The Anthropocene and the History of Now

Not wishing to worry anyone unduly, what with all this Brexit ‘driving the country off the edge of a cliff’ stuff going on. But have you heard about the anthropocene? I certainly hadn’t until I went to a history lecture early in December. I’d heard a threatening sounding song on Nick Cave’s last album called […]

New Year’s Eve at the End of the Earth

For our New Year’s Eve day out Sarah and I have been to Sunderland. Not that one, but a much smaller one up near Heysham in a little bit of England neither of us had ever been to before. Now the name ‘Sunderland’ means ‘separated land’ and the place we’re going is indeed cut off […]

I’m Alive: Exploring

  All of these sea kayaking posts by Sarah are about the meaning of life in their way. The joys of small attentions and big adventures. In this one Sarah and her coach Geth get slightly more of an adventure than they’d planned for. All ends well, though you should know that by the end […]

Mind the gap

After a short gap, caused by stormy weather rather than any lack of will on Sarah’s part, she once again takes to the waves around Anglesey. She also tells us some news about her boat and, as we expect, reflects on life and its meanings. * My last sea kayaking trip on my birthday didn’t happen due to […]

Life is short: Happy Birthday to me

My partner Sarah’s just had a birthday, one due to be spent doing something she loves, being out in her beloved sea kayak off the coast of Wales. Well as you’ll read, that didn’t happen. Instead she spent two happily quiet days walking on a beach, gardening and reflecting on life and death. ‘The fact that I work […]

A Sense of Time and Place: Some thoughts

August 28th, 2017 Some thoughts as the balance of my life changes. I needed the the time off and away I’ve just had, here in late August 2018. As back here in Liverpool I’ve returned to a new time in my life. A few weeks away from taking up my place at the University of […]