No one likes a bully. And Mad Bad Vlad Putin is a bully. I fucking hate bullies. So do these heroic gentlemen. Not everyone is brave enough to go and fight the tyrant though. I certainly wasn’t. They may be 19 year old starving conscripts, but they are not short of weapons. But I had… Continue reading Vladimir Putin: My Part in his Downfall
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Welcome to Go Rich! The aim of Go Rich (or GoRich, I haven’t quite decided yet) is to provide a place for me to share thoughts, ideas, code and who knows what else. I have quite a few interests including writing, technology, music, t’ai chi ch’uan, qigong, cycling, running and even F1. My existing outlets became… Continue reading Hello WordPress, thank you Blogger, goodbye God’s Little Acre.
Frequency Karma is the name of my latest tune. It is about us all becoming enlightened, together, in a sort of Celestine Prophecy “Critical Mass” type of vein. As far as the music goes, I would call it buddhist punk if you measure in genres, but you can call it anything you like.
My 6 year old daughter Jasmine asked me a question yesterday that had me lost for words. She explained how her “friend” from school had said to her that she was going to get her two older brothers to beat her up. Jasmine then asked me: ” Daddy, what does ‘beat me up’ mean? “… Continue reading What does “beat me up” mean?
A Happy Soul Mortality is a subject I have been exploring with a greater depth lately. I am approaching my 40th birthday, so my focus has been drawn to my own existance and demise. What is the meaning? Is there a meaning? I think Buddha might had said that this was an unanswerable question. It… Continue reading Swan Song – Death in Ham
Earthlings is a heart breaking documentary by Shaun Monson, featuring the music of Moby and the narrative talents of Joaquin Phoenix. It explores the relationship of earthlings – the inhabitants of earth. It spells out the misery that humans inflict on our fellow earthlings, drawing on similarities with The Holocaust it pulls no punches, and… Continue reading Calling all Earthlings
Bamboo, my new Master My Tai Chi class concluded with a drawing of Bamboo. John explained that in China, bamboo is a very special thing. He used it to represent our Tai Chi learning. The knobbly bit represents the class, the long smooth section the practice. Notice that the sprouts grow from the knobbly part.… Continue reading Fun with Bamboo
Yesterday was my first day back to reality after spending 4 days sweating out a horrible bug. I missed my Brother’s birthday celebrations and all food for 3 days. It is the first time in my life I ever remember smelling bad too. I am sure my close friends will disagee with the last statement,… Continue reading Bugs in the machine
After downloading the new Mac version of Google Earth, I was interested to look up Tibet. Couldn’t find it. “Lhasa Tibet”, “Tibet China” – no joy. “Lasa China” found what I was looking for, well it’s a place mark anyway. No real info though, hidden by Google to appease the Chinese authorities I suspect. Tibet,… Continue reading Tibet, Where art thou?