Tag Archives: Living

Spring came early this year

It was only the last week in March when the first geese flew northwards over the city and even earlier than that when a brown hare crossed my path, its winter coat of white quite gone. In this last week … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, living, writing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The day the music ended.

November 10, 2016 There is something sadly synchronistic that we should lose Leonard Cohen in a week that has held up a mirror to democracy in the US and beyond, in which a man who has deliberately and calculatingly fanned the flames … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, living, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Orion Magazine | Eva Saulitis’s Eloquent Goodbye

by Krista Langlois Less than three weeks old, this particular revolution around the sun has already been defined by cancer. It took David Bowie first, quietly and then not. He kept his diagnosis to himself for eighteen months, and when … Continue reading

Posted in Inspire, living | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II | History | Smithsonian

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II | History | Smithsonian. A haunting story of incredible determination and survival in the starkest of conditions. Saddest of all is the … Continue reading

Posted in Survival | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Elusive Art of Inner Wholeness and How to Stop Hiding Our Souls | Brain Pickings

Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished or our inner darkness exposed, we hide our true identities from each other. In the process, we become separated from our own souls. We end up living divided lives, so far removed … Continue reading

Posted in Inspire, living | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The nature of New Zealanders | Sandysviews

New Zealand is the most beautiful country on earth. Everybody knows that, everybody knows about the incredible ‘nature’ in New Zealand. I’m going to talk about the nature of New Zealanders for a while instead. I posted a tweet a while … Continue reading

Posted in Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyond: Eat, Pray, Love, by Chantal Pierrat

It all comes down to these two words: “stubborn gladness.” It’s from a poem by my favorite poet, a guy named Jack Gilbert. He’s sort of the poet laureate of my life. He has a poem called “A Brief for … Continue reading

| Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to change the world | The Liberated Way

We transform the world by transforming ourselves.  Remember that stone that splashed into the pool? We are the stone, our activities in making ourselves happy, healthy and abundant becomes the ripples of change into the world.  We force nobody to … Continue reading

| Tagged , | 4 Comments

DailyGood: The Poetry of Childhood

“We are creators of images and caretakers of the images we perceive and communicate; it is the play of our imagining that allows us to inhabit aspects of the world seemingly distant from ourselves.” DailyGood: The Poetry of Childhood. Happy … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

World Book Lover’s Day … | THE STRATEGIC LEARNER

World Book Lover’s Day … | THE STRATEGIC LEARNER. This webblog resonated deeply … I live in terror of losing bookshops.. real bookshops.. the kind that have treasures tucked away in odd places and chairs in which to curl up … Continue reading

| Tagged , | Leave a comment