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The colour’s coming back in

Like post-war technicolour movies, colour has come back to the landscape, despite a winter which won’t let go. In another throwback to the 1950s, the 2018 Doomsday Clock is now at two minutes to midnight, where it last was in … Continue reading

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Getting through January: with a little help from the starlings

8am on a gloriously bright January morning. The storm last night has washed the sky clean of cloud and the light is strong and clear, purged of dust. I should be getting ready for work but instead I’m lying up … Continue reading

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Inner city mindfulness

The kernel of this blog is simplicity. If we could only move our lives back into simplicity, so many of our contemporary problems would diminish or depart entirely. And I find it ridiculously hard to do sometimes. The ‘things to do list’ only … Continue reading

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Two weeks of silence and poetry

I recently spent two weeks on a silent meditation retreat deep in the Scottish Highlands. I’ve done a silent retreat before but it was only 7 days long, and it was four years ago. I don’t meditate as regularly as … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of mindful pond dipping

Pond dipping is something I associate with frogspawn and young kids. Not something on my top 10 list of fun things to do. But this week I discovered its fascination and oddly therapeutic benefits, when myself and my fellow students had … Continue reading

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