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.
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...
January 4, 2019
The New Year is a great time for turning a new leaf, starting afresh and for most it‘s symbolic of our renewed rigour to be the best that we can be. But ‘best that we can be’ at what?
Most of us have had a lifetime’s worth of imposed expectations that we have come to p...
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...
March 9, 2018
Jodie Harburt. Photos: Faye Harburt.
Art is often perceived as an activity that a few partake in, a very few make money from and merely a sprinkling are famous for. So let’s dig a bit deeper:
What is art?
Art is a culmination of imagination and skill, expressed and implemented, often the result of years o...
December 20, 2017
A year has passed since I wrote this and though my party plans for the season are less ambitious in terms of number of guests, my enthusiasm and dedication for living in a zero waste world are unremitting.
So for those of you who mi...
November 10, 2017
People who love places like Kas on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, whether we come from afar or were born locally love it for its own particular nature.
The unaware note a lack of trees, where as the very fact that the indigenous nati...
Art & Design
Life & Stuff
Making a Difference
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In Deference to the Dark
Tales from the Earth: A Tree Spoke
Tales from the Earth: Earwig
Tales from the Earth: Tree Talk
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Step 1 of the Journey
Individual (Zero Waste) Action Counts!
Zero Waste (A Glimmer of Hope in Turkey)
RESOLUTIONS FOR 2019: The Beginning of The Great Transition
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