We Were Made for These Times

(Originally published 26/01/2017) Guest Blog by – Clarissa Pinkola Estés | Do not lose heart, We were made for these timesin Essays, memoirs Mis estimados queridos, My Esteemed Ones: Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about … Read more

RIP Democracy

(Originally published on 06/12/2015) “We’re surrounded. Everywhere you look you find masses, droves, gangs of unelected, unaccountable, profit-oriented individuals, corporations and new institutions surfacing everywhere, making official policy in areas ranging from public health to food and agriculture; from taxes to finance and trade…….  the entities they have created have become quasi-governmental bodies co-operating across national … Read more

Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop To Drink

(Originally published 04/12/2015) The RSPB has warned that almost 300 of England’s most important wildlife sites are at risk from fracking after completing a full analysis of the areas of land that Government have offered to energy companies to explore for oil and gas.  ​http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/protected-wildlife-sites-at-risk-from-fracking-warns-rspb-11364004509717 In 2013 the film ‘Promised Land’ starring Matt Damon & … Read more

Everything Happens in Threes

(Originally published on 04/09/2015) Following the ‘incident’ of the dog, his toe-nail and the blood (see Welcome to the Earthblog) and the resulting need to get down on my hands and knees, scrub the floors, scrub the rug, scrub the sofa’s, I was feeling particularly grubby, so took myself off for a shower. Now the sound … Read more