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
OK, um , f&(, sht Looking on facebook, but these are all my friends so it is not unexpected that I like post after post, on this day when the contagion of phobia seems to have been triumphant. What about one of my own heartfelt beliefs – we are all human? Even those millions who … More Just thinkin’
My last post was a re-blog, thank goodness some people can write and others like Ken Loach can show, that there is a totally dreadful and perverse world out there and some people are suffering it daily, hourly, and the rest of us act helpless/feel useless in the face of this despair. We keep ourselves … More Hope and Despair
What happens when we realize something counter-intuitive? It is not that we were wrong, exactly, it is that the perspective we had, the way we looked, the system we were looking inside, was … not really REAL. We had a story in our heads that seemed to work … most of the time … then … More Realize: get out of the box
I have just returned from a wonderful weekend Retreat in the Lake District, at Ambleside. Among other things our group walked to Rydal, and wonderful M with whom I shared the journey suggested driving back with a detour around Ullswater. [photos below] Positive Money organised the Retreat. Sounds a bit dry. Not much touchy feely … More Radical or Just Plain Sensible?
After the recent events in UK politics, I have been emailing my MP – have done so fairly regularly anyway. I think and hope that direct letters have some effect. The generic content of the last two sent, with personal to him stuff edited out, is below. I think everyone should make contact with their … More Are you represented? Letters to an MP.
I have been reading Wikipedia. Now that is not a failure – that is one of the greatest and most generous open examples of how people can share and collaborate for the good of all. In particular, I thought I would see what was said about Jeremy Corbyn, current leader of the UK Labour Party, … More Failure
Today is the day when UK votes to leave or stay the European Union. Referendum Day. Many of us agree it has shown the most appalling campaigns on both sides, mis-information and posturing, and the utterly sad unspeakable murder last week of Jo Cox, who was doing the job for which she was elected as … More Thinking: Referendum day in UK