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?
“…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
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
I am back on Block Island. The Block Island Peace Project is happening, continuing, and attendance is good. [Scroll down on the Library website] Coincidentally my friend Jane Baumann, mother of our Library Director Kristin, told us about a great Program called I’ve Got a Song. I have just been to it, learned a lot … More Activism and Hope
Following my last post… I thought I have to do a bit more than just write about the things that matter to me. In that post, I said I have been following a group called World Beyond War. This is one of their posters. it gave me an idea. I also remembered that great poem of … More Peace and Action
Be warned – this is a long post! Block island is a small piece of the world with a big heart. On Wednesday evening our Island Free Library hosted the showing of a new documentary, Seeking Shelter, by Seedworks Films. This film, soon to be available for general viewing, is the culmination of last year’s … More A Global World, all faiths and none
It occurs to me that lots of folk I know are pro-peace. They deplore what is happening in Syria, Yemen, all those places we hear about on the news. Of course they may be, like me from time to time, feeling helpless, wanting to just switch off, wondering what on earth can be done. Well … More Pro-Peace
Everywhere is hot, there is the immediate and then the big picture to which I cannot go, I get so frustrated by helplessness. I want a revolution, and have spent years talking about the value of stuff like Evolution, not Revolution. HaHaHa. It comes back to bite. I have a ripe tomato on my little … More Is this a prayer?
I’m not really in a writing mood, but I have just been listening to Guy Standing giving a TED talk on the Precariat, explaining what it is. It makes a lot of sense of some of the things that seem to be happening all over in our lives. It is worth a listen! [His writing … More The Precariat – What’s that?