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
Well this is my last day on Block Island for a while – I head out tomorrow, first for Edinburgh and then even further as I hope to see the family in New Zealand in July. It has been an incredibly busy month here, first the NAMI BI Mental Health Month Conference, then I got … More Summer coming, me going
Silly Question! I should know better, there is no one problem, no THE problem, no final or magic solution. Ecological. Complex. Human. Life on Earth. Some problems do seem to be more fundamental in their effects on the others, different levels in the whole. In a way, any start is a choice. I first posted … More What is the Root Problem?
It is a long time since I have had so much to do. What a month, and it isn’t over yet. This morning I prepared a poster display ready for the NAMI BI Opioid Conference, first event this Saturday, then the rest the following weekend. As well as being on the sub-committee, I look after … More What Can Block Island DO?
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Last week I went to the second of 3 interdisciplinary workshops on Shame and Medicine. The first workshop was on patients’ shame, and this was on shame and healthcare professionals. In particular, it helped me think about some of the things that are making life so difficult for health…
This morning I was up early to see my sister off on the boat, after her two week sojourn (very successful) on Block Island. Thought I would have a cooking morning – it’s therapeutic and there is a lot of left over veg in the fridge, no bread, etc. Left over veg is best as … More Therapy, what’s that?
I have been editing again for the Sisters’ Home – proper name in pashto language is Khwendo Kor, and in between going for walks and watching girls play softball, I am reading of another place where culture is somewhat different. Sometimes I am crying, as well as reading, but that is what gives the energy … More Womens’ Rights, a Sisters’ Home
Traveling involves a lot of sitting about waiting, with no responsibilities other than keeping an eye on the departure board. I have done a lot in these few weeks away from BI, now I am on the way back. Did quite a bit of Positive Money stuff, on my other blog and good to meet … More On the move…again
Traveling again, a brief trip back to Edinburgh. Now, getting away involves getting the boat, this is Block Island, so even though the plane leaves late evening, I found myself in Boston by midday with time to spend. So I visited the Museum of Fine Art. The photos will remind me of some of the … More Time to spend
I have been having a lot of enjoyment lately, even fun, believe it or not, as I took an online course about monetary reform. OK not everyone’s idea of fun – but do look at Positive Money notions if you wonder why your favourite cause is always having to find funds, or your family is … More Change for the better