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Evan on January 9th, 2010

The World of Hamish McBeth My partner and I don’t bother about Christmas very much. It doesn’t mean much to her and I loathe the commercialism; so we tend to leave it alone. This year I did buy myself a small Christmas present – a Hamish McBeth novel, called Death of a Charming Man, from […]

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Evan on December 22nd, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called The Spirit at Christmas. In it I talk about experiences of spirit usually involving a sense of abundance and not mean-spiritedness. Also that there do seem to be things that diminish or demean spirit – shown in the sense […]

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Evan on December 7th, 2009

This research was done in Britain. It is about the expectations of children when they enter high school. My reactions to it are quite mixed. The study is Children’s Perception of the Value of Education by Croll and Attwood. A plain English summary is available here. The researchers surveyed 845 pupils during Year 7 (aged […]

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Evan on December 5th, 2009

Two studies on the power of thought. The first found that counselling is 32 times more effective than money at increasing happiness (there has been a bit of discussion about this in the blogosphere) – some of the responses are quite possibly evil I think. The second study found that thinking of a loved one […]

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Evan on November 30th, 2009

Just a link to an initiative to alleviate world poverty. It is a micro-lending scheme called Kiva – where bloggers can start an account and the money raised is used to fund the starting of small businesses for people in poverty. This is a very worthwhile initiative in my view. Would you like to feel […]

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Evan on November 16th, 2009

There are three websites I really value. They are quite diverse but all have a fairly green agenda. The first is MindBodyGreen – as you can guess from the name it is about self-development, physical health and sustainability. It is a news aggregation site really. Most of the articles are links to blogs and news […]

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Evan on November 10th, 2009

There I’ve said it: I don’t accept the way things are. Call me unenlightened if you will, but before you do I’d like to mention some things that happen in our world. Women and children are ‘collateral damage’ in our wars. The most dangerous place is home: domestic violence is far and away the most […]

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Evan on October 15th, 2009

Today is Blog Action Day. All around the world bloggers today will be writing on the topic of what we can do about global warming (or climate change). BY OURSELVES The Car. If at all possible do everything you can to get rid of the car. If this is not possible (and the design or […]

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