Electron’s, Muon’s,Tau’s, Neutrino’s

My God!!! ……….have just had one of the best Sunday afternoons EVER!!!:D:D:D ……..the blooming Sculpture Park was packed again tho ( it’s getting tooooooo popular) so the Swan was nowhere to be seen ….on the bridge there was a female duck with her ducklings tho …..hmmmm ……ANYWAY had to walk quite a ways along the river to get away from the hoards and find some peace ….but I did ….then went and found somewhere to sit to read my book!:):):):)

It was recommended to me by blogger ‘Rationalisingtheuniverse.com’ a physicist and a mathematician …and oh dearie me …I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! …..I couldn’t get beyond the first chapter I was laughing so much ….learning AND laughing, sitting outside in the fresh air with nothing but the odd passer by to disturb …….HEAVEN!!!

I think I’m going to give blogging a rest for a little while ….need to ‘find my Mum’ and have got a few books to read in and among ….might come back in a week or two and review them ….in my own words, my own way of course:D:D:D

This is the book I have started reading today ….I guess some of you will have read it already

the other books I need to read are Steven Hawkins ‘A brief history of time’ and ‘Grand Design & Cosmology’ …I’ve already read Richard Dawkins ‘The selfish gene’ …hmmmmm I don’t like that one, think it’s bollocks:D:D:D …..oh calm down ….I’m entitled to an opinion …can’t stand the man …think he’s an arrogant arse but there you go ….he would probably think I was dog muck on his shoe if we ever met so Que Sera:D:D:D

I’d LOVE to meet Steven Hawkins tho ……Hey!!! …maybe that could be my dream job …can’t see me doing the one I’m doing much longer … it’s exhausting ….Hmmmm I could be his aide ….no shenanigans tho like he did with that other one :D:D:D …even android blokes are just blokes afterall it seems:D:D:D ….BUT  if you’re out there Steve and can hear me ……..GIVE US A JOB!!!??? ….we could have a lot of laughs for sure!:D:D:D

THERE ….I’ve put my request out to the Universe …the start of ‘following my dreams’:D:D:D …..Pah!!! ….I’m not THAT daft …. most of it is out of our hands and we just have to go with the flow of whatever  we’re dealt ….nice dream tho:D:D:D

Other successful couples ……….

Yep ………love is love right?


It’s nothing new …..has existed for millenia in every corner of the globe …..its a ‘yin/yan’ thing …….or can be ……lets celebrate the beautiful LGBT couples around the world:):):):):)

A little respect and a shift in perspective …..

Ok …so had a lovely day out and been thinking ……yes …..I know ….always a bit iffy where I’m concerned:D:D

Anyway …this ones for any young women AND men out there ……it’s about ‘entitlement’ ……not one over the other …..but an entitlement to live a life free from abuse with equality of opportunity in terms of adequate housing, sanitation,food and water, education, healthcare,occupation/employment and creativity.

Women/girls make up 1/2 the worlds population …….we don’t WANT to BE men …..at least I don’t think we do ……I certainly don’t …… and we’re NOT man haters …in fact I would say we LIKE boys/men ……they make up 1/2 the worlds population too ….. BUT somewhere along the way there has to be a meeting of hearts and minds …….it’s about respect, partnership,a mutual reciprocality ….a Yin/Yan thing if you like ….NOT subjugation……OR objectification ;):D:D

And for all you girls that think politics doesn’t matter to you …..OH YES IT DOES!!!

and now to the latest Marvel movie….hmmmmm boys eh?:D:D

The Turd Apocalypse

Prologue: Aware that my reading public is breathlessly awaiting for another story and also realizing that my reputation as a Great Writer depends on my ability to finally put forth the Great Work of my career, I worked long, long hours, deep into the twilight and wrote it.  It is offered here for your enjoyment, […]

https://shatara46.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/the-turd-apocalypse/
Ok ….this is another from one of my favorite bloggers ….I love ShaTara’s comments and posts …..we seem to kind of agree and disagree but I think ‘get’ where each other is coming from:D:D:D …lets just say she holds a slightly apocalyptic view whereas I am a little more hopeful:D:D:D ……Her writing is brilliant though …..ANYWAY her site is called ‘Burning Woman’ and indeed she IS:D:D

….I hope her ‘flame’ never dims ….love her to bits

Oh …and better add a disclaimer that some people might find the content ….em ….er …..lets just say check out her site and ‘follow’ if you dare:D:D:D

Yoga ….India’s GREATEST export cont:-

So ……what  IS Yoga?

As per ……..these are my own thoughts …corrections or comments most welcome ….

Blogging started off as just a kind of journal ….a frustration release ….I instead found myself reading …..thoughts, images, from around the world …..it has felt kind of like zooming around a ‘thought’ universe circling the globe ….the below is NOT my image, but pretty much looks like I imagine ‘bloggersphere’ would look if viewing from space:D:D:D

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So ..what IS Yoga? …..and what has this to do with the blog experience?:D:D:D

Well ……I guess the best place to start is a translation of the meaning of the word ….often things get lost in translation but ……Yoga ….a Sanskrit word ( Sanskrit being an ancient Indian language, scripted thousands of years ago …yep …even BEFORE the abrahamic religions) …the translation to English being ….’To Yoke’ or ‘Harness’

Hmmmmmm …….’Yoke’ or ‘Harness’ what exactly?

Well …..I believe that when the first translations were probably made they were making an analogy of how man ‘yoked’ the Ox to the plough …… a way of ‘harnessing’ nature if you will …..you know …..man …animal ….earth …..vegetation ….one linked to the other ….and all having an interdependent life force or ‘energy’…..which is in turn linked to an all encompassing energy   ( which some might refer to as God…or Allah ..or Zen or whatever …….just think of it as FAR greater than us …..a Universal energy if you will  …..it’s all connected ….a reciprocal carry on not unlike ‘Systems Theory’ in science)

Of course ….Peoples lives are framed by the period in history they are born and the socio/political climates they live in ……

My personal view is that …..many of the ancient tribal people around the world believed this …..this interrelation, ‘harnessing’ and RESPECT for nature ….and nature includes the ‘spiritual’ energy remember ……

I believe that all the worlds religions have ‘Yoga’ at their  core ……there are many …MANY writings guiding man how to live this way ….ideologies, frameworks, rules, customs and rituals how to get there ….but I’m afraid the most seem to have been corrupted along the way ……..Hmmmmm  us humans are humans see ….imperfect and sometimes corrupt able…..and that INCLUDES Yoga itself which seems to be at risk of being ‘marketed ‘ as the next excersise/healthy lifestyle fad …….remember gymns? …..aerobic classes? ……and fancy milkshakes to replace meals? …..and let’s not forget the outfit you need to wear to take part!!:D:D:D

I know this as I have been looking for a ‘Yoga’ teacher since my original teacher passed ….don’t get me wrong …there are some very good classes out there ….but there are others that are extortionately expensive ….and just today I have seen that a company in America is selling ‘Yoga Pants’ for $400 ….yes …FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!

Hmmmmmm ……..sorry folks but Yoga is SO much more than that …..all you need to practice is enough space to lie down and stretch your arms out and an ability to breath:D:D:D

The ideas to try to keep in mind in day to day life are ‘to cause no harm’ and the principle of ‘reciprocality’ ……whether this be how you treat your body ….including what you put in it …….how you treat others including other species and the environment …..and perhaps CRUCIALLY today is how you conduct your ‘business’

The aim of Yoga is ‘balance’ in ALL things

Have a think about your life right now

Is it in balance?

Do you feel life is pretty good and all is hunky dory?

What about folk living in downtown ‘ghetto’ areas?

‘What about other countries around the world? …..what are the issues? ….why does there seem to be such a division between countries of wealth and those not so?

And what about the planet at large? …….what cost is our current lifestyle having in terms of  protecting habitats for species INCLUDING HUMAN to survive?

Are things ‘balanced’ do you think? …….where is the BIGGEST problem? …….hmmmmmm could it be the ‘Corporate’ climate? ….the large scale multi nationals …….what kind of world and lifestyle do we REALLY want for our children?

And a REALLY big question is ……how much is enough?…….quality v quantity …and shouldn’t everyone be able to have an equatable lifestyle?

I believe the 2008 banking crash was a tipping point ….MORE than a wake up call …this coupled with the changes in climate that can no longer be ignored …..and no …the answers do not lie in rushing off to outer space to leave this planet to wrack and ruin …at least I doubt it ….I mean …from what I’ve read …every astronaut who has been into space has said the best thing about being up there was looking back at this gorgeous bright blue marbled ball ….Hmmmmm what does that tell you?

Somehow …Somewhere…Something seems to be saying that it CANNOT be a case of ‘business as usual’

Hmmmmm ……So …back to the beginning of this post ….with today’s technology we have GLOBAL communication ….yep ..we can chat to almost anyone, in any country around the world, the barriers between ‘Nations’ are being broken down ……..the translated definition of Yoga is to ‘harness’ maybe for today’s world it’s ‘connect’ ……..join the dots ….we’re supposed to be intelligent 21st century humans :D:D:D

God …..we’re RIDICULOUS aren’t we?:D:D:D

Ok …..Ok …..BIG thoughts from a little woman ….but entitled to my say like anyone else:)

Notice the bigger picture

Blogging for me is not so much about writing but reading also ……or should I say ‘absorbing’ …..stories…images …journalism …poetry ….art…..science ….religion …even MATHS:D:D:D

One of the FASCINATING elements is the different perspectives around the world ….there is MUCH that we all have in common ….some cultural differences but c’mon life would be pretty dull without the richness of diversity.

Which brings me back to Youbi in Nigeria ….like us all ….getting on with her life but a life framed by the socio/political climate of the country she lives.

I recently started following a news and current affairs blog called Quartz Africa and ironically have received a post this week which helped set Youbi’s post about the student fee hike against the wider context of the cultural/political landscape in Nigeria at the moment.

I urge bloggers to not JUST focus on their own blog….but to widen the scope ….get out of the ‘comfort zone’ and follow others in other countries ….read….learn ….share …connect

The 21st century IS global ……folk seem to be trying to put barriers back up …I mean crikey look at us in Europe just now ….BUT surely those days are gone ….there ARE no boundaries really ….just need to break down those barriers even if it’s just ‘virtual’ at the moment …..yep ….we just need to break down the barriers and LIFT!!!!

This one’s for Youbi and her friends …

……and following on STILL fired up ….just wanted to mention Youbi in Nigeria ….her blog is called UB …..I have been trying to reblog her latest post but don’t seem to be able to

Just to say that Youbi and her fellow students were holding a peaceful protest against the persistent hiking of their student fees this week … and were SHOT AT by the police killing one member who was shot 3 times.

The college is currently closed for a month ….I get the impression Youbi feels it may not re open ….she is currently safe at home and asking for all our prayers …it is 2 years this week since over 200 girls were kidnapped by Islamists in Nigeria….how can 200 girls just disappear like that!!!??? …..but Youbi is now feeling the Police are just as bad ….ANYWAY ..needless to say I guess these youngsters feel caught between a rock and a hard place at the moment ….if anyone can get onto her site and just send a like or a comment I’m SURE it will be appreciated …..she is the beautiful young lady who has ‘like’ed my previous post

Thankyou:)

Photos: Pope Francis washes and kisses the feet of Muslim, Hindu, and Christian refugees

Pope Francis performed an annual Easter season ritual on Thursday (March 24), kneeling in front of Muslim, Hindu, and Christian refugees and washing and kissing their feet at a shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy. The “Holy Thursday Mandatum” reenacts Jesus’s washing of his apostle’s feet before his crucifixion, and is performed by the Pope…

http://qz.com/647532/photos-pope-francis-washes-and-kisses-the-feet-of-muslim-hindu-and-christian-refugees/

I think it’s called …

Have been listening to somewhat ‘retro’ music this week …pertinent to current events and ‘lost boys’ tho I think …

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You can check out the tracks on YouTube if you like …I think the term is ‘existential depression’….and we’ve got a kind of global crisis on our hands

Breath holding ……again

I’ve HAD to dig out Eric to blog out my frustration…

One of those weeks again I’m afraid:(

I think I’ve pretty much described the area I live and work and it’s community make-up.

What I haven’t said before is that two of the three 7/7 London suicide bombers were from round here ……SHOCK …..and from memory I think it was the first time it was acknowledged  in the mainstream that we had  discontented Muslims  in our communities and these lads were ‘home grown’

Although shocking …it didn’t suprise folk living in towns like this ….described as an area of ‘deprivation’ …..a lot of young people ( particularly boys) across the racial spectrum somewhat lost and directionless …CONSTANTLY being sold a life of material wealth that just seems SO far out of reach …like ALL young people …searching for where they ‘fit in’

So what do they do?

Well on one side…there’s a HUGE drug problem …..which in turn leads to addiction and crime …

Hmmmmm …..and yes ……easy pickings for more powerful criminals and/or corrupt religious leaders espousing hatred

I think we ALL remember the horrific 9/11 attack in New York …..I was on maternity leave at the time …..I remember I was out shopping ……remember walking past curry’s electrical store and these planes crashing into a building on the silent TV screens ….it didn’t really register ….just thought it was some kind of action movie …..didn’t really take much notice ….untill I got home!!!!?

And I don’t think it’s accidental that the attack was planned to replicate some kind of Hollywood action movie ….the twin towers representing the global financial/capitalist power house ……it was all VERY symbolic but THIS time the story was horrifically REAL!!!!

And what did the ‘West’ do? ……Mr George W Bush stuck on his cowboy hat and went off all gun ho ……..I think it’s safe to say he had absolutely NO understanding of Islamic culture ….he had not even travelled abroad …not left American shores before becoming president ….SCARY!!! …..then Tony Blair scuttled off after him ….and the rest is history …the latest hitting mainstream media being the suicide bomb attack in Brussels this week

Anyway ….I CLEARLY do not have any kind of in depth knowledge re world politics ….but I am entitled to an ‘opinion’ like anyone else

Sadly there IS a certain branch of Islam preaching fascism and wanting some kind of new world order or ‘Islamic State’ prepared to use violent extremism …..

BUT ….likewise our democratically elected governments are ALSO not beyond reproach…in the pockets of wealthy corporations ….a kind of ‘Capitalist Facism’ if you like….excluding great swathes of their electorate

BOTH need to get into some kind of dialogue and find some kind of middle ground ……there IS a lot we can learn from Islamic AND other cultures …..there is a LOT good about democracy and liberalism too …can different cultures LEARN from each other …..compromise …..adapt ……take the best bits and work together and move on in a different more positive way?

It frustrates the HELL out of me

Can we learn?

Think BEYOND boundaries

It’s the 21st Century for f..ck sake!!!’

Time to move the hell  on up if you ask me!!!!l