Another Trip Around The Sun!

My birthday has passed. It was a wonderful day and here I am in a new year of my life, another journey around the sun! It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and, as usual, it’s been a wonderful time for casting the occasional, cursory glance over my shoulder to the past. To this end, […]

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Homelessness and Vulture Capitalism

Why has the government of Ireland allowed Vulture Funds to cash-buy over 60% of Irish property when we have a homeless crisis? A simple question. A simple tweet, made this morning, as I pondered what government is actually for… It concerns me deeply to imagine the almost two thousand  children who are awakening this morning […]

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Like Children

For the 99 percent of the time we’ve been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world.  Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the […]

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Returning Thanks

Saint Vincent de Paul is a charity that helps people here in Ireland cope with poverty. It does fantastic work, helping those in need pay bills, buy clothes and food and even keeping a roof over the heads of many. I decided to have a good clear out of things…clothes, books, trinkets, ornaments…all boxed up […]

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Today

The day starts in the dark…making late October mornings seem magical and filled with hope. Walking in the gardens to empty the ashes, open the hen house and collect kindling as the sun rises on this, my birthday. And later, a gift arrives from someone I used to share much of my life with…my ex-husband […]

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Move to Higher Ground

We are facing a multitude of crises at this time. War, austerity, climate change, environmental disaster…the list goes on.  Each month seems to bring a stronger cumulative effect in how we are perceiving the world around us…many feel threatened and some even feel doomed. It has been quite some time now since the cost of […]

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Sustainable Food Revolution

Living in a time when the cost of food is rising day on day, it might be time to re-think the lawn! This is what Bill Mollison, one of the founders of the Permaculture movement has to say on the subject: “. . . every society that grows extensive lawns could produce all its food […]

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There is an Eden…

There is an Eden…we stand upon it. Our potential to change the environment we inhabit is boundless. If we started today and worked hard for all the changes we want to see, the possible transformation is beyond our wildest dreams. Whether we have land or not, what we are capable of implementing, in terms of […]

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A Walk in the Permaculture Gardens Makes All Better!

After listening to the radio this morning, which I should not have done, I had to seek solace and sanity in the gardens. I will not go into what it was that upset me, but like most of you who read this blog, you can put a fair guess that it had something to do […]

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