Edinburgh Marathon

As you may know I’ve been running The Great North Run for a few years now. I use the word running to indicate a kind of wheezing shamble that gets me from one end of the course to another. This year I decided to add to my repertoire of shambling by running the Edinburgh Marathon […] Read more »

Cold comfort

We trained hard, but just as we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while creating inefficiency and demoralisation. Caius Petronius […] Read more »

Using Annoyances To Your Advantage

“Always Meditate on Whatever Provokes Resentment” An instruction from the Lojong compassion training of Tibetan Buddhism “It takes one to know one!” An accusation often made at my primary school Annoyances with other people are usually things we think we just have to put up with it or complain about. There are occasions when what […] Read more »

Coping With Worry: March 27th, Hexham

Are you a worrier? It’s not quite the happiest of New Years. Financial difficulties. Looming recession. The flu bug that’s going around. Wars and disasters on the TV. Lots of challenging situations for all of us, but if you are a worrier it’s just so much worse. As if the reality of the situation wasn’t […] Read more »