“…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?
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
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?
On Tuesday I returned to US and reached Block Island on Wednesday. It was all misty and windy, both, but since then has been clear and cold. Yesterday I tried walking. Should have known better, and after taking one photo of the windswept sand, turned round and came back to my little home here. While … More Walking Thoughts: Derivative and Causative
I do not have any comment to make on the recent UK election, others are commenting enough, speculation, planning, “doing deals” or whatever their position calls them to do. I have no authority anywhere that might affect outcomes. Or? Maybe every tiny bit at least affects me, I feel I do something. So here goes. … More Aftermath – message to Jeremy Corbyn
It is election day in UK. I have voted. The way the system works means I vote for one member of the UK parliament, out of a selection of candidates, for this particular constituency in which I live. UK people do not vote for a president or prime minister, whichever party gets the majority in … More Election Day: Hope vs Fear
When I got off the plane on Tuesday morning at Terminal 5, ready for my connection flight to Edinburgh… well everyone now knows what the overhead TVs were showing, and like everyone, I am so sorry for those who have suffered in so many different ways in Manchester. I am also moved by the families … More Prevention, 3,2,1
I have been really busy since I returned to Block Island two weeks ago – resuming walks and talks etc. I take a reflection group, very positive outcome from emotional education talks earlier in the year; I am doing an online course that is the best of these offerings yet – I have even had … More The Good News
This is about UK – applies also to other nations. Read the Spirit Level or The Grip of Death or Psychopathic Cultures , or any other efforts to analyse the how and the why in a world of plenty there is so much division. Do not be fooled by the ideology that suggests there is … More Shame – but do not be ashamed