December 6, 2019

Since my arrival there's talk of monsters in the basement. My room is adjacent to dim storage full of logs, axes, chainsaws and tools of all manner and function that a marauding murderer could utilize at his convenience. My brave sister accompanied me down to check I'm...

July 9, 2019

A tree spoke to me as we drove past it the other day. 
Her girth and mighty embrace was tangible despite my fleeting glance.
"That tree must be 600 years old!" I remarked out loud.

She reached out to me and I heard her voice. I felt her limbs.
Her weight. 
Her strength....

July 2, 2019

I see a bug... it's a beetle... a thing... it's alive. Don't tell me that they are dying... taking us with them... a sure sign of our imminent demise. Extinction.  
You are kidding me surely? Look see! There are loads of them, something's on my foot right now. A t...

May 2, 2019

A true short story. 

   I heard trees request things of me a few times; their message was loud and clear. 

We have our usual chit chat in passing, but their requests have been defining moments in time and I take them with the utmost respect, in fact, if yo...

July 25, 2018

   The skinny black cat spies upon us with her bright yellow eyes. She is feral and fearful, never closer than a few meters away and only that close because I put food out.

   Other cats upset Zilla. Zilla is our cat, we adopted and domesticated her, we even had he...

May 3, 2018

The story of nature and nurture continues like an undercurrent....the irrevocable connection that makes us a part of the evolving story of this planet.

Spring feels like the start of something. It tricks us with intermittent flurries of snow and days of grey, but gives...

November 9, 2017

   We had a tough time of it, it was all in the news so I won't repeat it, but lets suffice to say that a lot of people I know left this country, people are migrating. There was a moment when I considered leaving too, but then the reality of how this and many other cou...

November 6, 2017

   I am a white, British passport holding immigrant. I live abroad, I upped and left my motherland for another place and I stayed, made it my home, so if we must give me a name then let's make it the same name we give everyone else who has left their homes and settled...

November 5, 2017

   Career is often a definition of self. It's natural to simplify introduction at the outset and to aim to create common ground, yet we often find ourselves prejudiced (or the victims of) by such simplification at the first stage of meeting someone new. A mini assessme...

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