Monthly Archives: January 2017

Among the reeds

So, taking my own advice, I spent the day yesterday out in nature, away from news and phones and the political world. Together with my wonderful wife, I went to a nature reserve nearby and spent the day wildlife-watching. Getting … Continue reading

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The day something broke

Something broke inside me today. Some wall, some shell, some badly forged armour or shield or something. Since Brexit, since Trump, I have been broken. The world I love has changed, and I fear for it. That fear has paralysed … Continue reading

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Get out there

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast…a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough … Continue reading

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Love (still) trumps hate

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” -Leonard Cohen This weekend saw anger, hatred, ego and fear elevated to the most powerful position in the world. This week also saw threatening storm clouds at home, warning … Continue reading

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Following along my “journey through the elements” from Earth and Water,I have been spending time recently developing my connection to air. In some ways, this has been the most difficult element to work with yet, as it seems so ephemeral … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

After taking a break from blogging over the festive season, I wanted to check back in at the start of this new year. 2016 has been a difficult one, both globally and personally, and it looks like the world in … Continue reading

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