Archive for October, 2006

Finding *MY* way

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

I’ve done a lot of thinking about buddhism and myself. I’ve come to the conclusion that whilst the fundamentals/foundations of buddhism are good, and worthy, there is a lot of it that I’m unable to reconcile within myself. For example enjoying an alcoholic drink becase of the taste is a bad thing, because it affects […]

Finding your way

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

I’m not a religious person. Religions seem to only cause war, conflict and personal suffering. Sometimes they can cause people to be happy, but from what I’ve seen religion seems to only cause suffering, and seeks to control peoples lives. But, sometimes I wonder…. One of the few religions, that seem to be closest to […]

Space and Timbre

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

I love music, All sorts, I can’t think of any ‘genre’ I don’t like. I have, quite literally 1000′s of CDs and LPs. I’ve been doing a lot of analysing of the various types of music that I really enjoy listening to in order to try and work out ‘why’ I like the music I […]

Food for thought

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

It’s official, Britain is the fattest nation in europe, at least according to some survey or other. This is a subject dear to my heart, on the left is a picture of me, around 1995, weighing around 18 stone (252 pounds) and on my way to almost 19 stone (266 pounds) and a 48 inch […]

Spam spam spam spam

Monday, October 9th, 2006

(Title, with a nod to monty python) I’m becoming more aware of spam, or junk mail, in it’s many and varied forms. Consider, we have junk e-mail, cold calling on telephones and junk mail through the letter box (and yes junk comments on blogs, grrrrr). Today, the royal mail annouced it was going to increase […]

A new toy, for an old

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Well, I knew it would happen, no sooner had I started playing my risa guitar that I’d want something else. I feel like an A.A. member – “My name is Paul and I suffer with G.A.S.” (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). Though I have sold my Risa guitar to part fund the new acquisition, so I don’t […]