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
I have now been in Edinburgh one week. Is that all? Time is so subjective, it feels like a month. Seeing Edinburgh son, catching up side by side not over BI internet. Seeing my friend Mary [a young 90] who went in to hospital last Friday, came out again on Tuesday, and her son, and … More Love being in Edinburgh, miss elsewhere
It is raining today, after a few beautiful clear days. I thought I would just post a few photos from the last month’s walking, plus a couple from the “activities worth remembering” that is (i) joining Molly and some of the Block Island singers on the solstice evening, and then seeing that wonderful full moon … More Look back or look forward?
Tried to reblog this post from World Beyond War, but couldn’t see how to do that, so try the link to them instead. Yemen, Poisoned Water and a Green New Deal This is a quote: War and preparations for war are among the top destroyers, if not the top destroyer, of our natural environment. No … More Many Shades of Green
“Thank you” doesn’t just bring light to people’s faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain. In honor of Thanksgiving, I’d like to share this article with you from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. But…
“…the opposite of hope is not despair. It is grief.” * This is not a happy blog, but then you will know I don’t think we are in a happy world at the moment. Like many many many, too many, of us, I wonder how best to make things better: Climate change – the recent … More Rise up rebels: Courage
It is not easy organizing a Peace Project. I find myself getting very moody in spite of really good events taking place, and other good things happening like the monthly Writing Soiree events at the Library where so many of us here who write are listening to each other. Thanks Beth and Library for that. … More Conflict: 100 years since Armistice 1918
This lovely picture is inserted to cheer me up, as it was sent to me by Louis, created with the Applepen I bought him for his birthday, knew he wanted it a lot, but me hesitant with thoughts of “expensive technology: Creative? Apple? Current Fad?- you know the feeling. Say it again. TRUST the good … More Online Shopping, Blessing or Curse?
Having a great time at the Block Island Peace Project, and doing online research, I discover that my self appointed name of world citizen is in fact already something that is possible. I am going to get myself a World Passport – from the World Service Authority which is validated by the Universal Declaration of … More World Citizen / Global Granny