I am extremely grateful to the many good friends who expressed such warm support for my new allotment plans. I was touched and moved by the love.

When I left home in my early 20s, nearly fifty years ago now, for some reason I had firmly in mind the goal of self-sufficiency. I think it was part of the hippy dream, as encapsulated in the Whole Earth Catalogue – for those old enough to remember it!

I have tried on several occasions over the years – in Cornwall, the Isle of Skye, New Zealand – but self-sufficiency is damn hard work, and not easy to achieve – a lesson well learned.

Recent events have caused me to question the complacent assumption that there will always be food in the shops to buy. There is already talk of possible food shortages.

If the Internet goes down, if there is social collapse, the only important things will be our immediate neighbours and our ability to feed ourselves. I hope to devote the rest of my life towards creating a sustainable local community in the beautiful area I am lucky enough to live in.

There was a phrase in the 80s: ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ – seems really appropriate right now. I wish all of my lovely friends good fortune in finding a fulfilling and nurturing lifestyle for themselves and family.

Less time on Facebook, more time growing food!

Full story and recipe in my new book
The Case for Cannabis, available here.

Read my book, Grow your own.

Bliss lies on the other side of your Fear

People sometimes say to me about Cannabis "Oh, but it makes me paranoid, makes me anxious, gives me a panic attack" and so on. I just replied to a young friend who asked me about this: "The anxiety is already there within you; the Cannabis makes you more aware of both...

Shiva the Destroyer

Of the three great Gods of the Hindu Trinity - Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Shiva the Destroyer - I am a long-time devotee of the greatest of the three: Lord Shiva.Shiva is the Supreme Destoyer of Evil. He makes the way for a new rebirth, always...

My new allotment plans

I am extremely grateful to the many good friends who expressed such warm support for my new allotment plans. I was touched and moved by the love. When I left home in my early 20s, nearly fifty years ago now, for some reason I had firmly in mind the goal of...

250,000 Jobs in the US have been created from the legal Cannabis Industry

The legal weed industry is also predicted to grow at a rate of 250 percent from 2018 until 2028, vastly exceeding the expansion rate of any other US industry.Full story and recipe in my new book The Case for Cannabis, available here. Read my book, Grow your own.

How Cannabis Coevolved With Humanity, And Could Save It

To a growing number of experts on history and biology, one forbidden species stands out as our biggest loss, and for likely being the single most useful plant that humans have ever gotten to know (which may even have made us ‘more human’). That plant, of course, is...

Being a devotee of the Hindu god – Shiva the Destroyer

I have become over the years a devotee of the Hindu god Shiva, one of the three great gods of the Hindu Trinity, along with Brahma and Vishnu – Shiva the Destroyer. This is partly because of my thirty plus years practice in the Sivananda school of Yoga, and my...

CORONAVIRUS: CONSPIRACY OR COCK-UP?

I’ve identified at least four possible explanations currently on offer as to the real causes of this surreal Coronavirus global emergency:(1) This was a naturally occurring genetic mutation originating from Chinese bats and somehow finding its way into the human...

Does Cannabis cause Paranoia?

Does Cannabis cause Paranoia? I sometimes get told by people, when I talk to them about Cannabis, ‘Oh, but it makes me paranoid’. This is something that you also see posted in the right-wing press, as an argument against Cannabis. What is the truth? The answer is: Yes...

Prayer: Communion of Souls

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Yoga and Cannabis

Yoga and CannabisI had a wonderful win recently which I would like to share:Last September I started to experience some serious and debilitating pain in my lower right back. Long story short: the X-rays and MRI scan showed I have a degenerative deterioration of the...