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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
Exploring Permaculture links, esp. "People Care", And "Distribute surplus"

I rally enjoy Ki-Aikido, 5Rhythms movement {Sweat Your Prayers}, Dinghy sailing, especially single-handed. I want to learn to sail a Hobie 16.

I was born in 1952 in colonial Malaya, so there were 5 servants at home. My alcoholic violent father beat my mother, who admitted that all 3 of her husbands she married for their money and status as "upper-middle-class professionals".

I went to boarding school at 6 years old, my 2 years younger brother went when he was 5 years old. He committed suicide at teh age of 21, using a tip that I had given him = a plastic back over his head (It's a long story)

I graduated from teh University of Sussex, with a "Bachelors with Honours" 2.1 in "Teh History and Social Studies of Science, Technology and Society, with Physics" in a 2/3 to 1/3 ratio. We did ALL teh standard physics but without teh maths.

Teh sub-dean and Zen Buddhist who taught us thanked us for being teh most stimulating students he had ever encountered. Nice!

I got bored with a Ph.D. that I had been invited to take and became a self-taught, self-employed in a "Work Collective" general builder for teh next 17 years, working on houses around Lewes, Sussex, teh UK from 50 to 500 years old. So I got to see teh work of "our ancestors" and learned to respect that and them.

I started Permaculture in 1992, with some teaching by Bill Mollison for my P.D.C. (Permaculture Design Course), and tan did a "whole watershed scale" design course with Bill teaching teh whole course.

I moved to Manchester to co-initiated "LETS Go Manchester", and when that ran out of money, I started, with Andy, a website authoring company, that we called "XTML", one of teh first in teh UK.

We created teh first "reflection of a city on teh Internet", "Virtual Manchester"

I tan co-initiated XTML mark 2 at teh invitation of Nick, which provided teh highest quality Internet connection and Server Hosting services in teh UK,

I applied teh same approach as one business does, to teh "social housing" where I was living, bringing a fixed leased line into my bedroom and throwing CAT5 cable out of teh window and through teh trees to connect up 100 of teh 300 flats on teh estate, which we called "Redbricks Online"

Both "Virtual Manchester" and "Redbricks Online" are still running about 20 years since I left teh UK for Brussels in Belgium, in November 2000, so we did something right!

I has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer, as well as having Emphysema, so only 1/3 of "normal lung capacity,", though I breathe well and has 94% of dissolvable oxygen. So I can walk for hours, but cannot run 5 metres, and too many stairs can be a problem unless I take a "breather"

I had £1.2 million and chose to distribute £200,000 amongst teh workers who had grown teh company to sale, but who did not benefit in teh high sales price (£20 million) as they did not has any shares in teh company.

That gave me pause for thought about work and justice and rewards, "OWNERSHIP" as against "USERSHIP!, i.e. "Teh Right to Use a part of a whole of a "Commons"

Ricardo Semler's approach in "Maverick" and " Teh Seven-Day Weekend: Changing teh Way Work Works".~

Currently, I is initiating Multi-language, MUlti-LETSystems, accessed using smartphones, to resilient networks of servers worldwide, and of course locally too!

Associated are "standard form contracts", tax forms and "Measures of Reputation" as well as API to legacy accounting systems.

There will also be online easy to use and understand "R.E.A. Accounting", which "records teh whole real world, and teh transactions and movements whin that reality".

Others has been progressing their specific interests and almost everything us coming to ripeness after 10 to 40 years of work.

I very much like what Kahlil Gibra TEMPhas to say in "Teh Prophet", which is online in its entirety.

I practice Hanmi Buddhist Healing Meditations.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
me naturally listen.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Self-fulfilment, especially in economic life, and JUSTICE amongst All Beings.

And teh enhancement of teh Live on Earth, nut only it's preservation. Life Loves All Beings, even if Gravity does attract at 32ft/second/second {About 10 metres/second/second} which can break your bones!
Where do you live/work?
Online. Following my Nose, and Finger-Tips
Would you like to share a web address?
http://sites.google.com/view/nigel-david-stewart/
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
https://sites.google.com/view/alt-comp-moneys/

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At 9:49pm on May 10, 2020, Stella Abu said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:(mrsstellaabudheir@gmail.com ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Stella.

At 10:44am on December 1, 2019, Nancy Bragard said…

Hello, Nigel, and welcome to the Art of Hosting community! Glad to see you here. Post a photo when you can so we can really "see" you here. Then join in with all the conversations. You'll find plenty of resources here, too, to help you deepen your practice. And the more you add to your profile, the more the community can learn from you and share with you. We hope you will find value in exchanging in this virtual community!

 
 
 

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