Gatekeeping the Ivory Towers and Paywalls: Outside and Against the Academy.

Originally posted on The Grammar of Matter:
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Before you rush out to plant a border…

The sun comes out and so do we.  Into gardens neglected over winter, choked with debris and with fresh weeds growing like – well weeds!  Many of us elect to take charge of the situation.  We rush to the nearest nursery or garden centre, fill a trolley with eye-catching colourful plants that seem a bargain and return to our plots bursting with enthusiasm.  After several … Continue reading Before you rush out to plant a border…

Excerpt from book ‘Oaky’s Grand Tour’.

(book available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oakys-Grand-Tour ) ‘They had got to be joking!’  My heart sank as I surveyed the grotesque contraption they had called me out to see.  Two large wheels supported a tattered chassis, coloured in a gaudy combination of yellow, red and purple. ‘Oaky’ she crooned ‘Look what I’ve got you’.  ‘Come on, it’s a trailer – for you!’ I turned in disgust and … Continue reading Excerpt from book ‘Oaky’s Grand Tour’.

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.— Albert Einstein

I have suffered from what was diagnosed as fibromyalgia for 22 years. Then I read a book called ‘The Divided Mind ‘ by Dr John Sarno – it has  literally changed my life! I am in the process of becoming well and healthy – about 90% there! Anyone with a chronic pain condition, or unexplained illness/symptoms may find answers by reading the above book or … Continue reading The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.— Albert Einstein