Sunday Slow-time

There’s a bird in the bushes. A delightful house wren making all sorts of music. One moment, she’s tweeting her bubbly Summer call and the next she’s jumping on the wind chimes that hangs between the two bird houses. When I look away, I catch her tail feather squeezing into the little orange and white... Continue Reading →


The up-side of jetlag is the symphony of birds at 5.30AM in the morning. Another up-side is the chance to be able to write. It’s been a while. Today is the second day of my second visit to Jackson, Michigan. It’s a delightful part of the world and a city where I never imagined that... Continue Reading →

Looping grumbles

the next time you read a miserable news story, your friend tells you about a rotten act or things look uncertain – don’t run away from it. Just ask, ‘is there an argument for optimism?’ and see where the ride takes you.

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