This is the photo that heads one of my other blogs [the one where I try out my experimental serious thoughts – called –Transitional Space: The In-between of Identity, Culture and Community, Can people do better?] Can people do better? What the … do I mean? Current politics, current distresses, poverty, flood and fire, f..k… … More Meanings, Assumptions, Realities
It is end November, so no surprise that here it is dark for quite a lot of the time as we are less than 4 weeks away from the shortest day. It is especially dreary on dreich days, so as today was different with forecast crisp and cold … but clear… I took the 29 … More Dreich Days
OK I am political. So are we all by at least one of the definitions “of or relating to citizens“. My problem – not an official one, just a personal one, is that I don’t feel that I belong to any particular nation, no matter that I was born in Ireland, and no matter that … More What is Transformative Leadership?
Here in getting-very-dark-early Edinburgh, the climate is being fairly kind, if a little bit cold. But news is dreadful with floods and fires, enough to drown in sadness and grief or blaze with anger. Then get mad at election reporting, and impeachment, and on and on. Out walking shows the trees now mostly shorn of … More How will you pay? should be: Who will Pay? Where does Money Come From?
Today is World Kindness Day. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition and bridges the divides of culture, religion, politics, gender, and social class. Why does Kindness Exist? Until recently, the task of applying what we know about the brain to the bigger question of personal human experience has been avoided by scientists.…
What to follow? What to put what seems like ever more limited energy into? [Gosh I enjoy life – how on earth can anyone say they are bored? I am following or being inundated by far too many petitions, articles, even topics [peace climate mental health economy elections inequality modern slavery amnesty gun crime signing … More Finding something to follow
For the last couple of weeks, all around XR protests in London, and seemingly endless debates in UK Parliament or US Congress, about Brexit and Impeachment, none of which attend to any of the issues I [yes little me] deem important. The chief of these is probably social injustice, suffering, that so often is humanly … More Getting along with life
Originally posted on Poetry of Moods and Moments:
I have listened to a Mary Oliver tribute, click here. Lisa Starr reads some beautiful poems – along with others. I love Lisa and her inspirational quality, she is the founder of the Block island Poetry Project, and the person who brought poetry to life for me,…
There is a lot of talk in the ether about the value of trees. Carbon capture, climate cure, all sorts of stuff. I expect it is important. It is end September in Edinburgh, the weather today was glorious, I went to the Botanic Gardens, just because it was too good out to even think of … More September Trees
I had a family week in Ireland, swimming at White Rocks and Dunseverick, fish and chips in Portrush, fun with niece, nephew and their partners and families and friends, visit to Lisburn museum with one sister, helping the other in her garden, eating plums and blackberries., and taking loads of garden rubbish to the recycle … More Mixed feeling, mostly gratitude