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[7 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Slipping up on an banana skin is a standard slapstick gag. It’s the stuff of cartoons with no more basis in reality than Wiley Coyote running off the edge of a cliff and not realising he’s suspended in mid-air until he looks down.

Or so I thought.

I was crossing a busy street a couple of days ago, totally concentrated on avoiding the speeding cars. This particular stretch of road seems to attract large number of drivers who consider stopping at pedestrian crossingsto be optional. Suddenly I found myself sprawled across the tarmac (I think it was on one of the white stripes of the crossing) wondering what had hit me. Turned out it was a banana skin.

Not a big deal in itself, especially as I escaped with only minor bruising to my right ankle and my pride. Yet it got me thinking. Why had this freakishly cartoon incident happened?

Here’s what I came up with.

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[7 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.


This quote sums up my approach to life. My aspired approach to life, that is. I’ve still got some way to go as the truth is, at the age of 46, I’m still unlearning a lot of accumulated rubbish from my first 35 years.

This stuff is not deep, painful, unusual or traumatic. Sometimes, I think it might be easier to deal with if it was because it would be more obvious. It’s all regular, everyday beliefs about how the world, society and I function. There’s nothing extreme or extraordinary there.

For example, I believed science, logic and rationality rule and mind and thought are King! I

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[28 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Since choosing to cut meat from my diet nearly two years ago I’ve moved from being somewhat tentative about it to becoming convinced this is the right lifestyle choice for …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

My business life as a trainer and coach is all about helping people learn and I’ve been doing it for many years now. I think I’m pretty good …

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[11 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

As a species we’ve been playing around with Mother Nature for countless generations. From time to time she reminds us of her presence with earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes or other so …

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[6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

I was invited by Abubakar Jamil to participate in the Life Lessons Series which I have to say (and this is in no way cynical) that apart from a …

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[31 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Running is a great time for slowing down. I’ve started jogging daily first thing in the morning and I can’t imagine a better start to the day. I …

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[26 Jan 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

One year ago I stopped eating meat of any kind which was a pretty big step for me. Even bigger is that I’ve kept it up and now the …

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[7 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Books are an important part of my life and I read a lot, though not as much as I’d like. A few rare books I wish I …

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[16 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Is it just me, or do most people seem to be in a hurry these day? Rushing to get up in the morning? Rushing to get to work? Rushing …