Morning: How To Make Time

Awake long before the 6:30 alarm, like I usually am these days, I’ve been listening to the local backbird since I’m not sure how long. In and out of half sleep once the mid-April half light started this waking to another day. Mornings are one of my things now. And have been over the last […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Or, climate, politics and what really matters. For a long time I’ve been intending t0 write my own version of my favourite story on here, the cautionary tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes, though I’ve never quite got round to that or it’s intended follow-up, my second favourite story, Chicken-Licken. But I’ll often think of […]

It’s About Time

I love this time. This time when March starts turning into April, when winter has definitely turned into spring, when we do that thing with the clocks and fool ourselves that nature has changed. That we have more time, more light, more breathing in the open air. I love this time. Though I don’t get, […]

On a Saturday Morning

I’m going to add this one to my university ‘Fieldnotes’ collection of blog posts. Not because it deals with anything particularly academic, but because it’s about taking time off. Something that’s turning out to be more essential to this new learning phase of my life than I thought it was going to be. I’d known […]

Foundation: Martial Arts Done Differently

Introducing Foundation School of Martial Arts Can martial arts be used to help build stronger communities, more resilient families and healthier, more confident individuals? Well yes, say Foundation School of Martial Arts, and with considerable experience and justification. Over the past several years they’ve worked with over 1,400 young people, and lots of older ones […]

These Early Mornings

I love these early mornings,Before the rest of the world wakes upAnd the sun’s still thinking about it.I think more freely and don’t worry at all,It’s still too early you see?In this free time, while no one’s watching. I love this early thinkingBefore an idea settles down,When it might yet go anywhereAnd the morning’s still […]