First they came for
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First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
We’ve got the power
What a week in politics.
And they are still not talking about climate change, inequality and poverty, the things that will make or unmake stability. We didn’t hear enough about the Iranian women standing up against the hijab or how intergenerational inequality mean our children may never be able to afford their own homes, whether … Read more
The jubilee – 7 generations
Whether you are a royalist or not, the jubilee must have brushed past you at least a little this weekend.
I still have my mug from the silver jubilee, when I was still in primary school and remember how disappointed I was that we were on holiday in Devon for the street party our neighbours … Read more
Do you think that it is possible that we are frogs boiling in water?
Not noticing how our windscreens are no longer bug splattered on balmy summer evenings
Not noticing how our waking hours are more spent on screens than with soil beneath our fingernails as we plant seeds in mulch and gather the fruits … Read more
This is what
This is what death looks like:
No great fanfare of mourners,
just a leaf of brown fur curled up in the soil.
This is what murder looks like:
Ignore the sharp eyed claws
the precise pounce,
the silent stealth
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Climate Emergency – a call for elders to support future generations
We have known since the 80s that climate change was in need of our attention and yet, we have either ignored it or tinkered around the edges of the massive changes that need to be made. As mothers and elders we have weathered storms and even in our imperfections, we have wisdom and experience to … Read more