2017-Perpetual Motion Squad

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Happy New Year everyone! I’m glad we all made it into a brand new year that’s just 10 days fresh! I’m sure most of us have a long list of resolutions to achieve the perfect us for the year! Just remember effective ambition must be measured which requires realistic goals. Be ambitious but don’t live in la-la land.

This whole resolution frenzy brought me to a thought I have been mauling over for some time now. Let me start with a brief back story. I was around town today when I remembered meeting one of my mother’s former workmates. I had last seen this man in 1994 when I was a lot younger. I met Mr X last year and he is still in the same job at the same firm. He has been doing the same job for +23 years! That just blew my mind and really got me thinking about Zambian…

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Deserving honourable mentions…

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I have often encountered the phrase “there are no good men out there” and various cruder variations of it and after a few years of living and encountering the world, I have come to learn this to not be entirely true. I have met and had interactions with men of questionable character but today as I started my day I started to look to the men within my inner circle; My friends, brothers, uncles , grandfathers ,I realised that the world may not be bursting at the seams with good men but my life is densely populated with them. It is a shame that i had to experience the bad to really appreciate them for what they really are …GOOD MEN.

Let me give this context or just attempt to give it context lol. It is not unusual for me to encounter  men busy on their hustle to provide a better…

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Agroforestry.net free publications

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The Overstory is a free e-mail journal for agroforesters, gardeners, researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts, focusing on design concepts for agricultural systems which integrate trees and other perennial plants.

47 species profiles of traditional and native trees of Pacific Islands covering botany, horticulture, and use in agroforestry systems.

A set of eight Agroforestry Guides that provide practical, user-friendly planning information for a variety of agroforestry practices in Pacific Islands. Written for landowners, farmers, and agricultural extension workers, each guide introduces key planning issues for the agroforestry practice covered. Useful species tables provide information on hundreds of Pacific Island species. Illustrations and extensive resource lists for further reading, including internet sources, support each guide.

Nitrogen Fixing Tree Start-up Guide This comprehensive 12-page guide introduces nitrogen fixing trees and their products and uses in tropical agroforestry. Extensive charts for species selection are included.

A Guide to Orchard Alley Cropping–for fertility, mulch and soil…

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Money on my mind!

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Hello, all! it’s been a minute since I wrote something meaningful on here, so here goes…

Today , I was caught up doing all kinds of maths trying to stretch my money and figure out how to get to sustainable monthly expenditure while saving something for the future. Anyway, I did the maths and came to the conclusion that “I need more money”! lol! This is the brilliant conclusion that I reach every few months!!! The question is where will this money come from?

I have courted the idea of opening a fixed deposit account for a short period  so that the interest earned would cover my bank charges. The interest  would  probably cover my account monthly fees ,but also introduces the extra hassle of going to the bank to set up and cancel the arrangements. The thought itself is enough to drain me of my initial zeal but it still leaves…

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GIS and Planning, stop flirting start s***ging

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

How sad am I – news of the day proposed features of Arcgis 10.1, at least being able to distribute advanced spatial analysis models through the cloud- yeah.

Am I talking past you???

A couple of years ago I had some interns from Kingston University. Kingston is top dog for GIS in the uk, planning well – could do better.

(the land of their Coombe Hill campus btw is worth an absolute fortune – worlds worst place for a campus, very good for russian billionaires)

What struck me was the planning students did not know the first thing about GIS. ‘Not enough time’

The two schools talked entirely past each other.

Do planners in the uk not know about the fundamental advances of the Florida School.

The founder of GIS Jack Dangermount, as a young landscape architect, was inspired by the great Ian Mc Harg to create computer systems…

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COFFEE DIARIES: Of Saving Wolves

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If I was having coffee with you I’d tell you that I love to read, and you’d say that that’s not exactly a secret.

I would tell you that I actually love a good fairytale, whether the ending is happy or warped I like the journey the story takes me on. So today, lets follow the rabbit down the hole. You can be my Alice and I’ll be the hatter.

If I was having coffee with you we would set our friendship on fire by discussing the age old phenomena of “Head VS Heart.” 

In the case of  Head VS Heart, some hearts may say that love means falling and we’re afraid of heights.

To refute this the Head may counter  by quoting Zelda Fitzgerald, “no one, not even poets has ever successfully measured how much the heart can hold.”

If I was having coffee with you would agree, however, that…

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COFFEE DIARIES: Of Chances and Winning

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If I was having coffee with you, we’d have Dilma’s Earl Grey tea because it tastes like a heart massage (if there ever was such a thing). Its soothing and calming and super delicious.

I’d tell you about how, how after my Encyclopedia of Star Wars characters, (and several pairs of knee-high socks, 5 to be exact) it is the best present that’ve ever gotten.

If I was having coffee with you, I’d take a sip of my tea and say this is just something I wrote, in one of those random bursts of energy where you wish you could turn to a certain person and take a load off your chest.

I would make reference to your musings:

“Ever feel like you’re watching yourself from third person view? 
Like you’re seeing someone live your life. Doing routine things, growing up, working…
But that person is you. Thats YOUR life…

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