Is The End Nigh?

Is The End Nigh?

What can we say about the recent IPCC report and its 12-year timeframe?  Climate scientists have long been balancing on a thin wire, trying to communicate the peril we are in without sounding alarmist or as if they have a political agenda. From an environmental...
Is it OK to be white?

Is it OK to be white?

Of course it is OK to have white skin. Just like it is OK to have black, red, yellow or any other shade of skin colour. But this isn’t about race; it’s about culture. Specifically, it’s about feeling as if the culture you identify with is under siege. Displaying the...
Celebrating Mindfulness Day

Celebrating Mindfulness Day

Mindfulness is a state of being, or at least it becomes one if you practice it. Being more aware of the moment, we feel more alive. The smells, the glint of a button in the sunlight, the sound of a bird chirping as we walk by … these are the sorts of things we...
Eating Local Food Only

Eating Local Food Only

Eating ONLY Local Foods in the Eurobodalla – in Winter  As part of a winter experiment in sustainability, I thought I’d try to eat only local foods, without exception, for one week.   That meant it had to be grown, raised, or gathered within my two local shires,...
Archetypes of Nature at Work – and Play!

Archetypes of Nature at Work – and Play!

What are the shapes and spirits, the dreaming creatures and elemental characters that appear to us when we turn to the natural world and ask for its teaching? We can look to the mythologies of traditional cultures to get a big picture story of some of the things we...