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Predictions are for fools

Posted by Simon Parke, 16 Aug 2017

From here on, we’ll not over-determine our lives with anxious prediction about what will be good and what will be bad.

Predictions are for fools.

‘Easier said than done, though,’ I say to myself, aware of the fool within.

Yes, but still better said than not said…

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Towards transparency

Posted by Simon Parke, 14 Aug 2017

We journey towards transparency…

...transparency towards ourselves and the world.

So that when people meet us, they meet us... rather than some representative we send…

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Posted by Simon Parke, 11 Aug 2017

There are certain typing errors I often make; certain words my fingers struggle with on the keyboard.

So for some reason, I type ‘sotry’ instead of ‘story’.

I don’t know why.

And I often type ‘thongs’ for ‘things’, which does change the meaning…

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Cover of The Indecent Death of a Madam

My latest novel in the Abbot Peter murder mystery series, The Indecent Death of a Madam, is published on 21 September by Marylebone House. What brings together the Stormhaven Etiquette Society, Model Services (the town’s only brothel) and Bybuckle Asylum, a desolate shell on the seafront that housed over 700 mental patients prior to the dubious dream of ‘care in the community’? A cold-blooded execution that both shocks and confounds.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

On this retreat, through teaching, meditation and silence, we’ll ponder the purpose and practice of mindfulness; we’ll consider how we engage with and process our thoughts and feelings and how, through such awareness, we might live more spacious and more present lives.

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