Thursday, June 30, 2005


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"work like you don't need the money
dance like no-one is watching
sing like no-one is listening
love like you have never been hurt"

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


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..... it keeps on rocking and rolling but I don't want to read fiction as it is an escape from reality ....... would rather live in reality than down a hole ..... I took the red pill .....

....... I am either doing or thinking or planning stuff ..... yearning - I like that word because it scratches my interior ......

Just done a couple of big jobs and will relax next late tonight and when I next see mt Rugby League Team ...... come on the Saints ......



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...... five words to describe my life at the moment:-

1 cliffedge
2 yearning
3 stretched
4 yearning
5 becoming

.............. and you?

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

.... a man called Bruce .......

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World-renowned guitar master Bruce Cockburn is getting ready to record his 28th collection of songs for his first ever instrumental recording. The album will be produced by Colin Linden and Bruce Cockburn and is scheduled for release in September.

Pieces are being chosen now, some gems coming from previous albums. SPEECHLESS (The Instrumental Bruce Cockburn) will also include several new songs and recordings.

Instrumental pieces chosen for SPEECHLESS include: Sunwheel Dance, the title track from Sunwheel Dance, (1971) Fox Glove from 1973’s Night Vision, Mistress of Storms from The Charity of Night (1996) and Salt, Sun and Time from Salt, Sun and Time (1974).

Besides recording 27 albums, writing hundreds of songs, receiving numerous prestigious awards, Bruce is also known as a compassionate ambassador for humanitarian causes world-wide. He has traveled extensively on many fact-finding trips to Cambodia, Vietnam, Guatemala, Kosovo, Nepal, Nicaragua, Mozambique and in January 2004 war-torn Baghdad.

Musicians today aspire to be able to record their music how and when they want to, and hope they can make a long-standing respectable career out of it.
Bruce Cockburn does just that and has done so for over 35 years. He has always remained true to himself, his music, his values and his views.


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..... the rest of me is kicking darkness until it bleeds daylight.

My mind is always stepping on springs of life ......

My soul is always being refreshed by ever flowing water of life .....

My energy and enthusiasm is constantly injected by yearning as I meet so many who are working through the pains of life ....

My awarenes and skills are always being stretched and tested by working with humans who hold me at arms length (and their own interior life) - and suddenly a new idea and method bursts the bubble around my existing experience ..... to take me to a new discovery in life .....

It is only my body which is this old.

Always look beyond the ring through the nose.
Always look beyond the clenched fists and grinding teeth.
Always look beyond the smart clothes, perfect skin, smug smile, posh accent.

My Personal Mission Statement still stands true and helps me focus.


THANX IAN ...... great man ...

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........ H.A.L.T.
Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

This tried and true slogan helps us to stay in touch with our feelings and needs.
Sometimes the onset of anxiety or a sudden drop in mood can be traced to our having forgotten to eat so our blood sugar levels are off kilter. Sometimes we may be carrying a resentment, or feeling lonely, or we are just too tired.
Taking a little time out from our busy day to ask ourselves if we are feeling too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired, gets us in touch with our feelings. When we know what we are feeling we can make choices and take the appropriate action to get our needs for food, companionship, or rest, met.

Being too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired, are conditions that leave us more vulnerable to the temptations that lead us away from our program of dual recovery.
Part of recovery is learning to pay attention to these inner signals and practice appropriate ways to meet our needs and resolve issues in a manner that will enhance our abstinence and serenity.

Monday, June 27, 2005


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...... it is from the fab shows in Dublin - missed them all

for great reports
really good and different

...... I love music .....



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...... SOMEONE SENT ME THIS ..... I would not write like this or know about the incident BUT I like action .....

I'm sure many of you watched the recent taping of the Oprah Winfrey show where her guest was Tommy Hilfiger.

On the show, she asked him if the statements about race he was accused of saying were true. Statements like"..."If I'd known African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish
and Asians would buy my clothes, I WOULD NOT have made them so nice. I wish
these people would *NOT* buy my clothes, as they are made for upper class
white people."

His answer to Oprah was a simple "YES". Where after she immediately asked him to leave her show. My suggestion? Don't buy your next shirt or perfume from Tommy Hilfiger.
Let's give him what he asked for. Let's not buy his clothes,
let's put him in a financial state where he himself will not be able to
afford the ridiculous prices he puts on his clothes.
are small, then send it to the whole community that's not white people and
see the result. We have to see the result of unity. Let's find out if Asian
and Non-white really plays such a small part in the world.

Stop buying any range of Tommy Hilfiger product, perfume, cosmetics, clothes, bags,..... "


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...... and you can see it on these BHP faces.

This is Armenia. I have been there a few times doing experiential training with young leaders.

It was there that I was influenced to start the thinking and praying process of stopping being a CEO and to become a full time Trainer - Gamester - Group Worker.
It was there that it dawned on my deeper senses that I could do - what i love to do.

Moving a group of humans is vital because when people move physically they also keep their emotions and mind active.

Why don't we move around in Church? Passivity brings down the curtains around emotions, mentally and spiritually .......


..... hey I am here back and glad .....

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..... love the above hee hee ....... and this from Rachel ...... love your response Rach and being willing to let me share it ....

"Hi Pip

Thanks for all your blogging recently - I'm loving reading about all the U2 gigs you're getting to (am very jealous!)

We made it to Twickenham on Sunday and it was AMAZING (guess I don't need to tell you that really!) I was amused by how many of the songs played between bands are also on your Selection Box from 2003! Looks like the sound engineers have the same taste in music as you! That CD (your selection box) is still one of my most-played so thank you!

I particularly love your picture of the big screen showing the UNDHR clause. That was my fave bit of the gig, not least because the Burma Campaign is very close to my heart and Bono dedicated that bit to Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday, her 60th birthday.

My current top (non-U2) music recommendation is The Isis Project by Guy Chambers and Sophie Hunter. Beautiful.

Bless you...


Sunday, June 26, 2005

LOVE THIS ......

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..... alittle item on the blogspot of BIG JOHN about our post Glasgow U2 gig curry ........ well I like it because it returns me to those great moments in town ..... anything re U2 is great.


Just back from my week-end and a bit .....

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..... shattered - I gave my 100% and found it not so fertile ground as I normally do. Usually the surface is a bit caked and hard but this w/e with thes beautiful humans was special.

I came back and dropped in front of the Tv and watched my teal 'Come on the Saints' - beat our biggest rivals ...... 75-zero.
We bashed the 'pie eaters' with pure magic ....... such pleasure AND we are in the Semi-finals of the cup.

Tomorrow I will reflect coz a bit bashed around the emotional and brain area now ........ just want to say, has anyone told you this today,
- you are beautiful.

You ARE beautiful.



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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Friday, June 24, 2005

I know these humans - guess mine?

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..... ..... driving home today I saw a bumper sticker on a BMW in front of me;-
I am an untouchable Christian
- Pure Fire

hmmm ...... I thought


I am a touchable Christian
- Smouldering Imperfection

Go on ............ what would you label yourself on a bumper sticker?

On Monday I bought a 'lippy' for the first time ever. I sometimes have a wee bit of 'dry' in the corner of my mouth. A little rub of this stuff will return me to eternal beauty. I left it in my car and travelled to see U2 in Glasgow - Easybitch - as my Sheilas call that orange coloured Airline. Did I mention that I have seen U2 in concert?

When I got back from Scotland and picked up my car from the long term car park - stink - my lippy had melted into a patch of grease .............
Maybe I don't need any beauty products?

Feel good about today. I designed an activity to get people involved in 'make poverty history'.
Unusually I got lots of positive feedback. Often humans don't comment - I guess they feel I am secure enough and don't need encouragement? Maybe people feel I am bigheaded and don't want to add to the swell? Maybe ...................... anyway - I had some good comments and I feel good now.

Over the w/e I am leading a Team Building experience for a team who run a health club. When I got the map from the web it is in a Training Conference - IBM I think, in a place called Cookham.*

When Joan was 17 she worked in a big glass factory in St Helens and was part of a team working a Holarith* machine. This was one of the first ever computers - twice as big as your bathroom. It churned out the payroll - advanced stuff.
She was sent as this young woman - on a training course in Cookham - YES, she tells me, at the same conference centre as I am working in this week-end. It was a massive experience for her. Big cultural experience. She has talked about it often - even now a hundred years later!!

Sunday night - the Saints - my team, play the pie eaters in the Challenge Cup - and I am away stink.
Also I am in much regret because I will miss the Saturday Greenbelt Trustee meeting too.

The flurry of U2 gigs, in the last week, is now over. Next week I am more normal - what is normal?

........ love to love you baby ........

* - I cannot spell for the life of me ............... what does your bumper sticker say?

lTop Geezers who put together the greatest show on earth ......

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....... yes U2 ........ and daughter Joy is there too!

I am now back online with my emails system

Just thought you would like to know!

Will post some stuff later and some new pix - hey hey


QUOTE ................................

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- I am only one, but I'm still someone.
- I cannot do everything, but I can still do something.
- Just because I cannot do everything does not give me the right to do nothing.

Big John doing his eMails .... can you believe it?

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....... me?
I am off line eMail wise. Tomek my webmaster/servermaster has gone sailing around the world, it feels like, and I have been without emails for three days now. Grrr

Do you find it difficult to work this weather? (in the UK it is hot at the moment - in and around London certainly).

My ears are still hissing from the last U2 concert. I am still buzzing and today, as I went back and forth to a new exhaust fitted on my motor, U2 was on the speakers - loud and beautiful.
I love "All because of you - I am"

I am feeling ........ I have an agreement to tell you how I really am........ .... the physical is easy with the sticky climate - even so late at night. Very much not 'English'!

Interior Pip........
Lots on my mind due to lots to do.
Frustrated re. no email system.
Bit tired between the ears.
Inspired by my U2 month of June 2005.
( I am certain that in the middle of Vertigo, during that line when the lyrics go;
"All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours

All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want and no-one gets hurt…."
I am certain I heard Bono shout "F*** off"
........... which remindsed me of my reading of the song to be about the temptation of Jesus by the dEVIL as he stood on the side of a mountain - with vertigo!)

So I feel good but a bit frayed at the edges .........

.... you are beautiful - me too


Thursday, June 23, 2005

.... my ears have a buzzing in them from a concert which left my soul buzzing too ......

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.... I will click some review words soon but you can never do better than look at ..... or ........

Late night message

My email system is down
cannot send or receive


>>>>>>> I am still stunned from the U2 gig in Glasgow ........

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...... and sorry for the messy clicking of the keys early this morning ....... you may have read about my late night and I tried to blog when my mind was still in bed ......

lovetoloveyoubaby .....

.... awaiting at home - a bottle of PINK CHAMPAGNE from The Sheilas for Fathers Day ........ love em love .....

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... bit tired now due to burning the candle at both ends and in the middle - but wanted to post a couple of pix from the exciting two days and will catch up with the reflective blogs when life slows a wee bit next week .....

If you have sent me an eMail in the last two days - Tuesday/Wednesday - my fault but I did not get you.
My server master has gone on holiday and it has gone down ......... my life is empty and meaningless ......... phone if you need me or I can give you a hot mail stand-in version .........


Wednesday, June 22, 2005


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...... yes I am up north with Big John and we did U2 Glasgow and it was a bit of 'Mosh Pit Pip' for this gig.

Loved it much and will drown you in more pix soon and click a few emotions about it all ......... when I get back to London I guess hey hey .........

THANX Big John and Jules for making me feel so much at home ...... "All because of you ....."



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Monday, June 20, 2005

bits of my life scanned .......

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..... I have had a good day today doing training with beautiful humans. More like facilitation - pulling out of a group all their issues and passions and with a good pip-designed process - we come up with a good sense of cohesion, team work, and a practical outcome too.

"Motion changes emotion" is one of my sayings in terms of this sort of work.
If people sit for too long, their bums become the focus of attention .... as the mind slips to 'pause'.

So it is not only the outcome which matters. It is vital that it is experiential for the team. The process gives satisfaction too.

One thing I reflect on as a Trainer. When humans are with you and see and feel me working a group - I often get asked to come go to another group and do the same sort of thing. There isn't the same awareness that I can be presented with an issue or objective and then design something JUST for them.
If you ever want me to do some stuff, I work with NGO's and with Business Teams too, please come at me - I can do all sorts - not just the well known 'baked bean trifle game' or the 'blob tree' or 'Spiritual and Christian Development' stuff.

I am just about to pack for the trip to Glasgow in the morning.(great that I don't have to pack my Training bag full of Tools and Blobs and stuff)

Yes - off to see my favourite band again - the last time I will see them this month. Then they will be off to do three gigs in Dublin and then one more in Cardif before they return to other European stadiums.

Big John will be the hostess with his most beautiful Jules ......... and we must talk about my new show at Greenbelt and all the new exciting MP3's which Greenbelters can download onto their iPods at the Festival hey hey.

See the BRMC review of the concert I went to last week. Hey hey
Wish we had em for Greenbelt.


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Regular bloggers will know of the family connections here .......

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..... there is a busy PR season ahead. Our Sheila did the programmes two and three - will let you know the exact date soon.

Today Pete Tong and two Pimms in the garden and the champagne yet to come .... enjoying a day off - even with some work conducted.

If you are not registered to get my e-newsletter which goes to 3000+ souls ........ 'get on' there via the home page of my web-site. I will be telling you all about some publishing details of mine - it THERE - in the enews + lots of other delights.

See ya laters ......



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..... shame about the 'too daylight' conditions ......... indoor concerts are much better.

I love how U2 get intimate with you - me.
The outdoor/daylight takes something away from that element of the gig.

..... fab gig review on U2 dot com .... great writer this geezer ....


Bono doing the finger tip game from my book!!

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..... he is unique (as is you and me!)

Beautiful Imperfection - as his he.

The line which stands out from the concert last night is;

"YOU - ARE - SO - BEAUTIFUL ......."
..... from the city of blinding lights ..... love it.

It is hot today.
Preparing for two sessions tomorrow in a 30 degree haze.
The sun is 30 degrees
My head is the haze ........



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....... and had hell of a trail back - as did most I guess.
It took us one hour and quarter just to get to the Twickenham Train Station ..... then to Romford rather than the Ritz ...... three stinking hours!

But ........... I would do it everynight ....... will be back at ya later .....



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Friday, June 17, 2005

Here are Luke and Joy ......

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...... it is on the mix position at the U2 gig in Brussels last w/e ........ Luke is the man - top geezer, who puts together the graphics/animation for the big U2 screens AND travels on the tour bus around the world.

I met him for the first time last week. He showed me what he does (didn't understand of course!) He works his mac to create some fab stuff which you will see if you go to a gig. When he finishes with U2 he goes on to do the Rolling Stones hey hey ...... and get wed in September.

Between all this he will be at Greenbelt because he is a GREENBELTER!!!
I have asked if I can interview him at this years festival and show some of his animation and stuff ......... he is a great man.


Come on the Saints - we are second in the Rugby League and life is tough and hard at the momen ..... "Oh when the Saints go marching in ....."

saints logo
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In for dinner tonight for the first time for ages - then watched the Saint, my team, play on TV ....... we were held to a draw - STINK!

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............ hello most beautifuls ..... I get a little email from a human every now and again about these here blogs. Thanx if you do that. It is good to know that others don't but still click this way ....... thanx.

Today I have been working at home and preparing for gigs.
Also catching up on Radio recordings for my iPod;
Pete Tong
Annie Mac
DJ Fitz
One World
DJ Edu - DNA
and my all time, long time,
Gilles Peterson

Tomorrow I am going to see U2 in London with Joan and one Sheila
Going to Twickenham as a Rugby League supporter is a bit of an ordeal but I will cope.

Sunday it will be church and a sun day it seems. We will eat under a sunshade for the first time this year.

Monday I am working away again for the day - Training - I love it -but needs massive prep and contextualization.

Tuesday I fly to Newcastle to meet Big John and go to Glasgow to see ...... yes yes - U2
Wednesday I am in consultation with Big John who will be Producer of my show at Greenbelt this year.

Thursday working at home.

Friday working 'Learning and Development' work.

At the w/e I am leading a Conference for a Health Club Team.

Monday ...... I haven't a clue ...... not looked at my diary.

I am feeling good. Bit concerned about a friend who, at a young age, has had several operations to correct blockages in the blood flow around the heart - concerned.

I will correct the state I am in by Sunday and then ........ rock and roll .......... and I will have to wait until July until I see U2 in Oslo.

Must drink some Champagne on Sunday to celebrate the sunshine and ........ er er er ........ anything!


>>>>> WE can do it WE <<<<<<<

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Extract from a letter by J.R.R. Tolkien to his son Christopher:

10 April 1944

"I sometimes feel appalled at the thought of the sum total of human misery all over the world at the present moment: the millions parted, fretting, wasting in unprofitable days - quite apart from torture, pain, death, bereavement, injustice.
If anguish were visible, almost the whole of this benighted planet would be enveloped in a dense dark vapor, shrouded from the amazed vision of the heavens!
And the products of it all will be mainly evil - historically considered."




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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.


....... ..just in from the gig with BRMC ........ I had tubed it under London and aimed my nose at Kings Cross and met our Joy. We walked to the smallest and grubbiest Thai Restaurant you can imagine. Down through the door of 'Paolina' - past the beaming staff-behind the 'in your face kitchen/server/everything ......... down some worn rickety steps into a basement eating area ............ and there we were knee deep in wondrous home-cooking style food. hmmm ...... here I go again with the hmmmms.

Pete-the-Greek, Joy's boyfriend lives near here and it is a favourite hangout and a place to search out if you are around that area anytime. Clock the address and name - place it in your Mobile and think of 'King' and 'Cross'

I am puffing my first mild-small-cigar of the day, two days, and have a bottle of Czech beer on the go - run out of stinking Cointreau haven't I? Away too much and neglecting the spirit!

We then nipped into the local cobbled street into the local wine bar and eatery called Smithy's. Joy once had one of her birthday parties there. She seems to have one every year.
Or more! A quick drink and then over the road to 'The Scala' a wee rock club just at the door of Kings Cross Station and those major development for the Eurostar when it comes to London.

We had to wait for the other Sheila, Ann, as she was on another multiple late night editing spree to complete the new MTV TV programme called 'Pimp my Ride' baby (I added the baby bit myself!
It will be advertised soon on the billboards and I understand that MTV are running an ad now.
I have not seen her for ages - couple of months I think but we talk and text all the time.
WILL be giging with her again on Saturday at the U2 gig with about 60,000 humans instead of the 1500 squashed into the Scala. Great venue. I want one for Fathers Day!!
I love these Sheilas.

We just made it for BRMC as they took the stage at 9.30. ( I find it rather difficult smoking a cigar - drinking lager and clicking keys - pause!)
They have a new album out soon, I would love to see them at Greenbelt, which is called 'Havered' (is that correct Ross?) More of a country/folky feel it is. Much better than the previous albums but still very rock and upbeat. (Ross joined us at the gig too - and I saw a couple of Wroes doing the pogo to "Spread your love like a fever ........"

You are beautiful ......... speak laters ....................



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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


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.......... Bulgaria my beloved country ....... and was out with Joan and with Tony Yankabacova tonight for a nice pub meal. Bed and zedz would have been more attractive, seeing I saw the sunrise over the Wilson Mansions this morning/night, BUT with the special opportunity to see Tony - so ..... we rocked it.
I work as a Consultant Trainer -SHE, Mrs Yankabacova, does similar things in such special places as Kosova - as well as lead a YMCA in Gabrovo in Bulgaria. What a human to be with. We have known each other of 14 years.

So now it is a Cointreau and a first chat with Joan before we go to bed and get ready to commute for four hour tomorrow.

BUT !!!! as return under London tomorrow - I will be stopping off to meet both the Sheilas about 8pm to go and ligg backstage at the London BRMC gig near Kings Cross hey hey.

I have so much to tell you but life is rushing by quicker than these stubby fingers can click.
I do have irritation in my life because I cannot type and use things such as;-
lines and boxes
all intelligent things grrr

Is there anyone out there who is good at powerpoint? I really need to get all my blob trees and management/training tools onto powerpoint. I have some but what I need from you, dear intelligent humans, is how best to have them in ppt in a way I can flash - at a moments notice - to any one of my 100's of pictures and blobs. Then I will start to set up such a system - stubby fingers/fumbling human style!

Must tell you about some of the exciting things I am learning - or treading on, at the moment.

Goodnight - watch out for a review of 'the black rebel motor cycle club' and more importantly, the hanging out with my most beautiful daughters.



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These are U2 Cables which keep all the fantastic lighting, vidio and big screen connected for 50/60 thousand humans ....

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......... home about 4am from the U2 gig in Manchester - bit tired with the driving really.

The conference was really great and feel I made some positive input to the lives of humans and the organisational bit as well. Packing up all my tools and training bag - then driving for four hours was tough. I had given my all - as you do - so I was emotionally flat as I speeded away in my Jag, BMW, ....... my Primera .....

More later on a visitor from Bulgaria so I will say

" Te see pracrasin chovek Tony"


Monday, June 13, 2005

Away with some special humans ..... have a see and you can tell ......

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................. I am at my Conference amongst beautiful humans and missing Greenbelt humans who are having meeting without me tonight. Hate missing - I belong there.

But love it here and making lots of new contact and friends.
When I break from things it is U2 and the gig which comes to mind. Played the music on my way here .......... All because of you - I am ..................hmmm

I will post a few pix and then get back to all the humans .......... and come back later for reflection....


>>>> INTENTS<<<<<<<

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