Show Me

While making lunch i spotted this cheeky twig which snuck its way under my shoelace during my morning hike. Loving the poetry of this moment, outdoor meets indoor, instant recall of making my way through crackly, fallen branches on the river bank. It gives me the powerful feeling that nature is always here for me, […]

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The Clearing

This May I am going to be hosting a retreat in the beautiful mountains of Tuscany. This experience will give you the chance to step out of your normal ‘stuff’ and into something different. We’re not trying to sell a package holiday here – this is a chance to really step out of ‘normal’ life […]

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Always a River

There is beauty in everything but it is important to acknowledge that hard times happen. They do! Most people deal with these alone. And in many ways it is a lonely journey, because growth can only happen for you and these feelings only happen to your personal journey. But, actually they also happen to every […]

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Do We Live in a Monoculture?

I grew up in a different time. Time literally was different. People had time for each other. Things happened slowly. Growing up in a rural community, it wasn’t always easy to get the right part for the job. Parts for tractors and farm machinery were sometimes improvised; people weren’t so bothered about replacing original lights […]

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Lazy Winter Creative

How can I do nothing? I would love to do nothing all the time. Look at the trees. Look at the rocks. These things appear pretty lazy – or are they just in a constant creative state? I’ve never considered myself a lazy person until recently. I worked hard for years and years at jobs […]

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What are we here for? What am I for? My wife sometimes laughs when I ask this question, which usually starts with something like “Isn’t it weird, though?” She rolls her eyes. “Who are we, though? What are we doing? What’s it all about?” At that point she attempts to leave the conversation. And I […]

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Between Chaos and Rigidity

  When I worked in organic food I believed in the produce I was selling. I knew that it had come from a good place. I knew that the people who grew it had integrity and really cared about what they were doing. I still believe that to be true. Somewhere in there, though, I […]

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