A Kunming Airport Brawl

Bystanders at Kunming Airport delighted in a treat today, as a brutish ruckus broke out between an apparent member of the public and a number of violently engaging staff. Emotions in Kunming – apparently brittler even than the locally manufactured

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A Kunming Airport Brawl

Bystanders at Kunming Airport delighted in a treat today, as a brutish ruckus broke out between an apparent member of the public and a number of violently engaging staff. Emotions in Kunming – apparently brittler even than the locally manufactured

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Facebook is Not the Enemy

Facebook is a time-thief, right? Wrong. First of all, I want to say that if you want to check out Facebook, you should check out Facebook. But if Facebook’s purpose in your life is to serve as a distraction from

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Facebook is Not the Enemy

Facebook is a time-thief, right? Wrong. First of all, I want to say that if you want to check out Facebook, you should check out Facebook. But if Facebook’s purpose in your life is to serve as a distraction from

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Frictionless Blogging

I just came across a cool concept called frictionless blogging. Its about overcoming procrastination by just publishing up whatever skeleton-version of whatever work you’ve done, before working though any picky edits – or generally giving any chance for procrastination to

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Frictionless Blogging

I just came across a cool concept called frictionless blogging. Its about overcoming procrastination by just publishing up whatever skeleton-version of whatever work you’ve done, before working though any picky edits – or generally giving any chance for procrastination to

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My Vipassana Experience

Note: This post follows on from The Essence of Vipassana Vipassana’s Bizarre World of Dream-like Fancy Part way through my 10 day course in Vipassana meditation, I stepped out of my bedroom door and into world much more fanciful than

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My Vipassana Experience

Note: This post follows on from The Essence of Vipassana Vipassana’s Bizarre World of Dream-like Fancy Part way through my 10 day course in Vipassana meditation, I stepped out of my bedroom door and into world much more fanciful than

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The Essence of Vipassana

Its two months since I completed my first 10 day Vipassana meditation course. I first tried writing about it a month ago. I wrote a lot but didn’t get anywhere. The problem is that Vipassana is one of those things

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The Essence of Vipassana

Its two months since I completed my first 10 day Vipassana meditation course. I first tried writing about it a month ago. I wrote a lot but didn’t get anywhere. The problem is that Vipassana is one of those things

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A Nightmare Tramp in the Tararuas

I didn’t expect to venture far into the Tararuas, so set out minimally prepared from Otaki Forks. A daypack with a cotton jersey, a windbreaker, a water bottle and my camera. No chocolate, no lollies, and not a shred of

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A Nightmare Tramp in the Tararuas

I didn’t expect to venture far into the Tararuas, so set out minimally prepared from Otaki Forks. A daypack with a cotton jersey, a windbreaker, a water bottle and my camera. No chocolate, no lollies, and not a shred of

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The Chinese Collectivism Myth

China is widely regarded as being a very collectivist society, often contrasted with western societies that are considered to be much more individualistic. This I consider to be a fallacy of spectacular proportions, and based on a very superficial understanding

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The Chinese Collectivism Myth

China is widely regarded as being a very collectivist society, often contrasted with western societies that are considered to be much more individualistic. This I consider to be a fallacy of spectacular proportions, and based on a very superficial understanding

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Restful Sleep

Sleeping pills are such an abomination that I’m surprised they’re in such widespread use.  In my view, their efficacy is marred by the fact that what they are designed to do is completely wrong.  Usually, when we can’t sleep, its

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Restful Sleep

Sleeping pills are such an abomination that I’m surprised they’re in such widespread use.  In my view, their efficacy is marred by the fact that what they are designed to do is completely wrong.  Usually, when we can’t sleep, its

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Creating a Muse: Step 1

The first step of building my muse? Working out what to sell. This can be a product or a service. Selling a service is usually a less scalable proposition, so I choose product. I then have a choice between physical

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Creating a Muse: Step 1

The first step of building my muse? Working out what to sell. This can be a product or a service. Selling a service is usually a less scalable proposition, so I choose product. I then have a choice between physical

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Creating a Muse

Two years ago, I read the 4-Hour Workweek, and it motivated me to make an attempt at an online business. Unfortunately, I didn’t strike it rich or create some fabulous passive income. Instead, the result has been the type of

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Creating a Muse

Two years ago, I read the 4-Hour Workweek, and it motivated me to make an attempt at an online business. Unfortunately, I didn’t strike it rich or create some fabulous passive income. Instead, the result has been the type of

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