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If you want to build a ship, don't gather men and women to give them orders, to assign them tasks or to tell them how to build.
If you want to build a ship, teach men and women to long for the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

To venture is to risk defeat;
but not to venture is to lose one’s soul.

Søren Kierkegaard

No-one ever rioted for austerity

George Monbiot

Bricolage – Keri Smith

August 22nd, 2017 Posted In: Other

Bricolage A little bit of inspiration from Keri Smith and Lucky Treehouse. A bit of my bricolage from my own wanderings.  

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted

William Bruce Cameron

When I see one of these Free Church ministers on the street in Lewis, I feel like walking across the road and hitting him in the face.

Iain Crichton Smith

The Uninhabitable Earth

July 10th, 2017 Posted In: Other

The Uninhabitable Earth “That the sea will become a killer is a given. Barring a radical reduction of emissions, we will see at least four feet of sea-level rise and possibly ten by the end of the century. A third of the world’s major cities are on the coast, not to mention its power plants, […]

When there is no wind, row

Latin proverb

The opposite of play is not work, it's rote

Edward Hallowell

. . . beyond hardship, wrong, tyranny, distress,
beyond misery, despair, hatred, treachery,
beyond guilt and defilement; watchful,
heroic, the Cuillin is seen
rising on the other side of sorrow

Sorley MacLean