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
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?
“…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