Finding your thing and a man on a bike
There will be those of you reading this who are old enought to remember the Queen song; ‘I want to ride my bicycle’...that line sums up Gary MacGowan.
At the age of 5 he was fed up because his bike didn’t go fast enough to win the race. He didn’t let it stop him, … Read more
See and Be
My cat is teaching me to see and be.
At first a clumsy-clothed giant,
he has taught me to kneel
how to make myself disappear
At first nothing but the wallpaper rustle of wind in leaves,
until I follow
his arrow-yellow eyes
and see this … Read more
Sustainable or regenerative?
Until I did my Permaculture Design Course with Steve Jones, I didn’t really pay attention to the words in the title. In my head ‘sustainable’ and ‘regenerative’ were synonymous, I hadn’t bothered to unpack them until I started to listen to Steve and Ian Steele, whose farm the course was held on.
Sustainable agriculture … Read more
The Art of Shouting Quietly
Pete Mosely helped my first book be born. He midwifed it from conception, through pregnancy into the world, calmly, patiently, reassuring me just to take one breathe at a time.
Talking with Pete is like a slow stroll in a meadow speckled with a myriad of wild-flowers. He is so calm, considered, thoughtful. I want … Read more
Dwelling on the edge
Carol Shepherd is bi-sexual and Christian and proud of both and therein has been the thorny point of her explorations. How does someone who defines themselves as bi-sexual find belonging within the Christian world? Carol speaks with zeal and determination about the dilemma that many bi-sexual Christians face and her research has found such intersecting … Read more
When I became a mother,
I only had two,
I have been lucky to watch these babies grow, and stretch, and fill into
the young men they are becoming.
Their swelling, ripening,
shakes me off.
I am being phased out,
of the day-to-day mothering
which has been so consuming.
I feel … Read more