All my friends may have heard me rant at various times. So have readers. Here are a few quotes from a long and wordy paper that you might or might not want to read. [my italics. Click here for the paper by Jem Bendell whom I met at a Positive Money conference in Cumbria a … More Deep Adaptation? What?
Ripples in ponds, butterfly wings in Tokyo, the smallest action continues to bring its consequences. I am referring to my activities last September [quite fun and friendship based] when I was part of a Peace Project here on Block Island, spurred by past events here, and of course looked up lots of websites and articles … More Love Ireland, Love Peace, Love Courage
You know I am interested in Monetary Reform, and believe that the current system of CREATING money is a root cause of many of the ills I at other times find myself ranting about. Note creating is different from using / exchanging / managing how much or how little you have at the moment etc. … More What Monetary Reform Looks Like
In just over a week I have gone from Edinburgh to Block Island and walked on different paces, different beaches, looking at different skies, as the weather shifts from calm to wind to fog to clear sun. The photos are from my last evening in Edinburgh, then walking on BI, on Ballards and Cooneymus with … More Changes – regenerative culture
Cramond Isle in the Firth of Forth can be reached by a Causeway – when the tide is low. In all my years living in Edinburgh, and loving going to Cramond for the other walks, along the river Almond or the coast to Silverknowes, I had not once got the timing right, and had never … More Cramond Isle
Summer in February, sleet and snow yesterday, clear and warm enough today. I walked down to the Edinburgh Mosque to hand in a card of support and sympathy, and lots of other people had the same idea. Jacintha Ardern and the people of New Zealand have responded with ACTION. There will be a ban on … More Support as well as sympathy
I have been in Edinburgh nearly 29 years now, and often visit Cramond, but never once managed to time it so I can walk out the Causeway. It is tidal, there are big warning signs and tide tables at the entrance. I thought I migh tmanage to make the island today, but three-quarters of the … More Cramond and Causeway
Can it really be only February? [Records are being broken for temperature highs] I remember arriving here about this time last year, and it was all snow and ice – with the usual wind – now it is a not-winter winter. I went for a bike ride along the canal from Lochrin Basin [just five … More Sunday Bike Ride
February – yesterday was pretty stormy – but it looks as though somewhere there are thoughts of Spring coming. Snowdrops appear, and the crocus [crocusses/croci?] are trying to show their colours. The days are getting a little longer. It seems too soon to think of spring, but my mind seems to have a mind of … More Is it too soon to think of Spring?
Just as well I am here, not there. One reason for being in Edinburgh was that it was obvious that the heating system [over 30 years old] was like me getting a bit past it, and unlike me could be replaced by a new system so I would be making plans for after the winter, … More Gratitude