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After international career, including , I am a . 


Visiting Professor, Inter Disciplinary , University of though live in

Co-Founder of . Link in profile. After a successful inaugural year now for 2023. 
Will discuss here. Open to new entries / ideas.

Love My wife and I have 6 kids born in 5 countries on 3 continents, 9 grandchildren 🙂

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"We're living through a cost of lying crisis"

From the current Private Eye

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🛸 Beam Me Up!

Inside an abandoned gas storage tower in Italy 🇮🇹

The "floor" you see here is actually the top of a piston that rises and falls with the gas volume stored below. There overpowering strong smell of hydrocarbons in here comes from the thick tar that acts as a seal around the piston. I,nside this metal tube was also hot in the 30°C degree Italian summer sunshine! 🌡️

obsidianurbexphotography.com/i

#italy #abandoned #industry #FotoFreitag #photofriday #abandonedphotography

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It is that time of year. My Top Ten albums, loosely based on Apple Music history alongside vinyl plays.

Today it is #10.

The Arctic Monkeys 'The Car' is a new direction for the band. The album oozes style with symphonic orchestration throughout. An intimate album, there are many genres through the tracks - baroque pop, funk, elements of jazz, soul, electronic, glam and even vintage film soundtracks. To be listened to sipping a well-aged malt whisky.

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#ArtAdventCalendar
It’s already December on this side of the date line! Wishing everyone an ArtFul month!

Here’s one I took last year. In photography it’s all in the preparation, right? I’d set up my view camera, adjusted, metered, adjusted again, and waited for the decisive moment. And when I looked behind me I saw this… it’s my favourite phone photo 😁

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If you need something to put on in the background, NASA’s #Artemis livestream is absolutely spectacular right now. Yes, that’s the Earth and the moon. video.ibm.com/channel/b4dEcL3b #space #science #nasa

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Having now been on #Mastodon for 1 month, a few observations:

- Mastodon makes me realize how much the #Twitter algorithm maximized user outrage to boost engagement for profit. Gross. Here, my feed is interesting & supportive.

- There's a culture of kindness - at least so far. It's extremely appealing & should be normalized on & offline.

- Beyond reactions to toots, people share songs, poetry & ask great questions. I can't remember the last time I found social media to be fun.

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In Classical Chinese Philosophy all Actions are Collective.

While this would be close to common sense for Chinese philosophers of the ‘classical period’,  #collectivism might seem counterintuitive to us raised in Western contexts.

There’s a dominant tendency in ‘the West’ to buy into the myth of #individualism : the notion that individuals alone are responsible for failure or success.

aeon.co/essays/in-classical-ch

#Philosophy #sociology #psychology #china @sociology @philosophy

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#GreatAlbums - #1970s: #Lighthouse#OneFineMorning (1971). This Canadian jazz-rock horde was like Chicago or Blood, Sweat & Tears, except it sounds like they could do some real damage if a fight were to break out. The Roger Dean cover and history lessons (“1849” makes the Gold Rush sound groovy) also make this way more prog—except instead of Wakeman on a stack of Moogs you get horns, violins and a vibraphone. Film scorer Howard Shore was a member.
#MastodonMusic, #Albums, #Vinyl, #Jazz, #Rock

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Enjoying a morning coffee at a butt on Ben Rinnes, looking to Ben Aigan.

#walkhighlands

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