margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)


books I like: Meditation in a New York Minute

Here's a new book review video on the amazing Meditation in a New York Minute: Super Calm for the Super Busy.

I will be doing videos a lot more often from now on as I really enjoy the process. I have a lot of room to improve in terms of presence in front of the camera and technical skills however I'm going to let myself be a beginner and keep having fun with it.

This video also features some flute playing, though a the low end microphone in the wind does not quite capture the sound...

Filed under: books, flute, video 4 Comments

being honest about even the most socially unpopular feelings

we'll wheel
around what we feel
until we heal
here's the deal:
be real

Filed under: poetry 1 Comment

arc of the covenant etc.

This guy may be the next Einstein, albeit a bit different in that he was living in a van and working as a ski instructor in British Columbia when he came up with many of his ideas...

I enjoyed the DVDs anyway.

The Resonance Project
Nassim Haramein's lifelong journey into the geometry of space-time has lead to a coherent understanding of the fundamental structure of the universe. In this 4 DVD presentation, Nassim will take you on a journey through humanity's evolution,exposing the changes necessary to produce an all-encompassing Unified Physics; a unification of not only the four forces of nature,but also evolution and the occurrence of consciousness. Demonstrating the parallels between this theory and ancient codes found in documents and monuments, Nassim weaves a tale which may prove to be one of the most important discoveries of our time.

Filed under: ETs & UFOs, science 2 Comments


I had a great time at Earthdance in Stanley Park. Life has been intense lately and it felt really good to celebrate with a diverse crowd of people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and colours.

photos by St. Even


keep going

Right now, life is like being on a staircase from one level to the next... sometimes I can see that I'm heading somewhere beautiful and sometimes a fog sets in, making it impossible to determine how much farther and harder I must climb.

All I know there is no turning back...


quote seen in sidewalk chalk

Self-love is revolution.

Filed under: poetry 3 Comments

"new" information on additives & hyperactivity

When I first wrote about tartrazine on the Internet SEVEN years ago there were already people out there who knew that there is a connection between food additves and hyperactivity (and many other health/emotional/behavioural conditions) so this "news" isn't as new as they say.

However, it's great to see it being reported in one of the world's most respected medical journals and in major papers!

Food additives found to fuel hyperactivity

Ordinary food colouring and a common preservative found in everything from fruit drinks to jam have been conclusively linked to hyperactivity in children for the first time, according to British researchers.

Their findings, published today in The Lancet medical journal, could have profound implications for the regulation of additives and the diets of children who exhibit frenetic behaviour, researchers said.

full text of study (requires subscription & login)

Filed under: diet & health, kids 1 Comment

there’s nothing you can do that will make me not love you

Thanks to "anonymous" who left the mean spirited comment on a previous post the other day. It helped push me past some issues around wanting everyone to like me, which is impossible!

That said, whomever you are no hard feelings as I'm currently in love with ALL of life as a singularity and know that every arising appears to help me evolve!




Permaculture is a way of designing landscapes (or any kind of system) in a way that works with what is already there to produce more variety of plants for less labour. It's wise and wonderful.

Yesterday I took part in an introductory class on the topic.

Wikipedia: Permaculture
Permaculture design principles extend from the position that "The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children" (Mollison, 1990). The intent was that, by rapidly training individuals in a core set of design principles, those individuals could become designers of their own environments and able to build increasingly self-sufficient human settlements — ones that reduce society's reliance on industrial systems of production and distribution that Mollison identified as fundamentally and systematically destroying the earth's ecosystems.

Permaculture Education Template Design Building
visioning a workshop template
for permaculture education-in-action
this is a virtual record of an applied workshop template
for introducing basic permaculture concepts
in the context of creating a community permaculture education demo site

Filed under: sustainability 1 Comment