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
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?
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
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
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
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
“…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