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Now, it asks: What is Happiness?







Friday, August 1, 2008

Elusive Exclusivity...I (don't) vont to be alone!

Here's my latest techno-projectile idea>>

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Just gotta make my E61 Nokkie talk to the US Mobile phone service and the GPS software and then you can all sit back in your comfycabins and drink Earl Grey tea and watch me swimming in the Potomac River.

I am a great fan of intellectual and academic betterment. It is better to have the light of a candle to see the world we live in than darkness. It is even better still to have a hitech LED flashlight, that burns forever and glows like blazes.
However (and this is the crux of the blog!)...in our pursuit and subsequent indulgence in the world of expanding vision and brainpower unleashed, we often start to lose touch with the physical world of experience and touchy feely. Too familiar are the images of translucent kids bent over the flickeringly hypnotic computer game. Whilst we are creating entirely new and efficient neural pathways in the minds of the new generation, we are losing our most primitive instinct - to survive out in the physical reality. Balance, balance, balance! But it easier said than done. It is far easier to conceptualize and talk but Faaaarrr more difficult to actualize our ideas. And this is evident in my present project - It's really exciting to research and plan and download maps and book tickets on the internet, but if I don't get on my old cruddy R450 bicycle TODAY and ride to THE BEACH and SWIM in COLD WATER and DO YOGA on THE SAND in THE WIND I may as well admit that I am a pseudo of NOTE (and the is E-FLAT!).
So the other funtion of this blog is to hold my self accountable to all those couch potatoes and native fitness gurus who are no doubt hanging on every word I write...
So, today...

(1) BEACH and BACK on BIKE.
(2) Half Hour minimum YOGA
(3) COLD SHOWER somewhere.
(4) publish proof of action on BLOG.

Oh, in case you're wondering, the sassy aviator is none other than Amelia Earhart, who, considering she disappeared at sea at the tender age of 39 while following her dream across the Pacific, will not be joining us for Charles Darwin's 200th birthday party on the 12th Feb next year.



Amelia had a few things to say relevant to this blog....


Amelia Earhart : 'The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.

and...

'The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.'


And here is the last time anyone (apart from Fred, the navigator) saw her...
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