Category Archives: Personal Life

Very exciting news!

I, Universe will be published in 2015 by Skylight Press.

(Note: Lately, I’ve neglected to mirror some recent YouTube videos on my WordPress blog. Rather than play catch-up here, I invite you to watch them on my YouTube channel.)

Happiness, singleness & middle age

Some reflections on romance, sex, marriage, and the lack thereof, from the perspective of a happy(ish) middle-aged single man.

Vegan diet, 3 weeks in

Still going strong, making big high-carb meals with lots of varied vegetables.

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Natural instinct and the human diet

What should we eat? Is animal protein the cornerstone of a good diet? Do we require dairy in the form of cow’s milk? What are the health implications? Is a plant-based diet more natural? How do we cut through all the conflicting information from dieticians?

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For A: “If I admit I’ve rejected Islam, I’ll be executed.”

An agnostic from a Muslim background, living in Saudi Arabia, asks for advice.

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How does one “live life to the full”?

Some musings on what it means to live life to the full. Is it important, and what does it entail? I provide an uncommon answer.

Meditation in Christianity & Zen: an unexpected parallel

I discuss my recent dabbling into zazen meditation and make a comparison with my past experiences of devotional prayer as a Christian.

See also my review of Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen.

How to meditate (without realising it)

Some thoughts on meditation, not as a formal practice, but as something we unconsciously integrate into our lives without realising we’re actually meditating.

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Sexuality: suppression vs. excess

A response to the video Porn Addictions by YouTube user shieldoftheson:

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