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
What a good place for an early morning walk. This was yesterday, I feel incredibly privileged to have all this, the Meadows, just outside my door. The previous day I was at Stockbridge – more picturesque places to walk, before having lunch with a good friend. Today I found I was missing the sea, here … More Early Morning, Good Days
Back in Edinburgh – lots of visitors – and lots of action in the City because it happens to be August and that is Edinburgh Festival time. I am also inundated by emails about the climate, which at long last seems to be getting some attention. I have been part of various email groups, and … More The Danger of a Single Story
I made the decision a while ago – as I get older – it is not quite so sensible to be living in different places, even though my global grannyhood has been such an unexpected delight and pleasure. I have tried not to worry too much about the flying and the planet as it is … More Return, leaving
Recent activities have got me thinking about this, the meaning of “attitude”, and surprisingly, reminded me that once upon a long time ago I was a [very good] mathematician and physicist. OK long time ago, as being a wife, mother, worker, educator, counsellor, retiree, granny, and much else, happened. First – great discussion at the … More What’s in an Attitude?
Originally posted on Professor Jem Bendell:
The starting point for a generative discussion of the deep adaptation agenda is a difficult one. Because to begin to rigorously and imaginatively discuss this topic first requires us to accept the likelihood of near term societal collapse. By which I mean that within ten years, in whatever society…
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