Brief update 24th August 2010

Hi All
It is weird, but suddenly I have a lot of work on.
Feeling really good.
Starting to get used to this vegan diet, and actually starting to enjoy some of it.

Really good news from the updated lab report last week, they had misreported the size of the tumours in the original report, so all tumours had shown significant shrinkage.

Lots of development work on at present – doing coding for three different companies.
Been out in the garden, which is starting to look productive. Winter is leaving, and I just did the first lawn mowing since autumn. Will be back to weekly all too soon.

Bought a chainsaw with a 20″ bar last week, so now I can fell those trees that were too large for my little 12″ pruning saw, and further enlarge the garden.

Plan is to take out about 50 macrocarpas and a dozen pines (all around 30 years old), and replace them with nut and fruit trees.

Life is very busy. It takes a lot of time to prepare and juice food, to hand mill the grains for our daily bread, etc and it is strangely satisfying work.

My golf game needs a lot of work, and that will happen over summer, when there isn’t so much work to do.

Still doing a lot of contemplation of the implications of what I am finding on this diet in respect of the political, economic and health implications, and the cultural impact of spreading the ideas that are becoming beyond reasonable doubt to me.
I am now the same weight as I was when I started university. My body is almost 40 years older, with a few more wrinkles, but otherwise working well, and looking good.

There is almost nothing in the local supermarket that I can eat – even in the fruit and vegies section, there are too many pesticides, and they are better than starving.

Life is great, much more interesting than the alternative ;).

Should be back into regular blogging in a week or so, when I have gotten through the worst of the urgent work ahead of me.

Arohanui all
Ted

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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2 Responses to Brief update 24th August 2010

  1. holessence says:

    This blog post has caused a great big grin to spread across my face! I have no idea why, but your post this morning brings to my a quote from Nelson Henderson who said:

    “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

    Do it for the sheer joy of it. I can just see you out there enlarging the borders of your garden and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

    This statement of yours has me wondering what you will do to spread the ideas that are becoming beyond reasonable doubt to you:

    “Still doing a lot of contemplation of the implications of what I am finding on this diet in respect of the political, economic and health implications, and the cultural impact of spreading the ideas that are becoming beyond reasonable doubt to me.”

    A book! 🙂

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  2. Hi Laurie

    Yes, a book is definitely on the near horizon. Plan is to get into it early next month.

    Might have another go at politics next year, once the book is finished – elections are scheduled for November next year.

    Arohanui
    Ted

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