The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

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WordPress 2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Continue reading

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Wishes for the new year

Auld Lang Syne Continue reading


The new year

Have you thought of your new year’s resolutions?

I made one many years ago – “I resolve never to make new year’s resolutions!”

And I never do.

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New posts on gentle ignition

New posts on gentle ignitionContinue reading

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Countdown to 2015

2014 is nearly over. For the Furlongs it’s been both a good year and a year of problems.

For me, it’s been good. I’ve kept my sugar normal all year on my high fat, ketogenic diet. Continue reading

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Buy nothing

There used to be “buy nothing” days when I was young. Continue reading

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Keeping it simple

For a long time, I have been moving to keeping things simple. This Christmas, I tried to carry my ideas through to Christmas gifts. Continue reading

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Our grace

Here is a Grace that the Furlong’s use before significant meals… Continue reading

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Christmas reaping

Christmas in the west could be a wonderful way to spread peace on Earth. Maybe it makes a small difference to the progress of human goodwill. If you believe that we reap what we sow, we must reap a few good things from Christmas. Continue reading



I believe that the idea of reincarnation and karma is a most satisfying one. Well it is for me. I never have to feel vengeance. Whoever it is that did me wrong will have to rectify it in some way at some other time. I don’t have to do anything. It’s a natural law. Continue reading