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Tony D
Works at Balance Consultancy Ltd/ Balance Social Work Recruitment/Balance Fostercare
Attended University of Central Lancashire
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BOOK I'M READING: 'INTO AFRICA' By Sam Manicom-Great conversational style by a very gentle motorcycle adventurer giving a warts and all description of his first ride into this crazy, beautiful continent. BEST BLOG POST I'VE ...
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Some predictions on 2016 from John MIchael Greer
Strange that one of the most sophisticated and thoughtful commentators on the transition out of fossil fueled industrialised society should be the American Archdruid but there you go...His predictions are fascinating and worth some thought; The explosion of...
Strange that one of the most sophisticated and thoughtful commentators on the transition out of fossil fueled industrialised society should be the American Archdruid but there you go...His predictions are fascinating and wort...
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SOME BOOKS AND KIT I'M REALLY ENJOYING RIGHT NOW

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Thoughts on Money-Making it and growing it:
I came across this post from Eric Nelson courtesy of the 5 Bullet Friday posts from Tim Ferris.  Tim is the author of two books I would recommend dipping into:  'The 4 Hour Body' and 'The 4 Hour Work Week'.  Tim also hosts a great podcast called 'The Tim Fe...
I came across this post from Eric Nelson courtesy of the 5 Bullet Friday posts from Tim Ferris.  Tim is the author of two books I would recommend dipping into:  'The 4 Hour Body' and 'The 4 Hour Work Week'.  Tim also hosts a ...
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Jim Davis on 1/2 Person conundrums in the world of Transactional therapy
Mobiles and modalities: whose is the shiniest? I’m not used to playing
the part of psychotherapeutic agony uncle, but I recently received the
following letter.   With my steaming mug
of liquorice herbal tea at my side I read: “Dear Alterego I wonder if you ...
Mobiles and modalities: whose is the shiniest? I’m not used to playing the part of psychotherapeutic agony uncle, but I recently received the following letter.  With my steaming mug of liquorice herbal tea at my side I rea...
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Electric cars are us!
 
Oslo, Norway to London, England in a Tesla Model S
In February this year I drove from Oslo to London in a Model S P85. 
I say it cost €5 which in terms of fuel is 100% accurate, but obviously we spent a bit on food, hotels and the Eurotunnel. 
With Tesla in Europe and America, the carefully manufactured lie of 'range anxiety' simply doesn't apply.
An ever expanding supercharger network, huge battery capacity and high speed recharging results in all the nonsense of electric cars  'simply don't have the range' is kicked into the long grass.
The longer I drive electric cars, the more strident I realise I'm becoming about the 'range anxiety' myth. 
The term was created by a PR company working for General Motors when they withdrew the EV1 and introduced the civilian Hummer to the Californian market. 
I think we occasionally need a reminder at how hard, brutal and dirty  vested interests that are at odds with electric car development will descend to.
I suggest they are beginning to fail now, but boy it's been unpleasant.
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Some thoughts on 2016 so far!
BOOK I'M READING:  'INTO AFRICA' By Sam Manicom-Great conversational style by a very gentle motorcycle adventurer giving a warts and all description of his first ride into this crazy, beautiful continent. BEST BLOG POST I'VE READ:  Without doubt it has to b...
BOOK I'M READING: 'INTO AFRICA' By Sam Manicom-Great conversational style by a very gentle motorcycle adventurer giving a warts and all description of his first ride into this crazy, beautiful continent. BEST BLOG POST I'VE ...
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NOTABLE BOOKS FROM 2015
FROM THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS NEWSLETTER As previously mentioned,  The New York Times Book Review  chose Magda Szabó's The Door  (NYRB Classics), as one of the  NYTBR 's  "10 Best Books of 2015." Alexander McCall Smith chose Edward Mendelson's  Moral Ag...
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Happy Christmas and a Transformational New Year!
A very happy Yule and a massively healthy and transformational 2016 to all my readers and their loved ones
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Man of Sorrows-a fragment of writing
MAN OF SORROWS He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despise...
MAN OF SORROWS He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were ou...
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Ace Psychotherapist Jim Davis on 'Research.'
Naughty-but-NICE:
Research and cream cake. Let me admit from the outset that I can be
a suspicious person at times, and no more so when something is agreed by
everybody as being thoroughly good! A bit like the ‘man in the crowd’ (see last
issue’s Alterego c...
Naughty-but-NICE: Research and cream cake. Let me admit from the outset that I can be a suspicious person at times, and no more so when something is agreed by everybody as being thoroughly good! A bit like the ‘man in the ...
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FIRST GUEST POST BY THE AMAZING JIM DAVIS-SELECTIONS FROM HIS WRITINGS FOR THE JOURNAL OF TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS
Hair loss: a case study of mourning and melancholia in
the countertransference. Committed as I am to the significance of the body and
countertransference in my work as a transactional analyst, I simply cannot
avoid the painful subject of hair loss!     My c...
Hair loss: a case study of mourning and melancholia in the countertransference. Committed as I am to the significance of the body and countertransference in my work as a transactional analyst, I simply cannot avoid the p...
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Social Work Consultant and Social Care Entrepreneur
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Management and Leadership/Strategic Planning/Training and Coaching/Systems Design and Delivery/Safeguarding Consultancy-Childrens Social Care Services
Employment
  • Balance Consultancy Ltd/ Balance Social Work Recruitment/Balance Fostercare
    Director, 2010 - present
    As a Social Care Consultant I am available to organisations or departments on long or short term contracts. Currently developing Recruitment of Elite Social Workers Agency and Specialist Consultancy Services and Balance Fostercare Fostering Services.
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  • University of Central Lancashire
    Social Science, 1984 - 1988
    Social Work/Social History/Psychology/Philosophy/Law/Statistical Analysis BA(Hons) Applied Social Science/CQSW/Diploma in Psychotherapy/Qualifications in Mediation and Counselling/Currently studying the History of Ideas
  • Montfort College
    Conscious Rebellion, 1968 - 1972
    Where I attained an enduring and powerful suspicion of the closed off religous mind.
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