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shifting

Photo by Mehdi on Unsplash

I begin a new job tomorrow. The pay is good, and it’s a good company to work for. Possible downsides are that it is not local (100 miles away), and I will be working nights (7 pm to 7 am), four on four off.

The work is hard, so it might take a softy like me a few weeks to adapt, but adapt I will! I’ll report my progress here.

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Wow, I have just noticed that I haven’t posted anything to this blog for almost an entire month! That is unforgivable. In fairness, I have been swamped these last few weeks.

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refinement

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I am having doubts about my newsletter. Writing this blog makes me feel like I am talking to myself. I have no idea if anyone is actually reading anything that I put out into the world. Maybe I should drop writing here and really lean into writing on Substack. Will anyone actually listen to anything that I have to say? Who knows?

Is there anybody out there? Shoot me a message and let me know, will ya?

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fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck!

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

The news that we had feared was coming has arrived. Once again, we are being turfed out of our rented home. Our situation is precarious. A combination of poor credit history, sporadic freelance work, and zero savings make walking into a letting agent and choosing an off-the-shelf rental home near impossible. We have to be careful that our next move will be more permanent. The last five years have been hard. I will not let the next five years be the same.

So, it is time to begin the boxing up of our belongings once again. I intend to write about the experience via this blog. The day we move home will also be when I stop using social media for a year. I won’t even update pages for businesses and organisations that I work with. Instead, I will write, read and take a bunch of photos. That is all.

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eject – eject – eject

A while ago, I mentioned that there was trouble on the horizon. Well, the horizon is coming up fast, and I need to do something to get my family and me out of the shit storm that we are about to find ourselves in.

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NASA will look into the UFO mystery

After decades of halfhearted smirks and outright dismissals, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s newest chief Bill Nelson says the agency is officially joining the effort to understand UFOs better. Read the full article over at The Debrief here.

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The Pentagon and UFOs

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Here is a link to a great article on The New Yorker website.

For decades, flying saucers were a punch line. Then the U.S. government got over the taboo. Read HOW THE PENTAGON STARTED TAKING U.F.O.S SERIOUSLY.

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drop out dreaming

I’ve been wondering how easy it would be to live permanently in a motorhome, here in Europe. This requires further research. Van life is appealing, especially if I could support myself and my family along the way.

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Pentagon confirms leaked UFO images are real

The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Navy personnel captured several leaked images and a video depicting unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, involving incidents currently investigated by the Department of Defence’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). Read the article here.

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MotoGP is back

Valentino Rossi on the grid at the Qatar GP

I am glad to see that MotoGP has returned with the start of the new season in Qatar under lights. I am determined to watch every session of every race weekend this year; it deserves my attention.

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US military has “a lot more” on UFOs

In an interview with Fox News, recent former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, confirmed the U.S. Government is aware of “a lot more” sightings of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” or “UAP,” than has so far been made public. – Read the full article here.

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I am starting to think that the government ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ will be changed quite a bit over the coming weeks. I hope that the council will open up outdoor skateparks again to get Karta out of the house and doing something physical. Plus, I start longing for springtime at this time of year and with it warmer weather and longer days.

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an unschooling primer

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits has written The Beginners Guide to Unschooling. Much of his advice is the same as what we have been doing with Karta. Why not read through it and see what you think?

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letting go

I feel a change is coming to the way I move through life. It is time to let go of everything that has held me back. For too long, I have let myself get caught up with things from my past, and that has compromised my clarity of thought. Not anymore.

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how to deal with technology addiction

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dealing with change

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how do we cope with fear?

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what is loneliness?

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how to live without regret and guilt?

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where does meditation come from?

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why meditate?

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what’s the point?

I’m having another crisis as a wave of doubt about approaching my future endeavours consumes me. I need to continue to narrow my focus when it come to thinking about what I want to do with the rest of my life.

Here’s the rub. I have doubts about my ability to do certain things, specifically writing about certain subjects and topics. I have dipped my toe into several different subjects, and for a while, I became quite good at some of it. Writing about motor racing is a prime example. I became good at it, mostly because I allowed myself to become completely immersed in it. But I always felt like an imposter, an interloper who didn’t have a right to b there among some of the best journalists and writers in the world. That held me back and caused me to make mistakes.

Recently I’ve been coming up with all kinds of ideas for blogs and websites. I’ve even gone as far as creating newsletters and social media accounts for them. What the fuck am I doing, and what is the point? I’ve spent some time pondering these questions and have concluded that I have to look at those things in life that bring me the greatest joy. So I did that. It’s quite a shortlist; here it is.

  • I ENJOY BEING WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY
  • I LIKE TO TRAVEL
  • I ENJOY BEING OUT IN NATURE
  • I LIKE TO WRITE
  • I LIKE TO READ
  • I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY

Over the next few days and weeks, I will decide how to move forward using this list as a guide. The first thing will be ‘trimming the fat’ by closing down the things that are a huge time suck. By paring down and pulling my fingers out of the pies of distraction, I will gradually start to get back to the things that really matter to me.

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NO JAB, NO JOB

The dangers of compulsory vaccination

The ‘no jab, no job’ debate has parallels with the fight over free speech. Read this article over at UnHerd now.

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I quit WhatsApp

Today I finally took the plunge and closed my WhatsApp account once and for all. I will continue to extricate myself from the Facebook ecosphere, with Facebook and Instagram being next on my hit list. First, I need to download my data from each account before changing the account name. The name change is to preserve my Insta-handle in case I decide to rejoin at a later date.

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Orbit the Moon in real-time

Using images from the Kaguya orbiter, Seán Doran has constructed a 4-hour real-time orbit of the Moon.

See also another video by Doran: An Incredible Video of What It’s Like to Orbit the Earth for 90 Minutes.

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I am considering reverting to not having post titles. I’ll experiment with the format.