Playing for our lives

One sunny afternoon a few years ago, my then 9-year-old son uttered those words every parent or carer will be familiar with: “Mum, I am bored.” I gave him my usual response: “Go outside and find someone to play with.” He went out and returned five minutes later: “There is nobody out there.” I lookedContinue reading “Playing for our lives”

To never be forgotten

“He could reconstruct all his dreams, all his fancies. Two or three times he had reconstructed an entire day. He told me: I have more memories in myself alone than all men have had since the world was a world.” Funes the Memorious – Jorge Luis Borges 1942 ~~~ I am holding a photograph ofContinue reading “To never be forgotten”

Regarding the Land

“What I stand for is what I stand on.” ― Wendell Berry Several years ago I was invited to work on a ‘Soil and Story’ project for the Soil Association.  It was a wonderful opportunity to do some research into different cultural approaches to soil and earth. Now that I am in the process ofContinue reading “Regarding the Land”

The long remembering

 “We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom.” Maya Angelou Last week I was walking on Dartmoor when I stumbled upon The Mariners Way. The Mariners Way is said to be the track which sailors walked from Bideford in the north to Dartmouth in the south. As IContinue reading “The long remembering”