About Joe Blake

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Photo: Docking in Hobart, Tasmania, at the end of our 10,00 nautical mile, 2 1/2 year voyage from the Panama Canal. The realization of a 40-year-old dream for me. We’re still together.

About myself: All characters are fictitious …

Anything I write here is made up. It’s like the bit at the end of the movie credit crawl: “All characters are fictitious and bear no resemblance whatsoever to any actual person.”

The reason why my description, character, persona, attributes, and history are all made up is that the me that’s writing this is also a fictional character.

Now, having got that out of the way, I must confess I am enjoying this, and am, as Henry Miller said, learning what is in my mind through writing. Henry said a lot of wonderful things, like this one:

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. The adventure is a metaphysical one: it is a way of approaching life indirectly, of acquiring a total rather than a partial view of the universe.”


I am an artist, cartoonist, musician, composer, writer, poet, I am a son of God, husband, father, grandfather, blogger, diarist, sailor, and so on …

The point is to inquire, be curious, open up, and not to give advice. Anything in this blog that resembles the giving of advice should be construed to be advice to myself. 

Now, as to that list, above: I have dabbled in each of those, and sometimes with great delight and even magnificent result. And some of the results I intend to put up here when I work out how to work this website!


About our theme “Stop thinking. NOW”:

Three other ways of expressing this advice to myself –

Value your Peace.

Be in the Now.

Thinking is not the normal use of your mind.

Better use is to really pay attention to what is in your face, not assuming you know that already! There may be more …

We are interested in Raj. He teaches A Course In Miracles here. His talks are found here.  It’s all a bit strange and “scary”, but if you’re interested in learning more, contact me here. He calls it the “Holy Instant”, and it’s simply a way of becoming still, and asking for a fuller view of reality from the Source Itself.


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