New Look for the New Decade


So the latest theme colours are silver and gold, clearly linked to the ideas of the GoldList Method.

The Navigation Bar has emigrated to the Left, along with the general direction in politics these days, that’s probably the only accommodation they are likely to get around here.

The adverts are still here and I would like to get rid of them, but then I won’t get to the threshhold to get paid on the ones there already have been, so please bear with me for a few more months, and then I will take them away and use your kind donations instead to keep this site ad free and a nice source of information.

Since there is a lot to do in my work life at the moment, I won’t be able to promise a lot of new content. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will remain dedicated to the task of getting my channel properly classified and tagged up here, as well as enabling discussion in a more threaded way, not that readers so far have developed much of a forum yet among themselves, this is mainly readers talking with me, which is great, but in the past (prior to modern social media, this is where the dog lies buried) I was able to get subcribers having some great conversations with each other and even had a decent BB on an old site I run where some of the content I have here used to be held.

There is also Quora-mining to do, as I have a lot of content over there I have every right and intention of develping and re-purposing. I propose serialising as well a new series updating the GLM and also the Pursuit of Meaning, but this may need to wait a little. Occasionally there will be polls and quizzes, or comments on controversies of the day.

Over on YT I expect to have all my previous films ready and uploaded by April or May, after which the main focus will be on my sites, which means this one and also Quoracy.com which is for my consulting activity but also will be the home of the 2020s Learning Vision program, also called the Learning Game of the Decade, the harnessing of the fact that the GLM has a useful common unit of measurement, the line, to drive motivation through competition and challenges, not unlike the 70 day challenges we had before, only enhanced and with no let-up.

I hope you like the lay out and what is coming up. Each subscriber is valued and especially your interactions, be they comments, likes, shares or even contributions, which greatly warm my heart as well as provide vital help to my family.

God bless you and keep you all this decade. Old things may pass away and things become new, but auld acquaintance shall not be forgot.

Tommy Boyd Show from 19th August 2008 on Playradio UK


Original YT playout date: 27 September 2008
Duration: 4:01:01

“Here Tommy was standing in for James Whale and he gives at the end some broad hint that he may be returning for more shows in the future.

Well, by now of course we know the whole story – he came back but PRUK went belly up anyway. Which was a big pity. But I’m telling you the plot!

Don’t miss the interesting chat between Tom and Viktor Huliganov near the start of the show.”
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Warsaw Storm


Original YT playout date: 26 September 2008
Duration: 18:57

The storm clouds gather over my home. What do I do? Go up to the twelfth floor, and take some footage, that’s what!
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Your first song?


On the telly a moment ago I heard a snatch of “Bippety Boppety Boo” from Disney’s “Cinderella”and it reminded me that this was the first song I ever heard from the lips of Raymond, my autistic son of my first marriage. I also in recent days have, it being the season for it, heard and also participated in the singing of “Away in a manger” which I remember learning as a little boy and is the first song I can remember singing. I had a lot of questions about the meaning of the song, as I remember and both parents and my dear old great old grandma helped me piece together the meanings of the verses.  I didn’t understand about “the cattle are lowing” but then again I think this is the only context one hears about cattle “lowing”in the English language these days. I think I accepted on face value the unusual syntax “no crying he makes”.

The carol is an interesting one as we are asking Jesus to “fit us for heaven” when in fact he has already done all so that someone who believes in Him has His righteousness attributed to him and God sees Jesus’perfection from that moment on, when looking at us, and not the foul stains of all our own sins. Jesus of course also works on our characters through the Holy Spirit, making us more conformable to his image and some steps closer to what we expect to be made in Heaven, but in fact our fitness is not the issue. God looks at us and either he sees Jesus there on the thrones of our heart or He doesn’t. The question of whether we go to heaven or not is a light switch and not a dimmer switch, either we are in Christ or we are not.

Nevertheless, discipleship, which is likely to be linked to a degree of reward in the coming kingdom is indeed a dimmer switch and not a light switch, in that we can have a greater or lower level of heavenly reward, but even a lowly estate in Heaven if infinitely to be preferred over having a wasted soul, eternally conscious of its lost opportunity, burning without being ever consumed, weeping, wailing and gnashing teeth long after mortal teeth would have worn away. But this dimmer switch only even become relevant if a person is saved in the first place, which means one needs to put ones trust in Jesus. Only He can give the faith and repentance necessary to be in Him, and included in heaven, fitted for heaven by Christ’s own righteousness ascribed to him or her.

We would like to be in an eternal paradise in communion with the Holy One of Israel, the God who made us, the Gd who sees us now and guides us, and the One from whom all our blessings flow.  May we not be lost but when we stand before the judgement seat of God may all our hope be founded only in the righteousness of Him who died in our stead on Calvary.

This is my song, the Lord’s song. “The LORD has been my strength and my song and He is become my salvation. “(Psalm 118 v 14)

If you can remember or know from being told what you first song was as a child, please let us know in the comments.

 

Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E3 – Trying out Creative’s portable video camera the Vado


Original YT playout date: 26 September 2008
Duration: 12:20

I got the new camera called the Vado from Creative Labs. Here I put it through its paces as we move from Hemel Hempstead to the London conference.
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Iain Lee’s Show on Play Radio UK


Original YT playout date: 25 September 2008
Duration: 3:55:36

Iain Lee only ever did one show at playradio, aired on 18th August 2008, with his unique controversial brand of humour. It says this is blocked worldwide, although I can actually see it, don’t know if you can.
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Rant for September – Recession makes you strong


 

Original YT playout date: 25 September 2008
Duration: 40:34

Viktor Huliganov takes David Tweedie to task for stripping the prudence out of financial reporting standards and thereby destroying civilisation as we know it, whilst on the other hand saying everything’s gonna be all right; no business, no cry. Read the rest of this entry

This one’s for Tommy…


…Boyd, that is, not Robinson. Although the latter is always welcome also, it is his country after all.

Fagpie

One for sorrow.
Two for smelly feathers.
Three for an addiction and
Four for not being able to afford a decent holiday.
Five for cancer,
Six for death, and
Seven for other birds lookin’ away ‘cos they can’t stand your breath…

Faaagpiyiyiyie!

Inspired by the current meme (not mine, just the poem is):

Fagpie

Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E2 – A Walk Around the East of Hemel Hempstead


 

 

Original YT playout date: 25 September 2008
Duration: 58:53

Which is precisely what it says on the tin, whatever that means. See our marvellous industrial estate, Grove Hill, Highfield and Adeyfield as well as Leverstock Green, a place so posh it sets your accent back three hundred years.
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NTTBS 17th August 2008


Original YT playout date: 24 September 2008
Duration: 3:00:49

Another fine show from the apex of talk radio in the United Kingdom.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E1 – Flight Over and Walk in Central London


Original YT playout date: 24 September 2008
Duration: 1:11:14

Here I am setting off for the third series of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content. This is what flying the cheaper airlines means in practice! Later after arriving I take a walk in Central London, around St James’ park, whitehall etc and come back through Chinatown and Tottenham Court Road
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Jimmy and the Pink Diamond – Part One


Original YT playout date: 24 September 2008
Duration: 19:37

Uncle Davey has teamed up with Lee Delehanty, an authoress in print in the Dutch language, to make a unique you tube reading of the English language version of her book “Jimmy and the Pink Diamond”. This is suitable bedtime reading for your kids! (Don’t let them near the radio feeds on my channel though, as that is all strictly post-watershed stuff).

Hopefully adults also will get some fun out of following Jimmy the cat’s adventure in Amsterdam, cut into a series of 15 to 20 minute segments, just right to get your kids off to sleep, if my intro doesn’t already do that before the story starts…

Note to publishers – the rights for the publishing of this book in English are still (at the time of writing) unassigned. If you are crying out for great kidlit content, you can get in contact with the authoress via my person, or via the babaleanne channel right here on youtube!
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