October 8, 2013


Tel Avivians


Self Analysis

October 6, 2013

Clearly I am now at a point where I want to commit to a new lifestyle.

Self: Mind – unfocused due to stress + the web

Heart – afraid

Body – want to work out

Woman: time to write a script for a new one. G, O and D are all a part of my past and not anyone whom I want to be with.

Family: Linda, Michelle; Paul and Edana. The rest are on the periphery. I miss my sister.

Friends: Mostly still in SA: Sabine, Arielle, Gabs,  Alison, Pieter, Full Metal Jacqui, Gids. I miss them – but I want to make new friends in the centre of the country so moving is imperative. – What is holding me back is waiting for something to happen, rather than taking the initiative and getting on with living the life I want to live already!

(A good) attitude and (deep) gratitude – From these, all things shall flow 🙂

Everything is possible; all the time

July 4, 2012

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

In a nutshell, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that we can never know the exact position AND velocity of any particle, because in order to observe a particle (mass), you have to bounce a photon (the constituent of light— which is only energy) off of it – which then alters its position and velocity. What this means is that when a particle travels from point A to point B, it traverses EVERY POSSIBLE PATH SIMULTANEOUSLY … until we focus on it.

If particles are hyper-spacial in nature then everything is possible.

Hence the importance of VISUALISATION when formulating a goal. Photons are light, so if you bounce light off a goal (visualise it) then you influence / activate it.

Which is why where we place our intention is so important.

Do we focus on the position or the trajectory? Focus on the former and we end up focusing on the past, sometimes on the here and now, but that is fleeting, so it’s always going to be the past.

We need to focus on where we want to be and then the particle will end up there.

Until we do so, everything is just a possibility.

The house was quiet and the world was calm

June 19, 2012

This is my week for poetry. This first post is by the American modernist, Wallace Stevens:

The house was quiet and the world was calm.

The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The reader became the book; and summer night
Was like the conscious being of the book.

The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The words were spoken as if there was no book,
Except that the reader leaned above the page,
Wanted to lean, wanted much most to be
The scholar to whom his book is true, to whom
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.

The house was quiet because it had to be.
The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind:
The access of perfection to the page.

And the world was calm. The truth in a calm world,
In which there is no other meaning, itself
Is calm, itself is summer and night, itself
Is the reader leaning late and reading there.

– Wallace Stevens

Samsung Kies

April 15, 2012

I just updated the firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S from Froyo to Gingerbread.

I had a number of problems and decided to detail them here in case anyone else has similar problems.

  1. Go to Settings / Wireless and Networking / USB Settings and select Samsung Kies
  2. Launch Samsung Kies desktop app
  3. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S to your comp and wait for it to be recognised by the Samsung Kies application. Then follow the instructions.

The other problem soon came up whereby Samsung Kies would simply hang and present the following message:

“Preparing firmware upgrade components “.

This keeps on going – I shut it down twice in frustation, then let it run overnight – six hours later the message was the same.

I read online that the problem may be connected to the 3G USB modem dongle I use to get online – for some reason Samsung Kies has a problem with it.

Today I connected my laptop to the office network, got online and the update proceeded smoothly.

That’s it. Not so difficult once you know what to do – good luck and enjoy your Gingerbreaded Samsung Galaxy S!

How to be a success

October 24, 2011
  • Successful people listen to their intuition
  • Successful people (create &) notice opportunities
  • Successful people have positive expectations
  • Successful people are focused
  • Successful people are flexible

And For no reason

June 3, 2011

4 a good morning – by Hafiz, the Sufi

And For no reason

I start skipping like a child.

And For no reason

I turn into a leaf
That is carried so high
I kiss the Sun’s mouth
And dissolve.

And For no reason

A thousand birds
Choose my head for a conference table,
Start passing their
Cups of wine
And their wild songbooks all around.

And For every reason in existence

I begin to eternally,
To eternally laugh and love!
When I turn into a leaf

And start dancing,
I run to kiss our beautiful Friend
And I dissolve in the Truth
That I Am.

The breath inside the breath

March 25, 2011

From Kabir, a Sufi poet.

Are you looking for me?
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
You will not find me in the stupas, nor in Indian shrine 
rooms, nor in synagogues,
nor in cathedrals, 
nor in masses, nor kirtans, nor in legs winding
 around your own neck,
nor in eating nothing but 
But when you really look for me, you will see me 
instantly –
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.


January 17, 2011

Well I finally managed to achieve some degree of clarity as to what I want to study.

And where: UC Davis, CA, USA.

here’s my initial list:

1. Agricultural & Environmental Education
2. Communication
3. Environmental Horticulture & Urban Forestry
4. Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning
5. Community and Regional Development
6. Ecological Management & Restoration
7. Middle East/South Asia Studies

Then, I narrowed it down to the following:

1. Architectural and Environmental Design and Planning with a specialization in energy policy
2. Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning with a specialization in energy policy
3. Communication

This is the article that inspired my decision:

Now all I have to do is apply.

Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

January 13, 2011

Be friends with people who add value to my life

I choose to be with people who are part of an enlightened community; who are good for me.

Pray / Meditate

Find that space in me that is quiet and still – that is of God – and rest there – rest my thoughts, my breathing, trust I am in the embrace of God with every step and thought, and rest myself and send good wishes to close ones, neutrals and the world.

Daven (Tefillin; Tehillim and say The Shmai twice daily) and attend shiurim / dharma talks.

Say, “Yes” to opportunities

At work and at play – saying “Yes” to things that may change my life for the better.

Develop an attitude of gratitude

As advised in the movie The Secret, I’ve found a “Gratitude Rock” that I keep by my bedside and every time I reach over to turn on/off the lamp I am reminded to express my gratitude for what has come my way during the day. In line with this I will also be more giving.


I know how good it feels to be healthy, I’ve been there before and I know how hard it was sticking with that lifestyle but it was worth it. I want to start Yoga, I want to cycle again, I want to go to bootcamp and get my ass kicked by the trainers, and I want to drink more water; drink less alcohol.

Take my qualifications to the next level

I’ve been working since ‘89. first in graphic design, then journalism and later in PR, CorpComs, MarComs and now, Business Development and marketing of IT companies in developing nations.

The latter is a relatively new career for me and I’d like to take it further. Fortunately I am working part time and this means I will have time to study.

But what to study…?

Cheers to a new year and another chance to getting it right!