Gratitude is a practice
When you wake up
and it is pouring with rain in August
and instead of reaching for your phone you get up, feed the cat, cover up in waterproofs and step outside to walk the same block you have walked for years
when as you walk and the rain taps the hood of your coat, … Read more
Alarm – 23 April 2023 at 3pm BST – what does this mean?
Tomorrow, or today or on Sunday 23rd April 2023 (depending when you are reading) the UK’s emergency alarm system will be tested for the first time. Unless you turn off your phone completely. Or put it on airplane mode. Or take the battery out. Or turn off the notifications.
When we went to Iceland … Read more
Small actions – 50% by 2030
I haven’t written much or thought much of any depth recently, which feels strange for me.
Instead, I’ve been having the windows fixed to keep out the draft. I’ve had the loft insulated to keep the house warmer. I’ve been finding out about how to insulate exterior walls in old houses. I’ve researched air flow … Read more
Breaking point 3
We two rest and heal
do not very much
let nature do her thing to knit and mend
to let sleep balm and soothe.
Oh that I could wish the same for all those souls.
But for all … Read more
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