Cold soft dusk. Branches finely criss-cross above us, While below the thick roots hold our sheep skins to cradle us. . A candle burns in the darkening silence. . What has grounded us this year? What has lifted us up? What has kept our spirits strong? - Kept us connected? . The tawny owls call. … Continue reading Winter solstice
Even if I believe it’s important, I find visioning a future to work towards really difficult. It’s probably because for anyone engaged in wanting the world to change in the direction of social and environmental justice, things look pretty grim on a bigger picture scale. The climate and ecological crisis looms and increasingly takes hold, … Continue reading A future to work towards?
[Dear reader, I have written this piece in response to my experience of social distancing through lock down, and the bizarre effect that this form of isolation has on my being. I see this isolation from one another as a continuation and concentration of broader processes of atomization , and felt the need to spend … Continue reading The elephant in the non-room – the need to be with each other in the flesh
Here’s what’s been on my mind for the last weeks, and I’m sure many others are struck by it as well: Contrary to what I previously believed, people are capable of mass behaviour change in the face of an emergency. So that’s positive, even if the measures taken are imperfect or inadequate. People are able … Continue reading Collectivism, Climate Change and Covid-19
They say, ‘go big or go home.’ As some people know and others don’t, before XR was XR, it was called Rising Up!  - a small handful of activists interested in systems change, drawing on history and experimenting with methods that could bring us closer to getting systems change to happen. For about 18 … Continue reading XR: Do you love the world enough to help build a broad-based movement?