My Blog

De-Commissioning Fairbourne: Time to Stop Sleep-Walking

Fairbourne, Gwynedd. This is somewhere we've often walked, paddled, swum and cycled. It's where Aggie first swam in the sea and where the boys made their first rock towers. It's on lots of our holiday photos. It's also the first community in the UK to be...

Awake, and Therefore Alive

For it is important that awake people be awake" William Stafford, 'A Ritual to Read to Each Other In a way, this is just another blog post about resisting the badger cull. But I don't want to focus on us resisters - today I'm...

Water of Life: A ‘Badger Meditation’ on Small Kindnesses

This week I'm standing in for a friend who's away on holiday and who puts out water and some food nightly for a local family of badgers. It's a 'baby-sitting' job that I appreciate on so many levels - the chance to do a favour for a friend, the chance to help badgers,...

A Lesson in Humility – from 22,000 Years Ago

When an ecosystem is fully functioning, all the members are present at the assembly ... Human beings come out of that wholeness, and to consider the possibility of reactivating membership in the Assembly of All Beings is in no way regressive Gary Snyder, 'The Practice...

Money Versus Real Currency: The Deeper Economics of the Badger Cull

I ... cannot understand how the 'badger lobby' seem not to mind at all about the slaughter of thousands of expensive cattle, and yet object to a managed cull of an overpopulation of badgersPrince Charles It's really not like me to quote the royal family, however I'll...