset. E...
Oh dear, telling the truth. Trump will be upset.<br />Excellent musical satire, Marty. Well found πŸŽΆπŸ™ƒπŸ‘




Speaking of Bird Box...there&#39;s a movie by that...
Speaking of Bird Box...there&#39;s a movie by that name that has Americans blindfolding themselves and walking into walls and worse. The stupidity of Americans just never ends.-




Mostly mild here, except 3 days ~1C at night - the...
Mostly mild here, except 3 days ~1C at night - the Jet Stream is all over the place nowadays.<br /><br />It looks very good news about the sea change in the &#39;House&#39; of USA politics. Ms Pelosi being a very capable thorn in tRUMP&#39;s rump, to coin a phrase :)<br /><br />So, a good start to 2019. I&#39;m still praying that Brexit won&#39;t happen. Also making plans for my garden! A MUCH




We&#39;re very warm for this time of year. No snow...
We&#39;re very warm for this time of year. No snow as of yet. ~~~Good news government wise. The House was won back by the Democrats and now Trump isn&#39;t going to get away with his stupidity.




Exercise is one of the best &#39;medicines&#39; fo...
Exercise is one of the best &#39;medicines&#39; for improving mental health.<br /><br />The hundreds of activities that count as healthy exercise can ensure we never feel bored.<br />a plan or timetable works well for the absent minded (moi!)




Thank you, honourable sir! I feel optimistic. Guit...
Thank you, honourable sir! I feel optimistic. Guitar technique is progressing. So much of this enormous house &#39;upgrade&#39; is done. I hope to record an instrumental soon. Possibly &#39;invites only&#39; on Youtube so there is less pressure (invites includes your good self, of course!).<br /><br />How cold is it in Illinois? Has Trumpenstein installed coal-fired heating for the outdoors yet?




Happy (I hope)New Year Pete!
Happy (I hope)New Year Pete!




One of the most important aspects of self knowledg...
One of the most important aspects of self knowledge is becoming aware of one&#39;s own mis-education, then undoing the damage.<br /><br />An excellent article (referring to an equally excellent book) has just appeared <a rel="nofollow">here </a><br /><br />Every person has two choices for how to cope with any aspect of society that is uncomfortable: act to change it, or surrender.<br /><br />




A personal tale of the journey from prison to whol...
A personal tale of the journey from prison to wholeness, including the fundamental freedom of owning one&#39;s own home.<br /><br /><a href="https://eu.jconline.com/story/news/local/lafayette/2018/12/30/prison-home-ownership-lafayette-womans-tale-recovery/2348877002/" rel="nofollow"> from prison to wholeness</a><br /><br />Amy Brinkley is now a successful professional, working as the bureau chief




When energy returns, it&#39;s important to know wh...
When energy returns, it&#39;s important to know where to direct it. Modern media and advertising is expert at exploiting free-floating exuberance and don&#39;t have our best interests at heart. Temporary isolation and relative silence help.




#healthyfood grows outdoors, not in cages. Learn...
#healthyfood grows outdoors, not in cages.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ReTRUCp4w" rel="nofollow"> Learn About Grass Fed Beef, Holistic Management and Soil Biology video </a> <br />filmed at Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed cattle farm in Clearwater, Minnesota.




Interesting news: alcohol coffee and extra weight...
Interesting news: <a href="https://abc7chicago.com/health/alcohol-coffee-could-be-key-to-living-longer-study-finds/4969273/" rel="nofollow"> alcohol coffee and extra weight! for over-70s </a>.<br /><br />In a few years time I might have an alibi for eating extra calories :)<br /><br />Quote: Major findings<br /><br />Researchers from The 90+ Study have published many scientific papers in premier




Where does the time go!? It&#39;s a year since thi...
Where does the time go!? It&#39;s a year since this story appeared!




Valhalla Home for Seniors for me, Marty. I can&#39...
Valhalla Home for Seniors for me, Marty. I can&#39;t wait.




I am perfect for I believe in Odin and shall dwell...
I am perfect for I believe in Odin and shall dwell in Valhalla upon my life ending.




You must have a few exceptions, surely? Songwriter...
You must have a few exceptions, surely?<br />Songwriters, or quote-worthy philosophers?




Hmmm, what&#39;s my xmas feeling? Oh yeah....annoy...
Hmmm, what&#39;s my xmas feeling? Oh yeah....annoyance at the human race.




To avoid producing trans fats by frying at high te...
To avoid producing trans fats by frying at high temperatures, use a halogen hotplate and choose the temperature settings rather than power. My hotplate at 140C never makes rapeseed oil or olive oil smoke - hence no chemical changes.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/healthyfood.php" rel="nofollow">healthy food education</a>




This (here and now) is, potentially, paradise, but...
This (here and now) is, potentially, paradise, but the devils of evil and ignorance get in the way.<br />It&#39;s frustrating, because nobody benefits.<br />The <a href="https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/pathological-wealth.php" rel="nofollow">pathologically wealthy</a> believe they do, ... , until (if) they grow up.




Trumpenstein gets a pasting on Twitter, mostly. It...
Trumpenstein gets a pasting on Twitter, mostly. It&#39;s easy to sort the wheat from the chaff, at least that&#39;s my experience




I&#39;m following the project...but I&#39;m not as...
I&#39;m following the project...but I&#39;m not as upbeat as you are. I&#39;m glad you continue to have such a positive attitude in bleak times. As far as twitter goes..I despise it. Trump uses it ...thus ...twitter is the end of purpose. Time to quit social media..human opiate and demise.




P.S. I&#39;d very much value your feedback on the...
P.S. I&#39;d very much value your feedback on <a href="https://blog.pjf.org.uk/p/project.html" rel="nofollow"> the project </a>. In a bewilderingly complex world (the species more than the planet!) it often feels difficult deciding what to do...




B is for beer ... and, of course, B vitamins. Hop...
B is for beer ... and, of course, B vitamins.<br /><br />Hoping to cheer you, Marty. #TrumpResign has been trending on Twitter. What a clown ...




And for those of us who have health problems that ...
And for those of us who have health problems that can&#39;t be fixed...BEER..the food of nature keeps us going....but just barely.




Just BOUGHT a new book! (I blame the dark days ......
Just <b>BOUGHT</b> a new book! (I blame the dark days ...)<br /><br />P.S. new story today:<br /><br /><a href="https://blog.pjf.org.uk/2018/12/labour-saving-gizmos-and-alienation.html" rel="nofollow"> the vampire&#39;s diary</a> episode something-or-other ...




Even later this year. It is so warm the birds are ...
Even later this year. It is so warm the birds are very lively. There is a huge bird where I walk my dog, and not sure of the species. Probably a buzzard, but it&#39;s staying on the ground, so I can&#39;t be sure.




Not famous, not rap, not artist - but rumour has i...
Not famous, not rap, not artist - but rumour has it, he&#39;s just a new book on guitar playing. Hopefully this will provoke something new :)




Wonderful drawings. I suspect it is about 10 years...
Wonderful drawings. I suspect it is about 10 years. My writing always looks naive, looking back, and that&#39;s fine! It does no harm to learn from it and try something new ...




Please to tell me..is Peter Fairbrother famous rap...
Please to tell me..is Peter Fairbrother famous rap artist I am asking. I am thanking you.




I thought this was from the Book of Greed and Slav...
I thought this was from the Book of Greed and Slavery, Douchebag Corp editions 1, 2, 3, ...




I must have thrown away all of those drawings. Are...
I must have thrown away all of those drawings. Are they a decade old...probably.




&quot;Those without money serve those who do have ...
&quot;Those without money serve those who do have money.&quot; Book of Douchebag 12:3




Alternative News: The EU (including UK) - nurses,...
Alternative News:<br /><br />The EU (including UK) - nurses, teachers, builders, craftsmen and women, postal workers, fruit pickers, utility and shop workers ban immigration of billionaires, non-workers &#39;earning&#39; more than Β£30k a year, hedge fund gamblers and compulsive liars after #BrexitShambles collapses.<br /><br /><a href="https://twitter.com/spaceangel1964/status/1075325266606649344




It looks increasingly likely that the ultra rich e...
It looks increasingly likely that the ultra rich extreme right of the Conservative Party are rushing Brexit to escape the EU anti-tax avoidance directive. They be believe we (none rich working class) are so dim we&#39;ll follow their lead provided they waffle on about sovereignty and making britain Grate again.<br /><br />Sadly, some are happy to swallow their lies ...




Thank you for providing the song with lyrics, Mart...
Thank you for providing the song with lyrics, Marty. This feels more suitable to sing along to than ever, given the lemming syndrome afflicting the UK and USA alleged democracies ...<br /><br />I wonder if I could draw my state pension if I moved to Holland or Sweden ...




Satirical humoUr from George Carlin. It reminds m...
Satirical humoUr from George Carlin.<br /><br />It reminds me of school ( :( ). WHY is Lestr spelled Leicester?




Namaste, Amur, We are all incomplete but only the...
Namaste, Amur,<br /><br />We are all incomplete but only the truly wise, like yourself realise this.<br /><br />I can only recommend ticking Gooogle&#39;s &quot;I am not a robot&quot; box when you submit a comment and always position yourself upwind of Trump to avoid the flatulence.<br /><br />Have a nice day :)




Please to tell me..what of incomplete beginners i ...
Please to tell me..what of incomplete beginners i am asking.




The richer a &#39;society&#39; gets - i.e. the ric...
The richer a &#39;society&#39; gets - i.e. the richer the richest become - the meaner.<br /><a href="https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/pathological-wealth.php" rel="nofollow"> Pathological wealth</a> is an illness, both personal and societal; and it still doesn&#39;t make the news.




Quite possibly the best antidepressant, with entir...
Quite possibly the best antidepressant, with entirely positive side effects:<br /><a href="https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/exercise.php" rel="nofollow">Exercise</a> has countless health benefits, endless variety, its (mostly) free, and you can do it at home, indoors, whatever the weather.<br /><br />It is habit forming, but for most of us that is a good thing!<br /><br /><a href="https://




Featuring some very careful work with the mechanic...
Featuring some very careful work with the mechanical digger




Apparently Epictetus was a Roman slave, so there&#...
Apparently Epictetus was a Roman slave, so there&#39;s hope for us yet ...




Truly bizarre! I look forward to more of him ...
Truly bizarre! I look forward to more of him ...




Thank you sir! (On behalf of the pony). I&#39;ll h...
Thank you sir! (On behalf of the pony).<br />I&#39;ll have the time now to resume photography. Like the writing, it&#39;s been almost ten years ...<br />Where did that all go??




Pretty pony!
Pretty pony!




The bull has left until Spring - the field is too ...
The bull has left until Spring - the field is too wet!








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