I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.
After seven weeks of lockdown, children in Spain are finally able to play outdoors again. The images of them literally running for joy made me cry. These are images from happier days in Scotland – of children, outside, free and playing. Imagine if we got rid off most of the cars, if children had a […]
Cross-stitch created by Malmö Craftivists for the Degrowth conference in Malmö 2018
As we know, paradigm shift ain’t easy. This article has some concrete (and pleasant) suggestions. Just because it is going to be a bumpy ride (and it is) doesn’t mean there will be never any more dancing, as Emma Goldman may or may not have said. The main gist is this. However do read the […]
The Sabbath is still taken very seriously on the isle of Lewis in the Western Isles. There may be Sunday ferry sailings, but not much else. Now I don’t care about not being able to shop one day a week, and I appreciate that if the swimming pool is open, then someone will have to […]
Calthorpe Community Garden Camden, London 2017
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
In dark times, what do we reach out for? For music, food, love? For dear friends and the solace of the natural world? How do make our peace? And find the strength to continue? Thank you Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016). If it be your will That I speak no more […]