Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I saw these videos on DAN GURNEYS BLOG - 'A MINDFUL HEART' - (On my Bloglist on the right hand side of this page) - I was so impressed I thought I would repeat the videos here. I think the more people who see these the better.

This is one of the most hopeful series of videos I have seen in a long time. Take the time to watch them. If parents and teachers taught with such insight and love, maybe the world would be a more honest, worthwhile, caring and loving place.
I thought the action of the little boy to challenge and change his teachers decision was a wonderfully brave act on his part and shows both the wisdom and autonomy enhancing power of this teachers careful style of relating - It gives a vision of a world devoid of utopian lies; where the shadow and the light are integrated into something larger and more whole. This teachers work is a statement about living honestly and authentically.


Friday, May 6, 2011

The OK Dinghy Project (1)

Many years ago I used to sail a Ferrari Red OK Dinghy. Less than two years ago I restored a small P class yacht exactly like the one I used to sail before I graduated to the OK Dinghy. This restoration gave me the inspiration to look around for an OK Dinghy to restore - but the looking around has not had much success - never mind - it looks as though there is something more involved and interesting developing around this issue. Watch - This - Space.

The OK Dinghy was initially designed as an easily built (hard chine) relatively cheap trainer yacht for the (round bilge) Olympic Finn class yacht - but the OK dinghy has developed over the years into an impressive class of its own. This video (below) is of the Oks slightly bigger sister.

I chose this video but not the music - The music is OK (to coin a phrase) although if I had written the lyrics I may well have left out the line "Tonight God is a DJ" LOL