A good quote on just getting on with it

A handful of beans

I enjoyed this, from Dr EE Schumacher’s foreword to John Seymour’s Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency. ..nothing can stop the flowering of a society that manages to give free rein to the creativity of its people – all its people. This cannot be ordered and organized from the top. We cannot look to government, but only …

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Making social less rubbish

When over 100 million people have now joined Meta’s new Threads hoping for an alternative to the now comically insane Twitter, maybe think about taking a break from social altogether. A break from social media is good for your health. I came off all social media for several weeks earlier this year. It was a …

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Taking a break from social

A frog peering out from under a weed-covered pond

I’m taking April off from social media. Maybe longer, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I mainly mean that I’m taking a break from Twitter and Instagram. I gave up on Facebook a few years ago, maintaining an account with no ‘friend’ connections so that I could admin pages or access groups. Facebook is …

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