Our gardens are the product of centuries of plant acquisitions and cross-breeding which would not have been possible without the British experience of empire.
Stories are a powerful source of self-persuasion, even identity. That’s why they are as empowering as they are dangerous.
Technology is increasingly manipulating our minds. What we think we want might not be what we actually need. And this is making us sick. So, what can we do about it? Take a look or listen to the podcast with my guest, Ian Douglas.
In this ninth missive from #TheDarkMonths series, the word turns upside down.
As things heat up some might be looking to go under water to cool down. Go on, take a deep dive. This talk by Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a virtual ‘cooling off’ and an invitation to reach under the surface. You can read more here > Why is it so hard for white people toContinue reading “Go under water”
I’m usually one for silver linings to dark clouds. I’m also someone who has worked in the digital space for 20+ years. I know that ‘clean, streamlined and paperless’ communication isn’t really environmentally friendly.
War has become a metaphor much-used by politicians in recent weeks – ‘the battle against this deadly virus‘. It looks more and more like a sad hangover from the jingoistic bluster of the farce that was Brexit.
In Summer 2019 we had the enormous good fortune to be invited to lunch at The Sportsman at Seasalter. It was a curious accident of fate, it was meant to happen and to reconnect us with dear friends, renew old acquaintances, and it took place a few days after my beloved’s birthday, taking celebration toContinue reading “The Sportsman at Seasalter”
Laugharne, Saundersfoot, Waterwynch, Tenby, Manorbier, Caldey Island, Stackpole Quay, Barafundle Bay, St David’s … names redolent of the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales. Coastlines are fascinating spaces. The combination of liminal land, shifting sands, and variable weather they experience, parallel our cultural existence. Fluctuating and evolving. Surprising. Changing … yet remaining somehow eternal in the faceContinue reading “Coasts”
It’s a commonly held view that the world is hurtling through change at a breakneck pace. That our increasingly globalised culture is being changed by technological disruption faster than our brains, bodies, business and government processes and structures can cope with. Stop. Step out of your bubble. Realise this: the pace of change is subjective.