21 Mar 2020

In the depths of the last financial crisis I had an insight into what can really support us.


I was at a dance venue, and the happiness and community the dancers displayed was in stark contrast to the carnage that was being mourned by the media.

"Crises need not concer...

16 Mar 2020

The body can pose many puzzles for us, but one of the most intractable ones for me is "what to do with the shoulders?"
 

The hip joints are so easy by comparison: either the upper ends of your legs are snugly in their ball-and-socket joints (no problem) or they are not...

26 Jan 2020

It is said that when the pupil is ready, the master will appear. That may well be true.


But just because someone appears before you for lessons, that does not make them, in that moment, a ready pupil (any more than it makes you, in that moment, the right teacher).
 

The...

9 Nov 2019

Anne Lamott warns that the single biggest obstacle for writers is listening to 'Radio Station KFKD'.

'Radio Station KFKD' (ie. Radio Station K-F**ked) is her term for the negative self-talk to which we are all prone. "If you are not careful", she says, "station KFKD wil...

28 Nov 2018

“But what’s the trick?” I asked, watching his every move.

17 Nov 2018

A man being fitted for a suit complained that one of the shoulders wasn’t cut properly. The tailor suggested he slightly turn his body.

4 Nov 2018

Escaping into the hills in one way to take a break from our problems. Unfortunately, some of those problems seem determined to come with us!

18 Sep 2018

The Ramblers Association have printed this article of mine in the latest edition of their 'Walk Magazine'!



If you are not a member, you might take the opportunity to read it from this blog page instead.

Clicking on any of the three pages will bring up a pdf version ins...

19 Aug 2018

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there"

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