Thursday, September 03, 2009


Have been made aware of a couple of innovative ideas that have applications in disaster relief and international development.
The first one is the Peepoo Bag that converts human waste into fertilizer! Something like this could have significant impact in developing areas around the world.
The other one comes from the TED website, big fan of TED! It is a water filtration bottle, lifesaver bottle, that seems so simple but could potentially save many lives. Also could have application in the outdoors, another passion of mine.

Monday, June 01, 2009

finding home

riding home through scarlet skies

legs ache.
heart beats.
air sucked.
peddles pumped.

grey clouds haunt me from behind
crimson clouds hypnotize my mind in front
and planet earth is new to me this night.

i feel flight as i soar down mountains
i feel ache as I burn up hills.

my fight and flight become one
as thunder rolls up my back
and lighting falls like rain.

adrenaline swims through me as body reaches for home

one drop
five drops
the heavens open and I am drenched

water touches my skin and drips through my gasping lips

my skin is freezing
my core is burning

air sucked
air found
I am alive.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

eckhart tolle from A New Earth

'if two ducks get into a fight, which never lasts long, they will separate and float of in opposite directions. Then they each duck will flap its wings vigorously a few times, thus releasing the surplus energy that built up during the fight. After they flap there wings, they float on peacefully, as if nothing had ever happened.

If the ducks had a human mind, it would keep the fight alive by thinking, by story-making. This would probably be the ducks story: “I don't believe what he just did. He came to within five inches of me. He thinks he owns this pond. He has no consideration for my private space. I'll never trust him again. Next time he'll try something else just to annoy me. I'm sure he's plotting something already. But I'm not going to stand for this. I'll teach him a lesson he won't forget.” And on and on the mind spins its tales, still thinking and talking about it days, months or years later. As far as the body is concerned, the fight is still continuing, and the energy it generates in response to all those thoughts is emotions, which in turn generates more thinking. This becomes the emotional thinking of the ego. You can see how problematic the duck's life would become if it had a human mind. But this is how most humans live all the time. No situation or event is ever really finished. The mind and mind-made 'me and my story' keep it going."

Friday, February 20, 2009


blood cell
a separate and self contained entity
the delivery animal
the pack horse

they race around our body
nourish, serve, sustain.
pillars of life we did not respect
and assumed their prize relinquished

we simply thought they would always continue
if a thought at all
immortal slaves to our
busy lives

deliver surrender continue
never ceasing to rest
pushed on pushed forward
pushed through our life veins

but what if one should halt
his precious cargo spilled
trapped somewhere on the way

a little faint
no muscle strength
and then her speech was gone..

beast of burden I now know you for
you hold my life at ransom
and my breath is held in fear and wonder
until you reach your end.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


day by day they become her
atom and molecule transform
orange into eyes
meat into muscle
each one making it journey from the soil to her soul.

we share breakfast from the yogurt pot
some for mummy some for baby
and now yogurt sleeps in both our tummies
waiting to become human.

her skin stretches into space
she breathes the air that has flown around the world
and drinks the water that has been ocean, rain and river

she eats the chicken that ate
the lettuce that ate the sunlight

and every one of her atoms pulsating
with immaculate energy and power
barely contained within Physic's laws,
gently hum to the silent rhythm of life - tuned into the Divine frequency
that only in silence we hear.