Sharing the Garden

I wake early in the morning, especially now there is so much light, and the evening light also stretches long. Early this morning our garden had a visitor: He has been seen before, and clearly lives somewhere in the stretch of gardens that lie behind our houses. After a good look around underneath M’s birdfeeder, … More Sharing the Garden

Want to be wild

I recently went back to worrying about the monetary system and why we have such a disastrous construct. Money is not physics, nor a virus, people/society made it the way it is. Worse, so many people who should know better, are caught in money myths. I watched some of the Positive Money short videos, everyone … More Want to be wild

Gifts and Gardens

September, time to walk, and meet, and talk. It seems that is what I have been doing. Not planning anything, few commitments. The first photos are of a friend’s garden, she has apples and some came home to become apple sauce. Memories of windfall collecting rise while I chop. Then, the walk there, and around … More Gifts and Gardens

A Thin Blue Line

For some weeks I have been wading through reading a book: Alex. S. Vitale, The End of Policing and suddenly it is heartbreakingly relevant. The book blurb says: The problem is policing itself. Is that the problem? or Is it that policing has to change? [I remember when the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the police force … More A Thin Blue Line

Whack a Mole

Our world monetary system has a systemic purchasing gap. ‘Purchasing gap’ means that all the costs of making something, or offering some service – initial capital or training, paying for the time taken to do the work etc, is always more than the price that buyers have available for the product. You might not believe … More Whack a Mole

Dreich Days

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