Update on Commenting

Due to updated EU privacy regulations, WordPress implemented a cookie policy that lets you choose if you want to accept a cookie or not. Yet when that was implemented it was not enabled, breaking some comment functionality here. When you comment, if you are not logged in to WordPress somewhere, you’ll see a new checkbox. Please tick the box “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” This will set a cookie to remember you and will also show a moderation label (I moderate all comments) AND let you edit your comment for … Continue Reading…

YouTube Update

YouTube

Just to let you know, I’ve migrated to a new YouTube channel associated with this web site. New videos, like my SAND18 talk, will be posted on this channel rather than the old personal one. I’ve added the relevant old videos as Playlists on the new channel. The YouTube icon on the right sidebar links to this new channel if you’d like to subscribe. You’ll also see the usual articles on new videos too.  Other Updates As requested, I’ve scheduled new articles every 2 days. There are articles currently posted for the next 3 weeks. I may mix in news … Continue Reading…

Updates

I recently read a great article on author web sites and realized the book and I were still semi-invisible and there were a few other issues with this site. The visibility has been upped, the banner changed, the tag line replaced, and a new “presentation” style of home page is added. The sidebar has been simplified and a link to the book added, the menu simplified with recommendations merged, a footer section added, and more. I also need a new head shot as the beard is off again. Took it off for full advantage of the Abhyanga (oleation massage) during … Continue Reading…

Going Off-line for a Spring Cleanse

From an Ayurvedic perspective, issues that have been building in the physiology come to a head at the change of seasons. Each season has its dominant dosha so when they change in the world, it can amplify imbalances within. As a result, Ayurveda recommends a cleanse in the spring and fall to re-balance the physiology and maintain health. This year, I’m doing the full deal including panchakarma (meaning 5 actions or treatments). As a result, for the first week of April I’ll be off-line and not responding to messages or comments. I’ll catch up after I get back. Meantime, I … Continue Reading…

Update on Security

Once upon a time on the Internet, you only needed to secure your website if you were selling there. Yet browsing any unsecured website, especially on public WiFi, can easily be snooped. To make your activity more secure, web browsers are increasing their warnings about ANY site that doesn’t have a security certificate. The little “i” beside the web address is soon to go red and add warnings. As a result, I’ve jumped through the hoops to add a security certificate to this site. “https” is now supported and you should see a green lock or similar beside the web … Continue Reading…

The Book Box

When my first box of books arrived near the beginning of the month, I decided to take a picture of it. I discovered an interesting lighting effect and took a short video, also offered at 1/3 speed. It looks to be dust particles catching the light to varying degrees at different focal planes. But it’s a very cool effect.

Our Natural Potential Book Launch Event

Our Natural Potential Book Launch Event

On October 11, the official launch date of the book Our Natural Potential, I’ll be holding a small celebration and talk. If you happen to be in the Comox Valley, you are most welcome to join us.If not, the book will be available through most suppliers that day. Have a little treat to celebrate with us. 🙂 The launch event: Courtenay library Oct 11, 2017 6 pm – 7:30 pm 300 6th St., Courtenay, BC in the Reading room. Directions I have more news to come of further developments.

The Book is in Distribution

The printed proofs came this week and looked good. This was the last major hurdle for the book’s release. It’s remarkable to hold an actual book after all these years. The official release date for the book is October 11. It’s now available for pre-order on Amazon*, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets though I notice some variability yet on different sites. It’s being distributed to over 70 retailers around the world. I’m not sure it will do as well in the medical or Christian specialty stores though. 🙂 More Info about the book. I’m having a launch event … Continue Reading…

The 10th Anniversary

I launched this blog 10 years ago today. It’s evolved a lot in that time. It started as a simple free blog called In2Deep for sharing various topics broadly related to spirituality. This included notes from talks, videos, and so forth. As the shift settled in here, I gradually began to write more about it and what followed. I also shifted slowly to my own voice. At first I wrote under the Davidya nickname, only later sharing more of who I was after I’d wound down my tech consulting business. A few of the milestones: 2008-09 Surge in posting, sometimes … Continue Reading…

Book Update

Book Cover

Just another short update on the book on higher stages project. All the parts have finally come in, including entry into the library catalog I didn’t expect as I hadn’t applied (didn’t qualify being self-published). The book is written, edited, cover designed, graphic designed, and formatted. Now I’m compiling the book into the various file formats needed for print and ebook versions. The ebook conversion sure has bugs… I hope to upload the files soon but they then must be tested. Does the printed book look right? Does the ebook flow right? This means another lag for testing and debugging … Continue Reading…

Update

Another little milestone. I’m now officially a Canadian publisher under the imprint Davidya Publishing. The point of this is to manage the titles in the international database of published works, get into libraries, get distributed, and so forth. I’ll be updating bits and pieces on the web site. Davidya