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Today it’s the second day of the second month of summer and it’s hot. As December came to a close and the first month of this experiment was completed, I began to realise how quickly this season will pass and soon it will be autumn. I found myself wishing for summer to slow down so I can milk more of its warmth and intensity. Summer delivers the most extreme conditions that the… Read More

This week I was asked if I’m enjoying the experiment. My immediate response then, and now, is a resounding Yes! I feel it’s giving me a focus that is quite healthy for me at present. You see a couple of months ago I was told my teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed. It was a casual part-time contract for teaching academic writing at Southern Cross University. I’d been teaching there for three years… Read More

Any good experiment needs some statistics to make some sense of what’s going on. Since starting this experiment, I’ve been recording some facts about my cycling trips: where I rode, why, how far it was, how long I took and for a bit of fun, the maximum speed I rode (which at present is 45.2 km/hour! It was downhill with a tailwind – I had very little choice but to go fast… Read More