In recent weeks, the sentiment behind Buckminster Fuller's quote on reality, has lingered in my mind. How can I create a new model of reality, in order to make the old model obsolete? There are ways the pandemic impacted daily life, that didn't affect me, because I make different choices to many. Some of them … Continue reading First Steps
Editing has begun! I'm still a few months from the release of my next book (a non-fiction project), though the excitement is tangible. A trusted writer is casting their eye over it, before I head into production. Elements for the cover are being gathered for the first look. It's been a tough year for humanity, … Continue reading A Book of Green
My Dad taught me from a young age to befriend failure – it’s a far better teacher than success. To this day I have only ever won a board, card or sports game when I have genuinely managed to outwit him. I learnt that hard work and challenges are inevitable in life. That they always … Continue reading Failure as Friend
Going with the flow, being "in flow". I love the tangible point that it places me in; a sense of where I am, like maps in market squares with an arrow - even as I'm swept along - not always sure of the destination. This also happens when I play. I improvised on an Alto … Continue reading You Are Here
Summer has become a friend, in recent months. It's provided a sunlit haven as we continue studies and projects; while maintaining contact with loved ones. I'm fortunate to live near much of my immediate family, so baked goods dropped at doorsteps and video chats, have provided relief. Habits we've had since moving in, back in … Continue reading Long Are The Days
One of the ways I've been reaching out is making use of the wonderful postal system. Aside from writing regularly to a few people, I've been sending snippets of pretty with letters, from a pile of magazines I've recycled. An interesting article, colouring page, arty postcard and picture to stick on the fridge with colourful … Continue reading Small Deeds
When planning my projects for the next few years, I was aware that print books are still my format of choice (as a reader and writer). A love of nature and lifelong habits of re-using paper, where possible, impacts my purchasing and use of paper. Though as far as print books I've published, I'd yet … Continue reading Notes on Paper
Today I'm launching SPIRALS - a collection of poetry, featuring words devoted to science, love, nature, the abstract, the sacred and sublime. Read them aloud, in a whisper, to a friend or lover, into the wind, under a tree. Let the words carry you deeper within or towards the sky. Wherever your heart roams. These … Continue reading Launching SPIRALS!